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Culture and heritage

On 24th September 2018, !Khwa ttu will open the only Heritage Centre in the world dedicated to the San.

The Heritage Centre, currently being co-curated by San communities, will serve as a vibrant demonstration of San culture and beliefs, and will articulate previously untold stories.

The San are among the poorest and most marginalised people in the world.  Nonetheless, they have remarkable attributes, skills and knowledge.  The San have always lived in southern Africa.  Their ancestry is traceable all the way back to the 'cradle of the human mind', the birthplace of us all, in South Africa.  Understanding our shared history reminds us who we are.

The Heritage Centre project will be a powerful resource comprising three connected elements:

  • A new Heritage Centre building at !Khwa ttu
  • Five Community Satellites
  • A global Digital Archive.

!Khwa ttu also offers San artists and craftsmen an attractive outlet for their products.