The Steering Committee for the 2020 national conference of the SA Society for Cultural History (SASCH) that will be co-hosted by the National Museum, recently visited Clarens on a fact finding mission to inspect possible venues for the conference and meet with local organizers and community members in Clarens. The Basotho Cultural Village was also visited.
Today, 36 years, ago the United Democratic Front, the largest anti-apartheid formation since the banning of the political organisations in the 1960s was established in the Rocklands Civic Centre in Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town.
South Africa celebrates Women’s Month annually in August and pays tribute to the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956. The women marched in order to protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. The Pass Laws represented a system which was intended to control women even further and reduce women to passive beings, at the mercy of men.
National Museum CEO, Sharon Snell, visits ongoing archaeological excavations and fieldwork along the Modder River near Bloemfontein.
This fieldwork project is a collaborative effort including Dr. Michael Toffolo, Junior Research Chair at the Research Institute on Archaeological Materials at Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France; Dr. Britt Bousman, Professor at the Department of Anthropology at Texas State University, USA; Dr. Christopher Miller, Professor at the Institute for Archaeological Science at
The late nineteenth century ‘witnessed an unprecedented explosion in the creation and expansion of the number of natural history museums’ all over the world. These institutions were mostly located in the metropolitan centers and main cities of Europe and North America. It also found a place in other parts of the world including in the former Republic of the Orange Free State.