In the Headlines
The SASA conference brought a range of interesting initiatives – and challenges into view, and a timely reminder that archives are preserved so that they can be made accessible and used!
In Heritage Month The South African History Archive (SAHA) pays tribute to the Shifty Records music label, combining exhibitions, documentary screenings, panel discussions and, of course, concerts to celebrate the Shifty story of musical activism in the struggle for democracy in South Africa.
The prototype is an aggregate of biographical information about people, both individuals and groups, who created or are documented in historical resources. Users can explore the lives of individual people, organizations, and families; browse featured descriptions; and discover and locate connected historical resources that document these lives.
The Department of Arts and Culture has released a Draft National Museum Policy for comment.
Address by Minister Mthethwa at the Policy Debate Vote 14, National Council of Provinces, (NCOP 2014
On 24 July 2014 Minster Nathi Mthethwa addressed the NCOP announcing that, “Our plan for the next five years responds to the unfinished business of economic transformation as a framework for the economic vitality of our social and cultural fabric. It restores social transformation as a pillar for nation building and unity”.
On 17 Juy 2014 Minister Nathi Mthethwa delivered the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) Budget Speech which he titled, “Unleashing the economic power of the arts” and in which he affirmed the DAC’s commitment to sustaining and growing a nation “at peace with itself and the world.”
New Paper from Peter Alcock, :The Hills Above Pietermaritzburg: An Appreciation” now available to download from our website.
Almost 20 years after his death in New York in 1995, Nat Nakasa’s remains may be repatriated for reburial in his homeland.
With close to 600 individual archives, museums and other organisations and institutions listed thus far, the registry is intended to provide the public with a ready- and easy-to-use collection of information and data pertaining to archival repositories and other institutions that may assist them in their personal and/or professional research.
McNulty Consulting have developed a Ditial Memory Toolkit which is available free of chatge on their website.
Verne Harris pays tribute to Terry Cook, an archivist who played a pivotal role in the development of archival thinking, education, and advocacy, in Canada and around the world.
Film archive British Pathé has released its entire collection to YouTube, making more than 85,000 rare 20th Century videos available to the public.
The Western Cape has published a draft digitisation policy for the Western Cape Government and Municipalities for comment.
The 20th of April 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Madiba’s renowned ‘Speech from the Dock’. To mark this anniversary the Nelson Mandela Foundation has released a rare photograph of Madiba taken on the 12th of June 1964 when he was leaving the court.