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Grootboom tells tales of Khoi-San through recycled material and artwork

An artist of Knysna shares of how his childhood in the bush, and learning indigenous traditions led him to his passion: a career in art. He also uses this to help rehabilitate young offenders.

Art and science unite at SKA

The art, culture and beliefs of two ancient tribes on two sides of Earth are united in an exhibition ringing the links between art, science and religion, hosted by the Square Kilometre Array. Most science is beautiful, and so is most art, says the head of the South African mission of the joint South Africa-Australia initiative.

Music van de Caab keeps Khoi and San music alive

The Solms-Delta wine estate in the Franschhoek Valley, Cape Winelands, is reviving San and Khoi music through the Music van de Caab project and an exhibition showcasing musical instruments.

Rooibos refreshes the agri-tourism industry

The prized rooibos, indigenous to the south-western reaches of South Africa, has long been used by the Khoi and San as a refreshing drink and a medicinal herb. Today it is enjoyed around the world. Its following has grown so vast that a pair of enterprising sisters in a small rural town has set up the Rooibos Route.

Take a trip to Northern Cape

The Northern Cape is a vast, open land of breathtaking landscapes and ancient history. Kimberley, the old diamond-mining town, is the provincial capital, and a good place to start your adventure through this surprising, beautiful part of the world.
• Khoisan couple home at last

Bill to empower Khoisan community

Bill to empower Khoisan community

President Jacob Zuma has lauded Adam Kok I, the Griqua leader who stood up to the colonial authorities 300 years ago, as "one of the greatest warriors ever produced by our country", and said a new Bill would empower South Africa's indigenous Khoi, San, Nama, Korana and Griqua communities.

!Khwa ttu: the way of the San

Part tourist lodge, part educational centre, the !Khwa ttu nature reserve in the Western Cape immerses visitors in the knowledge and culture of the indigenous San Bushmen, and provides training and jobs to this marginalised community.
African human genomes decoded

Indigenous plant benefits San

Indigenous plant benefits San

The San community will receive between R8-million and R12-million from the CSIR over the next four years for an indigenous plant that is being developed into a slimming drug by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.
Trailing the Schmidtsdrift San

Trailing the Schmidtsdrift San

The Wildebeest Kuil rock art trail runs through stark, beautiful country just 15km from Kimberley. Its importance goes beyond the excellence and abundance of its ancient engravings. It's located on land now owned by the !Xun and Khwe communities - the "Schmidstdrift San" - who have travelled a long way from their ancestral lands in Angola.
Rock art centre sheds light on San

Rock art centre sheds light on San

KwaZulu-Natal's new Kamberg Rock Art Centre, now open to the public, will help visitors understand and interpret the more than 40 000 San Bushman images to be found in the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.

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