Changes in southern African rock art reflect the mixing of groups of people after they came into contact with each other.
The German ethnographer viewed rock art with a problematic Western gaze, instead of trying to understand the artists’ beliefs.
The medicine container was found in a painted rock shelter. A radio carbon date of the horn container places it at around AD 1461-1630.
The queen of Xhosa music has passed away. She reinvigorated ancient Xhosa cultural traditions through performance and teaching.
A new exhibition in Johannesburg focuses on the beliefs and paintings of the San people.
The problem is that communities who continue to be most affected by the violent past have not been involved in negotiations.
It’s been in existence since the 1500s but the Kaaps language, synonymous with Cape Town, has never had a dictionary until now.
In several other parts of the world, people used the bones of animals that were important within their respective cultures to make tools.
The team from Wits University returned to a well-known ceiling panel in the Maloti-Drakensberg mountains, armed with new knowledge about the beliefs of the San people who made the paintings.
A survey of San ostrich eggshell beads - a common find at archaeological sites - paints a bigger picture of hunter-gatherers, herders and shifting cultural tradition.
Through science, art and technology, we are able to reconstruct the faces of the dead based on their remains. The researcher who did this work for descendants in Sutherland explains the process.
When the University of Cape Town discovered skeletons in its archive that had been unethically obtained and used, they set about restoring justice to the bones and the community they came from.
Contrary to the colonial view, Bushmen of southern Africa had a complex and meaningful practice of dress.
Inclusive innovation processes could be extremely valuable to low-income and disadvantaged communities in South Africa.
Marginalised Namibians should be encouraged to take up cameras to document their lives – on their own terms.
The early use of poison is one more indicator of an advanced repertoire of behavioural and technological traits that have characterised our species from the earliest times.
Despite the noble goals of the new South Africa and its ideals of racial harmony, racial tensions remain a major problem in the country. Prejudice and bigotry persists even in universities.
The rooibos industry has been accompanied by dispossession and adversity stretching back over centuries.
For a global audience, the movie ‘A United Kingdom’ provides a topical account of race relations. The love story is likely to revitalize the popular viewpoint of Botswana as a national success story.
Human population groups worldwide are highly homogeneous genetically. They are in fact 99.5% similar and their anatomical features vary in an uncorrelated fashion over the landscape.