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Food From Our Ancestors Project

Funded by: Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) During 2020 we received funding from the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) - Tourism Product Development Fund (TPDF) to...
!Khwa ttu | San Spirit Shared | What does heritage mean to me

We share what Heritage means to us at !Khwa ttu

During September, Heritage Month,  we asked ourselves the question "What does Heritage mean to me?"    "To be among people every day and share my culture with them make me...
!Khwa ttu | San Spirit Shared | MCC

Temporary Exhibition at !Khwa ttu on Margaret Courtney-Clarke’s Work

August 2021.  For the next couple of months we are hosting a Temporary Exhibition in our Encounters Building.  It comprises photographs of Margaret Courtney-Clarke, curated by Virginia McKenny who talks...
!Khwa ttu | San Spirit Shared | Lions are walking

The lions are walking: Kalahari Bushman wisdom in Covid times

In 2016 Danish hygge became something of a Scandic buzzword around the world*. Recently we have been introduced to a different Scandic buzzword, one perhaps a little less buzzy but...

Fabulous friends

"I first met the actress Jolene Martin before lockdown this year. I immediately recognised her because I follow the soapie she acts in. From the beginning we clicked, we felt...

I belong to this identity

When we were small, my father, Jan van der Westhuizen, took us along when he went to the Kalahari dunes to collect medicine from the pharmacy of nature. He told...

So fresh it might still be growing – it’s strictly seasonal in the Restaurant at !Khwa ttu

"Learning to prepare the new menu has its challenges. It was all new at first, but now we have mastered it. We get to enjoy the preparation of the new...
!Khwa ttu | San Spirit Shared | Shhh listen

‘Shshsh listen’ – a poem by Kerry Jones inspired by Chief Tsamkxao ǂOma

Taking us away from coronavirus for a change, this is a powerful and important poem written by Dr Kerry Jones, a linguist and activist for mother tongue education in Khoe...

Covid-19 impact stories from San communities, by Kileni Fernando

Kileni Fernando is a !Xung speaking !Khwa ttu San Museum Consultant. In July Kileni spoke to !Khwa ttu's Museum Director, Chris Low, about the impact of Covid-19 on San in...
!Khwa ttu | San Spirit Shared | Rethink: Ancient wisdom for the “new normal” after Covid-19

Rethink: Ancient wisdom for the “new normal” after Covid-19

“Those years, if I understand clearly from my grandfathers, they will separate the families, meaning that the parents will go on one side and the grandparents will go on one...