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Date: Tue, 13/06/2017 - 18:30
By: Ben Schoville
Western Cape
Date: Thu, 25/05/2017 - 19:30
By: Gavin Whitelaw

Homesteads, pots and marriage in south-east southern Africa
Date: Thu, 25/05/2017 - 19:30
By: After the AGM there will be a lecture by Gavin Whitelaw

Sun, 14/05/2017 - 00:00 to Mon, 22/05/2017 - 00:00
By: Nine-day self-drive excursion in May with Gavin Whitelaw and other leaders
Nine-day self-drive excursion in May with Gavin Whitelaw and other leaders.
Date: Tue, 09/05/2017 - 18:30
By: Matthias Brenzinger
Western Cape

Only 13 non-Bantu click languages, often referred to as “Khoisan” languages are still spoken today. The presentation will start off by providing an overview on the distribution of the speakers of these languages, as well as on their genetic relationships. 
Date: Tue, 11/04/2017 - 18:30
By: Willem Hutten
Western Cape
For many researchers the archaeological data collection is the most exciting aspect of the research. The physical excavation takes hours, if not days of preparation, and normally extends to a number of field work seasons.
Date: Thu, 06/04/2017 - 20:00
By: Dr Elizabeth van Heyningen
Although the concentration camps of the South African War have been so important for Afrikaners, few academics have looked at them seriously. This lecture looks at the reasons for this and explores some of the major features of the camps. The camps gained their notoriety because of the high mortality, especially of the children. Modern research in the social history of medicine enables us to understand more fully why so many children died. The revelations of Emily Hobhouse led to major changes and the lecture will also look at the way in which the lives of the people were altered during the last months of the South African War.
Date: Sat, 25/03/2017 - 09:30
By: Walking tour with Jo Buitendach
Join Jo on a walking tour of some of the top art that the streets of Braamfontein have to offer. This walking tour will include public art, street art, graffiti, as well as looking at a bit of history and area regeneration. The tour will focus on how art can be used to regenerate the city, how Braamfontein is leading the regeneration of the city, as well as some background to graffiti in Johannesburg. We will see how the city is fast becoming an international graffiti and street art destination. This is the perfect opportunity for all those budding city photographers! So grab a comfy pair of shoes and the family and let’s hit the streets of Jozi for an arty adventure! And why not make a day of it and have lunch or coffee at the ‘Neighbourgoods’ Market or at one of Braamfontein’s fantastic coffee shops afterwards?
Date: Thu, 16/03/2017 - 20:00
By: Dr Alex Schoeman
Extensive stonewalls, terraces and roads, which roughly covers 24 700 km² in northeastern South Africa, mark the location of the precolonial Bokoni polity that flourished between the 16th and 19th centuries CE. This paper reports on recent research on the conditions Bokoni farmers faced and managed, specifically, focusing on the creation of a terraced farming system and the associated selection and management of farmable soils in the context of climate fluctuations
Date: Tue, 14/03/2017 - 18:30
By: Jim Hislop
Western Cape
It is easy to forget that Observatory was originally a rural area, first used for grazing the Khoi's cattle, and then home to some of the first farms in the country. Once there were fields of wheat, barley and vegetables where today rows of Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses stand.