Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 00:00

We have a three day grand festival coming up in October; our conference encourages celebration, community, spreads knowledge and is an opportunity to share research. The HASA Symposium, AGM and Conference takes place on 13th to 15th October 2022  in the Magaliesberg  at the Hartbeespoort Conference Centre.

Heritage is often an overworked and well stretched word – in our diverse society, HERITAGE should be all embracing but not a cliché. Heritage is an umbrella, a portmanteau – it is a word with depth and breadth but its not just for Heritage Day. This is a conference to celebrate HERITAGE, to share the output from current research, mark heritage publications of note, award and recognize lifelong contributions to heritage preservation. We pause for three days to deepen our understanding of heritage and its many challenges in our diverse  kaleidoscope of South Africa.

A rich and full programme has been prepared with a great range of visits and lectures planned. Here is an opportunity to stretch your mind, enjoy a few adventures and explore the Magaliesberg. Click here to view the full programme.

Heritage practitioners, architects, anthropologist, scientists, and heritage enthusiasts gather to share the cause of heritage. There are talks and events planned on:

  • Two billion years of earth’s history
  • The Boer War, blockhouses and key battles
  • Magaliesberg heritage projects
  • Early settlements in the Magaliesberg
  • Join the visit to Sappersrus, a place of  wartime memory and learn about the contribution of the engineers in South African military history

The fun pleasures will be a cable ride and panoramic views over Hartbeesport Dam, a sunset dinner, the unveiling of blue plaques and making new friends over a glass of wine and shared  heritage interests. Learn about the history of Hartbeespoort Dam and its extraordinary development on site and with the experts. In addition, there is an exhibition on the Magaliesberg Biosphere; the page turning ceremony at Sappersrus; two book launches, book sales and a silent book auction. The highlight of the conference will be the HASA annual gala dinner (evening of 14th October) when the HASA Gold Medals will be presented .

100 people have already booked -  so it’s going to be a sell-out. Click here to view the full programme and to book.

Professor Kathy Munro, Chairperson of HASA

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 21:44

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