iAfrika is a digital libraries project that provides access to African language resources. It is based on our theory of change.

The Ulwazi Programme is a local language, local content project of the eThekwini Municipality in Durban. It records and shares aspects of local history and culture in Zulu and in English.


The Five Hundred Year Archive is a multi-institutional, cross-disciplinary project that focuses on creating an archive for the pre-colonial past in southern Africa.

Amandla: the Liberation Heritage Route of Durban is a project that celebrates Durban sites, individuals and organisations of South Africa’s struggle for freedom and democracy.

The Cape Town Museum is explores and reflects on Cape Town as a dynamic network of people, processes and natural and man-made features.


The !Khwa ttu Digital Archive provides a platform for San people to tell their stories in their own ways. It is an online space for upholding, exploring and celebrating San heritage.



McNulty, G. 2013. Tradition, Custom and Political Power in eThekwini, KZN. Available HERE.

McNulty, G. 2013.Chiefs, Tradition and Record-Making in the Last 150 Years. Available HERE.

Academic Articles

McNulty, G. 2012. Archival Aspirations and Anxieties: Contemporary Preservation and Production of the Past in Umbumbulu, KwaZulu-Natal. South African Historical Journal. 65 (1): 44 – 69. Available HERE.

Greyling, E. and McNulty, N. 2011. The number in my pocket: the power of mobile technology for the exchange of indigenous knowledge. Knowledge Management for Development Journal. 7 (3): 256 – 273. Available HERE. See a summary in poster form HERE.

Books and Book Chapters

McNulty, G. 2018. Access, Skills, African Perspectives and ‘Development’? in Africa: Local Knowledge in Local Languages. In African Language Digital Media and Communication A. Salawu, Ed. Abingdon: Routledge. 11 – 30. Available HERE.

McNulty, N. and Stiebel, L. 2017. A Literary Guide to KwaZulu-Natal. Pietermaritzburg: UKZN Press

McNulty, N. 2014. The Ulwazi Programme: A Case Study in Community-Focused Indigenous Knowledge Management. In Knowledge Management for Development K. Osei-Bryson, G. Mansingh and L. Rao, Eds. New York: Springer. 215 – 232. Available HERE.

Special Projects

Digital Memory Toolkit

McNulty, G. and McNulty, N. Eds. 2015. Available HERE (PDF).

KZN Literary Trails

Memories of Inanda

Memories of Inanda‘ Oral History Interview Series