Arts & Culture

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Missionary settlement in Southern Africa 1800-1925
A study of missionary settlement and the spread of Christianity in southern Africa during the period 1800 - 1925, ..read more
Defining culture, heritage and identity
What is heritage and identity? Questions of heritage and identity are not as straightforward as they might first appear ..read more
Afrikaans: the Language of Black and Coloured Dissent
Introduction Afrikaans, the official language during South Africa’s Apartheid era, often occupies a politicised space ..read more
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Sophiatown in Literature
An Invaluable Historical Source The literature on "life in Sophiatown" by a generation of prose writers, novelists, ..read more
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

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