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The ‘Land in Africa: space, culture, history’ workshop

Lindy Stiebel, Liz Gunner, Jabulani Sithole


Relocating restitution

Cherryl Walker, until recently Land Commissioner for KwaZulu-Natal, looks critically at the work of the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights over the last few’ years.

Crafting in the context of AIDS and rural poverty: a livelihood strategy with prospects

Tessa Marcus highlights the marginalised but important role of women crafters who live in the shadow of AIDS in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

Culture and nature in the Valley of a Thousand Hills – a tough guide to ‘other spaces’

This article by Malcolm Draper looks at places, such as Thor Chemicals, The Valley Trust and Camelot, which lie along the route between Cato Ridge and Hillcrest in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, which he maintains yield insight into the problematic relationship between culture and nature in very different ways.

Indians, Islam and the meaning of South African citizenship – A question of identities

Goolam Vahed

African views of the land: a research agenda

Terence Ranger suggests a research agenda for scholars working on African landscape which encourages investigation of African perceptions of landscape, and thereby greater understanding of crucial struggles for resources, memories and rights.

Re-reading the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi game reserve: constructions of a ‘natural’ space

The South African game reserve is frequently promoted as an unproblematically ‘natural’ and ‘timeless’ space. Shirley Brooks explores such constructions of the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi reserve and the ends they serve.

Landscape and national memory in Steve Chimombo’s Napolo Poems

Mufunanji Magalasi shows how Steve Chimombo’s Napolo Poems use the mythological landslide snake ‘Napolo’ to critique Banda’s repressive rule in Malawi.


Terence Ranger’s Voices from the Rocks: nature, culture and history in the Matopos Hills of Zimbabwe reviewed by Tinyiko Sam Maluleke

Stephen Coan (ed) Diary of an African Journey: the return of Rider Haggard reviewed by Lindy Stiebel