The Archival Platform launches in Cape Town today.
Archives in South Africa are currently underfunded and understaffed, putting valuable documents at risk. Museums and heritage sites are often still perceived by the public as being part of the old apartheid order, and transforming the sector has not been as easy as we thought in 1994. The Archival Platform is a national networking, advocacy and research initiative to address these problems. It brings together people who are interested in South Africa’s heritage and identity, and it launches formally at the Castle in Cape Town this week.
And sticking with the Archival Platform, I wrote a guest blog for them on two projects I am involved with, KZN Literary Tourism and Ulwazi.