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The KwaZulu-Natal Museums collaborative International Biodiversity Day event with DUCT saw 40 learners participate in the initiative on Friday, 21 May 2021. The initiative was designed to celebrate and drive the importance of #biodiversity through practical educational activities that reinforce the grade 10 and 11 Life Sciences CAPs Syllabus. Learners from Ngangezwe High School, Inhlanhlayabebhuze High School and Banqobile High School were given a presentation by members of DUCT, highlighting the threats of climate change on biodiversity and how to take better care of the environment. Students were given a guided tour of the Museum, focusing on three biodiversity habitats grasslands, forests and marine. With the knowledge gained from the tour, each school was tasked with creating its own miniature habitats.
Happy International Biodiversity Day, we're part of the solution #ForNature.
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Helping to shape South Africa’s future generation under the difficult times of corona.
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Isiqalo Youth Development held a Career’s Day Expo, focused on assisting grade 12 learners with their future career aspirations. The KZN Museum was invited to talk about the different career paths available within the museum as well as to showcase how it uses its outreach programmes to empower different communities in and around Pietermaritzburg. The latest of these programmes is a tutorial on how to make hand soap and sanitiser at home, which the learners got to experience first-hand.
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Kefilwe Rammutloa, a PhD candidate at Yale University, joined the Department of Human Sciences in mid-April, 2021. Kefilwe completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Pretoria before undertaking a Masters degree in Archaeology at Yale University; her dissertation focused on the clay tobacco pipes from Djenné-Djenno, the world-famous UNESCO World Heritage site in Mali. Kefilwe has also been an exchange student at Uppsala University in Sweden. She has extensive archaeological field experience and loves hiking. For her PhD, she will be investigating the Early Iron Age of KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa and she will be based at the museum for a period of six to twelve months over the course of 2021 and 2022.

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Visiting Researcher: Dr Lourenço Pinto


The Human Sciences Department, KwaZulu-Natal Museum, welcomes visiting researcher Dr Lourenço Pinto. Dr Pinto is a Lecturer in the Heritage Department at Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley, South Africa. His research interests include rock art studies, gender, postcolonial theory and critical heritage. Dr Pinto is working with Dr Ghilraen Laue on a research paper on the rock art of southern Africa.

Sol Plaatje University (SPU) opened in 2014, the first of two new universities to be established in post-apartheid South Africa. It is also the first university in the Northern Cape Province. The Department of Heritage Studies is SPU's first major research-orientated department that has provided both excellent teaching and research from the start of the university. The department offers Archaeology and Heritage Studies programmes from Higher Certificate level to a Masters postgraduate programme.

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Saturdays - Closed 
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Adults (over 17 years) : R10.00

Children (4-17 years) : R 2.50 

School Learners on tour : R 1.50 per child

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