Arts & Culture

Placing the film “Inxeba – The Wound” in Historical Review
Story Synopsis Inxeba is essentially an intersectional story about three Xhosa men that is told in the setting of the ..read more
Heritage day, Braai Day or Shaka Day: Whose Heritage is it Anyway?
Background Heritage Day is one of the newly created South African public holidays. It is a day in which all are ..read more
Fanakalo: the language of mining culture
Introduction Fanakalo is a bridging language of communication in multilingual and multinational settings on South ..read more
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Rock Art
Most researchers who study rock art tend to focus on technical aspects, such as the material and techniques used. Their ..read more
Insurrections Ensemble
Can you create music that can find a home on both sides of the Indian Ocean beyond the cliché of “fusion”? Are Indian ..read more
Insurrections: The Storming
September 2015, District Six Homecoming Centre, Cape Town. Performance Curated by: Sumangala Damodaran, Tina Schouw ..read more
Buy the Insurrection Ensemble's music
EXPERIENCE a unique sound! Buy a CD by the Insurrections Ensembles, a collection of poetry-music collaborations ..read more
Definition of Natural and Cultural heritage sites
There are two types of World Heritage Sites. The first represents cultural and the second natural heritage. Cultural ..read more
The Cape Minstrels: Origins and Evolution of Tweede Nuwe Jaar (Second New Year) in the Cape
Introduction In the years following 1994, South Africa has become well known for its culturally diverse population and ..read more
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Maritime history and heritage: shipwrecks
Why are shipwrecks important? Shipwrecks have always held a specific allure. The promise of hidden treasure, the ..read more
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South Africa and the Olympic Games
Background What is today referred to as the “Ancient Olympic Games”, was a sports festival celebrated in honour of the ..read more
The National Arts Festival
In 1974, an inaugural festival titled the 1820 Settlers National Monument  was opened as a memorial to the British ..read more
African Art Centre
The African Art Centre is a non-profit organisation based in KwaZulu-Natal. Founded in 1959, it was under the ..read more
Africanist News and Views (1968-1973)
Africanist News and Views, published by the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania (South Africa), expressed the Pan- ..read more
African Heritage Sites
Within 37 African countries, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has listed 135 ..read more

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