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The Resistance Against December 16: A Historical Reflection

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CULTURAL BIOGRAPHY OF A COMMODITY

Julia Roelofse, site curator, DITSONG: Pioneer Museum and Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum A BOTTLE OF LOURENSFORD CHARDONNAY A 750 ml...
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AVATAR – A 2009 SCIENCE FICTION HOLLYWOOD MOVIE THAT HAS HAD MUCH CONTROVERSY OVER THE LAST DECADE.

By Frank Teichert, curator, archaeology and human remains, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Avatar was a large budget Hollywood...
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THE BATTLE OF BLOOD/NCOME RIVER (16 DECEMBER 1838) COMMEMORATION AS A DAY OF RECONCILIATION

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History December 2020 The Battle of Blood/Ncome River (16 December 1838) is included...
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EL WAK – 16 DECEMBER 1940

SOUTH AFRICA’S FIRST BATTLE OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR Including a brief discussion on some of the exhibits in the...
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Prime Minister Louis Botha, the conciliator

A Carelsen, curator, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Museum collection The DITSONG: National Cultural History Museum houses a fairly...
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Prime Minister Louis Botha, the conciliator
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18 DECEMBER 1982

18 DECEMBER 1982 The attack on South Africa’s Nuclear Power Station at Koeberg By Richard Henry 18 November 2020 Words: ...
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18 DECEMBER 1982
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The Walther P38 pistol

A genuine shooter Jan van den Bos, curator, military collection, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The Play station and...
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The Walther P38 pistol
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16-inch Armour Piercing Shot

16-inch Armour Piercing Shot On Display at DITSONG: National Museum of Military History From HMS Nelson     Date 1941 By...
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16-inch Armour Piercing Shot
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THE AREA BOMBING OF GERMANY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE BOMB DAMAGE BY WAR ARTIST GEOFFREY LONG Allan Sinclair DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Introduction Area...
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THE AREA BOMBING OF GERMANY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
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EVOLUTION IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS: ACCEPTED, TOLERATED OR REJECTED?

Dr Mirriam Tawane, Curator Palaeontology, DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History Evolution became part of the national school curricula in...
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EVOLUTION IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS: ACCEPTED, TOLERATED OR REJECTED?
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DOLOMITE: THE ROCK THAT SHAPES THE CRADLE OF HUMANKIND

Lazarus Kgasi: DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History. A strip of dolomitic limestone caves containing the fossilized remains of ancient...
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COBRA CAVE, THE MEANING

Lazarus Kgasi: DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History South Africa is famous for its richness in hominid discoveries and we...
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COBRA CAVE, THE MEANING
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The Shona Mbira

By Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Mbira, attached to a gourd resonator (Photograph by...
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The Shona Mbira
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TRADITIONAL IRON SMELTING BELLOWS

Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Skin-bag bellows, used for blowing air into a fire....
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TRADITIONAL IRON SMELTING BELLOWS
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Kruger House: the legends live on

Mauritz Naudé, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History (15/08/2020) Even though museums are normally associated with the collection of movable...
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Kruger House: the legends live on
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A Missing Heritage Site

Sandra Naudé, Editor: DITSONG: Museums of South Africa The so-called “Convent Redoubt” stood at the corner of Visagie and Koch...
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SOUTH AFRICA’S ENTRY INTO THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND THE BATTLE OF BANGUI (22-24 MARCH 2013)

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History August 2020 Source: UNICEF Introduction During the Cold War Africa had been...
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SOUTH AFRICA’S ENTRY INTO THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND THE BATTLE OF BANGUI (22-24 MARCH 2013)
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INNOVATIONS IN EDGED WEAPONS

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History September 2020 Edged weapons were being developed in the form of handheld...
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INNOVATIONS IN EDGED WEAPONS
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THE MAPIKO MASKS

Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History  The Mapiko masks are associated with the Makonde people...
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THE MAPIKO MASKS
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Blog

The Resistance Against December 16: A Historical Reflection

Read More
Blog

CULTURAL BIOGRAPHY OF A COMMODITY

Julia Roelofse, site curator, DITSONG: Pioneer Museum and Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum A BOTTLE OF LOURENSFORD CHARDONNAY A 750 ml...
Read More
Blog

AVATAR – A 2009 SCIENCE FICTION HOLLYWOOD MOVIE THAT HAS HAD MUCH CONTROVERSY OVER THE LAST DECADE.

