In the Headlines
Members of the public are invited to submit comments at a Public Hearing on Bill to be held in Johannesburg on Saturday 18 May
An invitation to a tour of the National Film, Video and Sound Archives to celebrate national Archives Week, 6 - 10 May 2013
The Department of Arts and Culture has given the go-ahead for the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa to embark on a capital works project to ensure the continued preservation of South Africa’s irreplaceable documentary heritage. The long-term benefits of these renovations will most surely outweigh the inconvenience caused in the short term.
The Western Cape Provincial Archives have planned a full programme of events to encourage members of the public to ‘look into the past”.
The South African Heritage Resources Information System is intended to facilitate the efficient and coordinated management of South African heritage resources by providing a heritage management tool to all heritage bodies and custodians, as well as to local planning authorities and provincial heritage resources authorities.
The National Khoisan Council and National Heritage Council briefed the Committee on the history of the Khoisan people and the project that was under way to honour the memory and return the remains of David Stuurman to South Africa from Australia.
Sarah Laskow, writing in the Boston Globe reports that, when rebels invaded, a digital-archive project suddenly became a cultural lifeline.
This report outlines the discussion, conclusions and recommendations of the recent South African Digitisation Initiative (SADI)
Richard Pithouse reflects on President Jacob Zuma’s speech at the memorial for the men who fell outside Bangui, and concludes that it was, above all ‘a demand for our silence and obedience’.
Kallie Kriel says 81% of participants in public participation process were against name change
Khaya Magaxa says Helen Zille’s manipulation of legacy of fallen heroes exposes her moral bankruptcy.
The Auditor General briefed the committee on anticipated audit outcomes and SAHRA presented its Turnaround Strategy.
Columbia University Libraries’ Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research has acquired the Gay J. McDougall South Africa and Namibia Papers and the records of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Southern Africa Project.