National and provincial archives are tasked with two key responsibilities: “the proper management and care of the records of governmental bodies” and “the preservation and use of a national archival heritage”. Jo-Anne Duggan considers the records relating to the change of street names in cape Town and concludes that when resources are scare and capacity limited it’s critical to strike a balance between these competing
Uhuru Phalafala writes about the significance of cows as a presence, a vessel, a bridge and a god in Sepedi culture and explains why, even in the direst situations of hunger, the cow will be preserved.
Responding to an earlier post by Lucy Campbell, Kobus Faasen compares the lives of three prominent indigenous women who were introduced to “the people from the sea” at an early age. Malinche (modern-day Mexico), Pocahontas (Jamestown, North America) and Krotoa (Cape of Good Hope, South Africa).