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 !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

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.

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.


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

Book Chapters

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.

Conference Papers and Published Proceedings

McNulty, G. 2013. New Technologies and Museums in South Africa: Challenges and Opportunities. In M. Gertenbach (ed), Museums in a Changing World, South Africa Museums Association Bulletin, 36, 60 – 64. Available HERE.

Greyling, E. and McNulty, N. 2012. How to build an Indigenous Digital Library through Community Participation: the case of the Ulwazi ProgrammeInformation for Sustainable Development in a Digital Environment, SCECSAL. Available HERE.

KZN Literary Trails