15th TIME OF THE WRITER International Writers Festival Durban

Durban: 19 – 24 March 2012 The written word will envelop Durban as eighteen writers from around South Africa, Africa and abroad, gather for a thought-provoking week of literary dialogue, exchange of ideas and stimulating discussion at the 15th Time of the Writer International Writers Festival (19 – 24 March). The festival, which is hosted … Read more

Launch of the National Development Plan for the Dube Memorial site

The National Department of Arts and Culture launched the Development Plan for the John Langalibalele Dube Memorial Site on Saturday 25 February 2012 at the Ohlange High School, Inanda. The programme started with a wreath laying ceremony at the family grave site and proceeded with a function held on the adjoining sportsfields of the school. … Read more

Ulwazi article appears in Editor’s Choice collection on indigenous knowledge

We are very pleased to announce that an article ‘Content development in an indigenous digital library: A case study in community participation’ by project leader Betsie Greyling, published in IFLA Journal in 2010, has been selected to appear in the journal’s Editor’s Choice collection on indigenous knowledge. Congratulations! To view the article and the others included in the … Read more


Last Sunday we took a tour of the Marianhill Monastery in Durban.  The area has a fascinating history – tied in to the Trappist Monks and their missionary work as well as being responsible for educating a number of liberation leaders. Of interest to us was the grave of Benedict Vilakazi, who was an educator and … Read more

Ulwazi mobile usage up substantially

Towards the end of 2010 we developed a mobile interface for the Ulwazi Programme’s Community Memory website. All signs were pointing to an increase in internet access via mobile phones in South Africa and we felt that the Ulwazi Programme should accommodate this trend. We are pleased to announce that since then visits to the … Read more