Umkhumbane Heritage Centre

Years in the making, the Umkhumbane Heritage Cultural and Heritage Museum is finally nearing completion. Umkhumbane (or Cato Manor as it’s also known) is an area with a dark history of forced removals, poverty and crime. Designed and executed by Choromanski Architects, it’s hoped that the complex, which in line with the Municipality’s green strategy is environmentally efficient, will not … Read more


Carrying on from last week’s post that featured the website, SA History Online, MuseuMAfricA offers a look back in time at the continent of Africa, and includes notable collections of musical instruments, head-rests, photographs and rock and mineral samples. The museum, previously known as the Africana Museum, is housed in a former fruit and vegetable market … Read more

Hats off to 2010 at Phansi Museum

One of Durban’s most valuable cultural hubs, the Phansi Museum, is launching a myriad fabulous initiatives.

Situated in a Victorian home in the leafy suburb of Glenwood, Phansi Museum is launching their iconic annual calendar; the opening of the BAT shop; a new music label and inaugural CD; strategic partnerships and a new travelogue.

The simultaneous launch of these innovative cultural projects is no mean feat for an independent unsubsidised museum and heritage custodian. The museum houses some of the most interesting, rare and comprehensive collections of African art and artefacts to be found in the continent, and constantly updates and refreshes its collection and strategic partnerships to remain interesting and current.

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