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Documenting the legacy of South Africa’s liberation struggle: The National Liberation Heritage Route

09 October 2013
12:30 - 14:00


Gregory Houston, Nedson Pophiwa, Kombi Sausi, Siphesihle Dumisa and Dineo Seabe,  Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery Group, Human Sciences Research Council

Date: 9 October 2013
Time: 12:15  for 12:30 – 14:00

The South African National Heritage Council (NHC) has commissioned the DGSD team at the HSRC to conduct research that would contribute to the identification of, and provide supporting narratives for new liberation heritage sites.

The NHC identified the development and management of the legacy of the liberation struggle as an important aspect of heritage preservation in the country, and initiated the Liberation Heritage Route (LHR) project as one of the initiatives in this regard. The LHR is intended to consist of a series of sites that express the key aspects of the South African liberation experience.

These sites are linked together by a common historical narrative of the liberation struggle and experience, and consist of historical evidence of events and activities associated with the history of the struggle. This seminar will focus on the master narrative being developed for the LHR project while indicating some of the most significant heritage sites identified.

Kindly RSVP by 7 October 2013

This seminar may be attended via video conference in Pretoria, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal. Details as below.  

Cape Town : HSRC, 12th Floor, Plein Park Building (Opposite Revenue Office), Plein Street, Cape Town. Contact Jean Witten, Tel (021) 4668004, Fax (021) 461 0299, or

Durban :  First floor HSRC board room, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor, Contact Ridhwaan Khan, Tel (031) 242 5400, cell: 083 788 2786 or

Pretoria : HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Arlene Grossberg, Tel: (012) 302 2811, e-mail: