Arts & Culture

African Heritage Sites
Within 37 African countries, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has listed 135 ..read more
Sona Patterns - Revisiting the Contributions of the People in Sub-Saharan Africa to Modern Mathematics
To many, modern mathematics and Africa are not synonymous. Open any school mathematics book and the role of African ..read more
Nguni Stick Fighting
Introduction This article looks at the history of an indigenous Nguni sport known as Stick Fighting, which was popular ..read more
Tswana
(seTswana [language], baTswana [people]) The four major ethnic divisions among Black South Africans are the Nguni, ..read more
European missionaries in southern Africa: the role of the missionaries
"Without doubt it is a far more costly thing to kill the (indigenous population) than to Christianise them." (Warneck ..read more
Arts and Cultural Development Network (ACDN)
The Arts and Cultural Development Network (ACDN) was founded in 1991 as an initiative to influence government policy at ..read more
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KwaMsiza - A Ndebele village
KwaMsiza is a village of 49 families located some 50km north of Pretoria. Its residents are Ndzundza Ndebele, and ..read more
People and Culture of South Africa
South Africa has early human fossils at Sterkfontein and other sites. The first modern inhabitants of the country were ..read more
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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
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
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

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