By Frank Teichert, curator, archaeology and human remains, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Avatar was a large budget Hollywood...
Read More
Blog

THE BATTLE OF BLOOD/NCOME RIVER (16 DECEMBER 1838) COMMEMORATION AS A DAY OF RECONCILIATION

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History December 2020 The Battle of Blood/Ncome River (16 December 1838) is included...
Read More
Blog

EL WAK – 16 DECEMBER 1940

SOUTH AFRICA’S FIRST BATTLE OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR Including a brief discussion on some of the exhibits in the...
Read More
Prime Minister Louis Botha, the conciliator
Blog

Prime Minister Louis Botha, the conciliator

A Carelsen, curator, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Museum collection The DITSONG: National Cultural History Museum houses a fairly...
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18 DECEMBER 1982
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18 DECEMBER 1982

18 DECEMBER 1982 The attack on South Africa’s Nuclear Power Station at Koeberg By Richard Henry 18 November 2020 Words: ...
Read More
The Walther P38 pistol
Blog

The Walther P38 pistol

A genuine shooter Jan van den Bos, curator, military collection, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The Play station and...
Read More
16-inch Armour Piercing Shot
Blog

16-inch Armour Piercing Shot

16-inch Armour Piercing Shot On Display at DITSONG: National Museum of Military History From HMS Nelson     Date 1941 By...
Read More
THE AREA BOMBING OF GERMANY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Blog

THE AREA BOMBING OF GERMANY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE BOMB DAMAGE BY WAR ARTIST GEOFFREY LONG Allan Sinclair DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Introduction Area...
Read More
EVOLUTION IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS: ACCEPTED, TOLERATED OR REJECTED?
Blog

EVOLUTION IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS: ACCEPTED, TOLERATED OR REJECTED?

Dr Mirriam Tawane, Curator Palaeontology, DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History Evolution became part of the national school curricula in...
Read More
Blog

DOLOMITE: THE ROCK THAT SHAPES THE CRADLE OF HUMANKIND

Lazarus Kgasi: DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History. A strip of dolomitic limestone caves containing the fossilized remains of ancient...
Read More
COBRA CAVE, THE MEANING
Blog

COBRA CAVE, THE MEANING

Lazarus Kgasi: DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History South Africa is famous for its richness in hominid discoveries and we...
Read More
The Shona Mbira
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The Shona Mbira

By Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Mbira, attached to a gourd resonator (Photograph by...
Read More
TRADITIONAL IRON SMELTING BELLOWS
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TRADITIONAL IRON SMELTING BELLOWS

Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Skin-bag bellows, used for blowing air into a fire....
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Kruger House: the legends live on
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Kruger House: the legends live on

Mauritz Naudé, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History (15/08/2020) Even though museums are normally associated with the collection of movable...
Read More
Blog

A Missing Heritage Site

Sandra Naudé, Editor: DITSONG: Museums of South Africa The so-called “Convent Redoubt” stood at the corner of Visagie and Koch...
Read More
SOUTH AFRICA’S ENTRY INTO THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND THE BATTLE OF BANGUI (22-24 MARCH 2013)
Blog

SOUTH AFRICA’S ENTRY INTO THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND THE BATTLE OF BANGUI (22-24 MARCH 2013)

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History August 2020 Source: UNICEF Introduction During the Cold War Africa had been...
Read More
INNOVATIONS IN EDGED WEAPONS
Blog

INNOVATIONS IN EDGED WEAPONS

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History September 2020 Edged weapons were being developed in the form of handheld...
Read More
THE MAPIKO MASKS
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THE MAPIKO MASKS

Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History  The Mapiko masks are associated with the Makonde people...
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