Unearth the stories not found in textbooks
Six narratives share unique personal accounts, inspiring listeners to dig deeper, unearth our histories, and visit our museums. The Hidden Heritage campaign ran on Twitter, and prompts followers to tweet the @iHiddenHeritage (handle) with a single hashtag related to the six unique narratives.
Temba Matomela #AstronomyHeritage, a pioneer academic in the study of indigenous astronomy, strives to teach young children about the way the Xhosa people used the sky. Listen to his story: HERE
Lynn Carneson grew up with activist parents during the apartheid era, and lived in the CBD at #BarrackStreetHeritage. She witnessed and remembers the struggles her parents and their family friends endured in the fight for liberation against the apartheid government. Here she shares her account: HERE
Sylvia Vollenhoven is an author, journalist, and descendant of indigenous people. She believes maintaining a healthy relationship with her #AncestryHeritage is vital to achieving a spiritual balance. HERE
Hidden on our streets are the stories of our heritage. Uncover the stories that never made it into the history books. Unearth our histories. Explore Iziko Museums of South Africa. With these narratives, Iziko is helping Cape Town remember its heritage and celebrate it. Our people. Our stories. Our heritage.