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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...
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...
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...
|Kunta Boo - Owner of Healing

|Kunta Boo – Owner of Healing

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of |Kunta Boo, a renowned and much loved Ju|’hoansi healer. |Kunta Boo with his wife N!ai...
Sounds of the Namib Desert - with !Khwa ttu

Sounds of the Namib Desert – with !Khwa ttu

Here is a link to something revitalising that you may have missed. It is about those deep nature relationships we must hang on to as we remain stuck in our...
Coronavirus - reflections

Coronavirus – reflections

Two weeks ago I saw an email from a Ju/’hoansi community member asking for information about this terrible new disease they are hearing rumours about. He asked if it goes...