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Fri 28 October 2016


Welcome to the Kalahari Peoples Network!

News on this page is of an initiative to bring San stories as apps to cellphones and computers in the Kalahari and the rest of the world. It seems fitting to illustrate this page with art from a different generation- that of the wonderful artists of the !Xun and Khwe Art and Culture project of the 90s. We salute these artists, some of whom have passed on. Their beautiful work speaks for them.

Artwork from:
My Eland’s Heart, a collection of stories and art, from !Xun and Khwe San Art and Culture Project by Marlene Sullivan Winberg was published by David Philip Publishers in Cape Town in 2001.

We welcome any additional articles, announcements, fund-raising proposals and photographs. Please send to:

For more information about this site and what it does, please click on About the Site.


Leadership of the San.

2012-07-04 15:01:00

Job Morris with some thoughts about the nature of leadership.

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All change for the future

2012-07-03 13:48:02

In a time of changing media solutions, KPN is also making waves as we hand over to Kalahari Peoples Fund and change the way the website is operated. Watch this space for more details.

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Discovering your Values

2012-07-03 13:40:00

Job Morris writes on the challenges and dilemmas of being young, and being San - and being in the twenty-first century.

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Big city life is definitely not for me...

2012-03-01 10:07:25

Magdalena Lucas is currently studying in Cape Town - a big change for her from the Kalahari farm where she was born. She writes here of her home-sickness and how she has to work hard to overcome her fear of city life.

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2012 Library Project in Nyae Nyae

2012-02-27 11:42:23

In a follow-up to the very successful library project of 2011, a more extensive programme is being planned for 2012

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San training, Redbush Tea and Born Free

2012-02-24 11:27:36

The idea behind our joint project with the Born Free Foundation is essentially to provide training for the Kalahari Bushmen, or San, specifically the Ju/’hoan peoples of Northern Namibia.

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Community and scholarly activism

2012-02-24 10:49:33

Presentation by Megan Biesele at The Courage of //Kabbo Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 17 -20 August, 2011

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Problems of the Youth in Kedia Village

2012-02-24 09:46:12

Problems of the Youth in Kedia Village by Jobe Gabototwe, Kedia Village- Botswana. Jobe is currently training in museum curatorship at IZIKO Museums in Cape Town.

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Report on Indigenous Rights conference at ISDI

2012-02-08 14:31:17

From the Institute of International Development at McGill University. The full report can be found at We present here the presentation of Job Morris of Kuru D’Kar Trust, Botswan.

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Statement of interest: Botswana

2012-02-08 11:29:28

Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa: Indigenous peoples' Rights Programme. Proposed visit to Botswana.

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Gava Kids new School Year

2012-02-07 10:52:08

Once again the Gava Kids are tackling a new year of education.

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Keeping Kidz at School Project

2012-02-07 09:56:39

Ubunthu Trust (SA) is a NPO and PBO, which strives to work towards a more sustainable way of living and an environmental awareness. The Trust is dedicated towards working with local communities to sustain and promote education and health, both individual and environmental. Ubunthu Trust was established in 2004 in Cape Town.

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Kalahari Peoples Fund Update, January 2012

2012-02-06 16:34:03

Next year, 2013, will be the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Kalahari Peoples Fund in Peterborough, New Hampshire. It seems a good time, now, to look back at some of KPF's recent achievements and inform our generous donors how gifts have been used.

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Minority Fellowship Programme

2012-02-05 14:42:27

The Minorities Fellowship Programme (MFP) was launched by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) i05.

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Now for the !Khwa ttu class of 2012

2011-12-19 12:18:43

The fourth group of trainees have arrived safely at !Khwa ttu. The two young women and eight men hail from remote rural areas in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

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From Kalahari campfire to iPad app

2011-12-01 08:00:52

Candi Miller would like to invite consultation on the above-named research project to be undertaken with the support of the Centre for Transnational and Transcultural Research at the University of Wolverhampton, UK.

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Artists of Platfontein

2011-11-21 16:40:00

After a short break, we return to the inspiring art of the !Xun and Khwe artists of Platfontein in the Northern Cape. Text by Marlene Winberg in her book: My Elands Heart. Artworks by Alouis Sijaja and Monto Masako

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Seeds: by Andry Kashivi

Giraffe and Buck: by Joao Wenne Dikuanga

Flowers: Kasiku Donna Rumao

Man chopping tree: Joao Wenne Dikuanga

Huts: By Madena Kasanga

Tanga and Tree: Freciano Ndala

Untitled Tempera: Zurietta Dala Diuanga

Three trees: Zurietta Dikuanga