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Cape shipwreck adds another chapter to slave trade story

More than 200 slaves bound for the cane fields of Brazil died in the icy ocean around the Cape of Good Hope when their slave ship was wrecked. Remnants of the wreckage are being studied by maritime archaeologists and historians in South Africa and the US.

Valuable octant found on beach

An old octant, most likely from the ship the Amsterdam, which was run aground in Algoa Bay almost 200 years ago while sailing from the Dutch East Indies to the Netherlands, has washed ashore in Port Elizabeth.
Safer seas for Port Elizabeth’s marine life

Heritage agency charts new course

The South African Heritage Resources Agency is leading the field with its ground-breaking Sahris system, an online portal for research and management of the country’s heritage.
Trekker site gets heritage status


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