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University of the Western Cape

1. Hollmann, Jeremy Charles. The cutting edge: Khoe-San rock-markings at the Gestoptefontein-Driekuil engraving complex, North West Province, South Africa .

Degree: 2011, University of the Western Cape

The study is about the rock engravings on the wonderstone hills just outside Ottosdal, North West province, about 70km northwest of Klerksdorp. Wonderstone is remarkable rock that is smooth, shiny and very easy to mark. The wonderstone occurs only on two adjacent farms, Gestoptefontein and Driekuil, and thus the rock art on the wonderstone outcrops is referred to as the Gestoptefontein- Driekuil complex (GDC). This rock art is now the only remaining trace of what must once have been a much larger complex of engravings. Sadly, much of the rock art has been destroyed in the course of mining activities, with very few records. The largest remaining outcrop is still threatened by potential mining activities. The study attempts to bring this disastrous and unacceptable situation to the attention of the public and the heritage authorities, who have so far failed to respond to applications to grant the sites protection. It therefore has two main aims: to locate and record as much of the rock art as possible and to understand the significance of the outcrops in the lives of the people who made them. Based on the rock art itself, as well as what little historical evidence is available, it is argued that the rock art was made by Khoe-San people during the performance of important ceremonies and other activities. The rock art has two main components: engravings of referential motifs and a gestural, or performative, element. The referential motifs depict a range of things: anthropomorphs and zoomorphs, decorative designs, items of clothing, as well as ornaments and decorations. The gestural markings were made by rubbing, cutting and hammering the soft wonderstone, probably in the course of a range of activities that people carried out on the outcrops. One of the main findings of the study is that the GDC was a place that was of particular significance to women. This is suggested by the large number of engravings of items that are closely associated with Khoe-San women – depictions of aprons, ornaments, and decorations. These play a prominent role in the initiation practices of many Khoe-San groups. Initiates emerging from ritual isolation after their first menstruation are given new clothes; they are also loaned ornaments and jewellery. This reincorporation into society as a ‘new person’ has been described by some Khoe-San women as one of the high points of their lives. Oral traditions from the area indicate that the wonderstone outcrops were believed to have special properties; the study incorporates these traditions to argue that the wonderstone outcrops were associated with the presence of a great water snake that lay on the rocks and also lived in the pools of water in the nearby Driekuil Spruit. People therefore came to the outcrops to perform rites of reincorporation. One of these ceremonies may have been performing rites of association with the great snake; such practices may have included the use of rock dust as an ingredient for body paint. Advisors/Committee Members: Humphreys, A.J.B (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Rock Art; Rock Engravings; Gestural Art; Referential Art; Wonderstone; Khoe-San; Clothing Motifs; Puberty Rites; Female Initiation; Heritage

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APA (6th Edition):

Hollmann, J. C. (2011). The cutting edge: Khoe-San rock-markings at the Gestoptefontein-Driekuil engraving complex, North West Province, South Africa . (Thesis). University of the Western Cape. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11394/2804

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Hollmann, Jeremy Charles. “The cutting edge: Khoe-San rock-markings at the Gestoptefontein-Driekuil engraving complex, North West Province, South Africa .” 2011. Thesis, University of the Western Cape. Accessed January 18, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/11394/2804.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Hollmann, Jeremy Charles. “The cutting edge: Khoe-San rock-markings at the Gestoptefontein-Driekuil engraving complex, North West Province, South Africa .” 2011. Web. 18 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Hollmann JC. The cutting edge: Khoe-San rock-markings at the Gestoptefontein-Driekuil engraving complex, North West Province, South Africa . [Internet] [Thesis]. University of the Western Cape; 2011. [cited 2020 Jan 18]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11394/2804.

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Council of Science Editors:

Hollmann JC. The cutting edge: Khoe-San rock-markings at the Gestoptefontein-Driekuil engraving complex, North West Province, South Africa . [Thesis]. University of the Western Cape; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11394/2804

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


Universitetet i Tromsø

2. De Wet, Priscilla Felicity. "Make our children proud of the heritage". A case study of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic communities in SA with specific reference to the emerging Khoe and San indigenous peoples in the Republic of South Africa .

Degree: 2006, Universitetet i Tromsø

The government of the Republic of South Africa established a human rights enshrined constitution. To implement it, various commissions were established to promote constitutional democracy by embracing their diverse cultures and take up the challenge of changing the racist and segregationist ideals of the recent Apartheid past to a nation unified in its diversity and embracing its’ Africanness. The CRL Commission was established, as an agent for social change, to address issues relating to cultural, religious and linguistic communities. Two examples show that both on group and individual level, members of the commission have been able to mediate and by bringing in new research based information in the first case and the shared African respect for ancestors graves in the second, new modes of coexistence of diverse cultures have been formed. However, this is not adequate to address the Khoe and San issue as they need a specific body that would effectively address their issues of cultural development, education, economic upliftment, restoration of their territories and especially their power relation with the nation state. Khoe and San are not just minority groups but a people who have lived in Southern Africa since time immemorial. Their language group is only found in this region of the world. The CRL Commission cannot address the issue of the Khoe and San. Because of the power shift from colonial white rule to African black rule all black Africans are not indigenous to Africa anymore as the term indigenous addresses inequalities with regard to economic resources and the relationship between marginalised national minorities and the state. The change from addressing a hostile regime to addressing a well meaning regime, whose main shortcomings lay not so much in what is done than what is not being done, calls for a very different tactic and lines of arguments. The Khoe and San have become part of the global Indigenous arena who are using ethno-politics as a tool to reverse the negative stereotypes directed towards their ‘primitiveness’ and heritage as a means to decide their distinctiveness and therefore moral commitment by the state to address their issues. African nations have to transcend the postcolonial conditions and move towards modernities that unite ancient and modern knowledge.

Subjects/Keywords: VDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Sosialantropologi: 250; urfolk; rettigheter; San; Khoe; menneskerettigheter; minoriteter

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De Wet, P. F. (2006). "Make our children proud of the heritage". A case study of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic communities in SA with specific reference to the emerging Khoe and San indigenous peoples in the Republic of South Africa . (Masters Thesis). Universitetet i Tromsø. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10037/155

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

De Wet, Priscilla Felicity. “"Make our children proud of the heritage". A case study of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic communities in SA with specific reference to the emerging Khoe and San indigenous peoples in the Republic of South Africa .” 2006. Masters Thesis, Universitetet i Tromsø. Accessed January 18, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10037/155.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

De Wet, Priscilla Felicity. “"Make our children proud of the heritage". A case study of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic communities in SA with specific reference to the emerging Khoe and San indigenous peoples in the Republic of South Africa .” 2006. Web. 18 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

De Wet PF. "Make our children proud of the heritage". A case study of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic communities in SA with specific reference to the emerging Khoe and San indigenous peoples in the Republic of South Africa . [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Universitetet i Tromsø 2006. [cited 2020 Jan 18]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10037/155.

Council of Science Editors:

De Wet PF. "Make our children proud of the heritage". A case study of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic communities in SA with specific reference to the emerging Khoe and San indigenous peoples in the Republic of South Africa . [Masters Thesis]. Universitetet i Tromsø 2006. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10037/155

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