Two new volunteers for the Human Sciences Department
The KwaZulu-Natal Museum is pleased to welcome two new volunteers to the Human Sciences Department. Mbali Maduna and Anele Bhengu will be with the museum for the next six months.
Mbali Maduna helping with the quarterly ‘spot checks’ of the museum’s Anthropology collection.
Mbali Maduna recently graduated from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with a degree in Social Sciences majoring in History and Sociology. She has a keen interest in the history of African cultures and traditions to which has been added a fascination with archaeology through the Human Sciences Department. Her interest in the museum started when she attended the KZN Museum’s outreach programme, Sabalala Nalwazi, while still at school.
Anele Bhengu working with the collections team returning beadwork which was removed from the displays to its home location.
Anele Bhengu recently completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of South Africa (UNISA), majoring in anthropology and archaeology. Her curiosity about the field of archaeology was sparked in childhood, and she has since developed a keen interest in Iron Age archaeology and archaeozoology. Her interest in the museum was piqued when she visited the KwaZulu-Natal Museum for the first time in September 2022. Her enthusiasm further flourished after interacting with museum staff during an Archaeology Society talk earlier this year