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The Historical Background of Missionaries in South Africa and the Translation of Christian Bibles into isiZulu

Nthabiseng Mokwena, Junior Curator, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Missionaries and the establishment of Christianity in South Africa The...
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The Historical Background of Missionaries in South Africa and the Translation of Christian Bibles into isiZulu
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The Impact of the Struggle Wars Post 1994 Within the South African Army

Mpho Khalo, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History September 2021   Introduction   After the extended negotiation process before the...
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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Drive: Zero Tolerance for Gender-Based Violence and Sexual Exploitation

Tinyeko Captain Ndhlovu, Curator: Insignia, Memorial Plaques, Postal History, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History September 2021 Introduction Our beautiful...
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Model Quarter Scale German First World War Aircraft donated to the Ditsong National Museum of Military History

Allan Sinclair, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Introduction Two ¼ scale model aircraft were donated to the DITSONG: National...
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The T-34 Russian Medium Tank

Michael Tobolo, Junior Curator, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Introduction The T-34 Russian tank was probably one of the...
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The impact of Military Communication during the second World War (1939 – 1945) Military Equipment of the Soviet Union : The A-7 VHF Transceiver

Abraham Mohale, Junior Curator, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History  What is a military communication? Military communication is the transmission...
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Sešego sa Mabele, the Food Bank

Motsane Getrude Seabela Curator Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History Pictured above is a grain storage basket, Sešego in...
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The USSR in the Great Patriotic War: A New Set of Displays

David Rilley-Harris, Curator, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History As Britain once called The Napoleonic Wars “The Great War” and...
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Military equipment named after animals The Atlas (AERMACCHI) Impala Aircraft

Allan Sinclair, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Throughout the history of the South African Air Force many of its...
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The first Ape-Man of Kromdraai Cave (TM 1517)

Lazarus Kgasi, DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History In 1938, Gert Terblanche, a 15-year-old schoolboy, discovered the first fossil of...
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An introduction to some of the Anti-Tank Weapons in the collection of The Ditsong : National Museum of Military History

A new weapon is unleashed On 15 September 1916 the first tanks made their appearance at Flers-Courcellette in the Somme...
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German Anti-Tank Weapons The Development and Science of Hand Held Weapons Panzerfaust 30M

by Richard Henry, Curator, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Introduction   When the First World War (1914-1918) ended, the...
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Getting to know The Owls of South Africa

S. M. Malematja, Curator Ornithology: DITSONG: National Museum of Natural History Owls are often misunderstood and labelled as mysterious creatures...
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The Surrender Of the Tobruk Garisson June 1942

Allan Sinclair, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Introduction June is an important month in South Africa’s history owing to...
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Youth Protest

David Rilley-Harris, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Youth protest has been a core instrument of political and social change...
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The impact of June 16 to the current students

Mpho Khalo, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History THE build-up to the Soweto Uprisings The first question that should be...
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Commandant Hendrik Frederik Prinsloo and His presentation sporting Mauser Rifle

Richard Henry, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Family life Hendrik Frederik Prinsloo was born on 10 May 1861.  He...
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South Africa’s Second World War Victoria Cross Heroes

Anna La Grange, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History The Victoria Cross, which is the highest British military order for...
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Commemorating the 45th Legacy of the Soweto Youth Uprising: 16 June 1976

Tinyeko Captain Ndhlovu, Curator: Insignia, Memorial Plaques, Postal History, DITSONG: National Museum of Military History Prior to 1976[1]  most black...
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The Mauser C96(“Construktion” 96) pistol Revolutionary for its time

Jan van den Bos: Curator, Military Collection, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The Mauser C96 pistol, also known as...
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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...
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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)
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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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INNOVATIONS IN EDGED WEAPONS
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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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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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THE LUGER PISTOL
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THE LUGER PISTOL

A CONQUEROR OF TWO WORLD WARS Jan van den Bos, Curator Military Collection, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The...
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Object knowledge during documentation
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Object knowledge during documentation

Jan van den Bos, curator, military collection, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The purpose of museums is to collect...
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CENTENARY OF THE DEMISE OF SAMMY MARKS
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CENTENARY OF THE DEMISE OF SAMMY MARKS

Jaco Schoonraad, Acting Manager, DITSONG: Sammy Marks and Pioneer Museums and curator of Numismatics, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History...
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A Traditional Indonesian Dagger, The Kris

By : Frank Teichert The kris (also spelled keris) is the national weapon of Indonesia and the oldest distinctive weapon...
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PERUVIAN CHANCAY POTTERY COLLECTION
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PERUVIAN CHANCAY POTTERY COLLECTION

Frank Teichert, Curator Archaeology and Human Remains. DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The Peruvian pots were discovered in a...
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ELEPHANT IVORY TUSKS
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ELEPHANT IVORY TUSKS

Of the Rhodesian Light Infantry Richard Henry Ditsong National Museum of Military History 12 May 2020 The Ditsong National Museum...
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BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR TANKERS FACE MASK
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BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR TANKERS FACE MASK

Richard Henry Ditsong National Museum of Military History 20 May 2020 The Museum’s Anti-Splash Tankers Mask:  Acq No 17126. Belonged...
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SIDI REZEGH: IMAGES OF DEATH AND HORROR
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SIDI REZEGH: IMAGES OF DEATH AND HORROR

Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History 30 April 2020 During the First World War (1914 – 1918) most...
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THE FALL OF FRANCE AND THE ENTRY OF JAPAN INTO THE SECOND WORLD WAR (1939 – 1945)

THE EFFECT OF THESE EVENTS ON SOUTH AFRICA Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History 29 April 2020 Introduction...
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COMMEMORATING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY

Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History 8 May 2020 On 8 May 1945 the British Prime Minister, Sir...
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Ko-Wakizashi Japanese Short Sword
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Ko-Wakizashi Japanese Short Sword

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History May 2020 A wakizashi is a traditional Japanese short sword with a...
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The Push Dagger
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The Push Dagger

David Rilley-Harris DNMMH Curator April 2020 First World War Push Dagger which belonged to L Cpl Arnold A push dagger...
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THE KLOPFEITSCHE / MARTINET
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THE KLOPFEITSCHE / MARTINET

A clothes whip supposedly used at Buchenwald Richard Henry Ditsong National Museum of Military History 22 May 2020 Introduction: On...
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THE NAZI YELLOW JEWISH STAR
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THE NAZI YELLOW JEWISH STAR

Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History Introduction The Nazi yellow cloth star is possibly one of the most...
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