By: Frank Teichert, Curator – DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Introduction This is the second instalment on shoes from the DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History’s collection. Footwear has always been a reflection of culture, fashion, and tradition. In the vast
By: Abraham Mohale, Junior Curator, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Figure. Statue of Kgoŝi Mampuru II in Mamone village, Sekhukhune District, Limpopo Province. Introduction Kgoŝi Mampuru II was born in 1824 and died on 22 November 1883. Kgoŝi Mampuru died brutally by
By: Mpho Khalo, Junior Curator - DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Introduction Camouflage uniforms are clothing items designed to help the wearers blend into their surroundings in order to avoid detection. They are commonly worn by military personnel in the army. The camouflage
By: Michael Tobolo, Junior Curator - DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Introduction The Olifant tank was locally developed and produced by the Olifant Manufacturing Company. The Olifant was developed in 1976 with some help from Israel and first entered service with
By: Tinyeko Captain Ndhlovu - Curator: Insignia, Memorial Plaques, Postal History, Indigenous Military History, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Shaka Zulu is still considered a great military genius, nation-builder, and Zulu kingdom founder-king who ruled from circa 1816 - 1828.
By: Ntebaleng G. Tlailane, Junior Curator (Mix Media, Technological and Toys Collections) - DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Creating a link between an object and its associated information According to the International Council of Museums (ICOM) every item in a museum