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May 2014

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Many of the book team contributors, authors and editors attended the successful book launch and handover to the NHC funders on the 16th May 2014 at the Duggan-Cronin Gallery McGregor Museum.  The launch was co-ordinated by Dr David Morris, archaeologist at the Mc Gregor Museum and a contributing author and editor of the book.

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The launch was very well attended and included speeches by Dr David Morris, Mc Gregor Museum; Prof Keyan Tomaselli, CCMS, UKZN; Stella Ndhlazi, Funding Manager, National Heritage Council and //Khomani Kalahari participants Jan Oeliset Org who spoke in Nama and Izak Kruiper who acted as interpreter.

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A number of books were donated on the evening to organisations and institutions including 40 copies to the Northern Cape Libraries for their satelite libraries.  //Khomani Kalahari participant Lydia Lys Kruiper handed over the books.

The event was funded by the National Heritage Council.  Sponsorship of accommodation for the //Khomani participants was made by the Protea Hotel Kimberley.  Prof Emeritus Fisher also assisted with funding of transport and accommodation.

 

For more on the book launch and handover see www.arrowsa.blogspot.com