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Lecturer, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Sipokazi Sambumbu’s current research interests are primarily in heritage and the making of public pasts. Her doctoral research will investigate the nature of the authorized heritage discourse in South Africa. It will examine the constitution of the content of the heritage complex in South Africa, within a range of heritage institutions and organizations. The research will center on exploring how a particular highly institutionalized heritage discourse becomes conceptualized, configured and utilized within the operations of the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA), the National Heritage Council (NHC), national museums and the world heritage sites.
Sipokazi’s previous research explored the social, public, visual histories of a place known as Ndabeni near Cape Town. Her recent publication is an article titled, Reading Visual Representations of ‘Ndabeni’ in the Public Realms of 21st Century Cape Town.
MENTOR: Adam Ashforth, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
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