Biblioteek Intranet Nuus
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Departement Biblioteekdienste 

Universiteit van Pretoria 

 
          Department of Library Services 

University of Pretoria

           Februarie 2008 Uitgawe 1  February 2008 Issue 1  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Desember book of the month

Mpumalanga History and Heritage©2007 / edited by Peter Delius

 

 

Contributed by Katrien Malan

 

Mpumalanga is known for its spectacular landscapes and its teeming game reserves.  But it also has an extraordinarily rich and vivid history that has not been adequately recognised or represented, and whose potential contribution to tourism, education, and economic development therefore remains largely unrealised.

This ground-breaking study is aimed at ensuring that the province's compelling past lives on in the present.  Written by some of South Africa's foremost researchers, and richly illustrated with historical and contemporary photographs, it tells a story beginning with the geological records of the first emergence of life on Earth more than three billion years ago, and concluding with the dawn of an inclusive democracy in South Africa.

Areas covered include geology, archaeology, rock art, traditions of early settlement, frontier conflicts, the South African War, conservation, economic development, political struggles in the 20th century, and the significance of all of this in the light of contemporary debates over heritage.

This book is aimed at raising awareness of and stimulating debate about issues of history, heritage, and identity in Mpumalanga. Ultimately, it seeks to invite and contribute to new initiatives to preserve the province's heritage and present it in ways that will enrich the lives of current and future generations.

Peter Delius is professor of history at the University of the Witwatersrand.  His previous publications include The Land belongs to US and a Lion Amongst the Cattle

 

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