The Encylopaedia of South African Arts, Culture and Heritage is an online encyclopaedia, edited by Professor Mbulelo Mzamane and funded by the National Department of Arts and Culture.
ESAACH aims to develop a comprehensive encyclopaedia of South African arts, culture and heritage. Professor Graham Stewart donated the South African Literary Encyclopaedia to the project as an invaluable start. Although this database was comprehensive, it was also out-of-date and had been created in Microsoft Access, which limited its use to single users on personal computers.
We imported the existing database into a Wiki-style website, which can be edited by researchers and members of the public, and made this available online. We then held a series of national workshops to publicise the project to interested parties.