Below is an archive of resouces made available through donations from members of the San community, as well as professional anthropologists and linguists working with the San people. To suggest or donate a new resource, please contact us here.
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Ju/’hoan Folktales: Transcriptions and English Translations
This Ju|'hoan-language literacy primer has been produced by the Ju|'hoan Transcription Group, active since 2002 in Nyae Nyae, Namibia. The members of the Transcription Group, all Ju|'hoan men and women, transcribed and translated versions of Ju|'hoan folktales recorded in Botswana and Namibia between 1971 and 2006, to prepare the selections for the primer.
Meant as literacy study materials for youth and adults of the Ju|'hoan communities of both countries, the fourteen selected tales are arranged in order of increasing length and complexity. The tales are not compilations from various versions, but faithful renderings of specific recordings. They are accompanied by both literal, line-by-line English translations and short English synopses
$15 plus shipping & handling
The 'Music of the Kalahari San' CD features San healing songs featuring voices, instruments, and drums. The CD has 18 tracks and is 70 minutes in length.
All proceeds are returned to the San Communities in which the Kalahari Peoples Fund serves.
$15 plus shipping & handling
The Ju/'hoan San of Nyae Nyae and Namibian Independence: Development, Democracy, and Indigenous Voices in Southern Africa
The Ju/'hoan San, or Ju/'hoansi, of Namibia and Botswana are perhaps the most fully described indigenous people in all of anthropology. This is the story of how this group of former hunter-gatherers, speaking an exotic click language, formed a grassroots movement that led them to bcome a dynamic part of the new nation that grew from the ashes of apartheid Southwest Africa.
While coverage of this group in the writings of Richard Lee, Lorna Marshall, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, and films by John Marshall includes extensive information on their traditional ways of life, this book continues the story as it has unfolded since 1990.
Peopled with accounts of and from contemporary Ju/'hoan people, the book gives newly-literate Ju/'hoansi the chance to address the world with their own voices. In doing so, the images and myths of the Ju/'hoan and other San (previously called Bushmen") as either noble savages or helpless victims are discredited.
This important book demonstrates the responsiveness of current anthropological advocacy to the aspirations of one of the best-known indigenous societies.
Indigenous Peoples Support Organizations in Southern Africa
Botswana Khwedom Council (BKC)
Keikabile Mogodu Mogodu, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: (267) 310 5456, (267) 74507867
DITSHWANELO, The Botswana Center for Human Rights
Private Bag 00146, Gaborone, Botswana
Alice Mogwe, Director, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: (267) 306998, Fax: (267) 307778
Division of Marginalised Communities (DMC)
Office of the President, Kenya House, Windhoek, Namibia
Contacts: Hon. Royal J. K. /Ui/o/o, email@example.com
Gerson Kamatuka, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: (264) 81 1404154 2963110, (264) 81 1242949
First People of the Kalahari (FPK)
P.O. Box 173, Ghanzi, Botswana
E-mail care of Jumanda Gakelabone, email@example.com
Tel: (267) 7183 0665
Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC)
P.O. Box 106, Newlands 7725, South Africa
Tel/Fax: 27 (0) 21-686-0193
Kalahari Wildlands Trust (KWT)
P.O. Box HA 70 HAK, Maun, Botswana
Arthur Albertson, firstname.lastname@example.org
!Khwa ttu: The San Culture and Education Center
P.O. Box 348, Yzerfontein 7351 Western Cape, South Africa
Tel: (27) (0)22-492-2998, FAX: (27) (0)22-492-3566
Kuru Family of Organizations (KFO)
P.O. Box 219, Ghanzi, Botswana
Training Center: http://www.kuru.co.bw
Tel: (267) 659 6102, FAX: (267) 596285,
Legal Assistance Centre (LAC)
Land, Environment and Development Project
4 Marien Ngouabi Street, Windhoek, Namibia
Tel: +264 61 223356, Fax: 061-234953
63 Hout Street, Mercantile Building, Cape Town 8000, South Africa
Website: naturaljustice.org, E-mail: email@example.com
Tel/Fax: (27) 21 426 1633
Nyae Nyae Development Foundation of Namibia (NNDFN), Nyae Nyae Conservancy (NNC), and N≠a Jaqna Conservancy (NJC)
P.O. Box 9026, Windhoek, Namibia
Tel: (264) 61-236327, Fax: (264) 61-225997
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA)
Indigenous Peoples Rights Program, APM Economic Justice
1st Floor, President Place, 1 Hood Avenue / 148 Jan Smuts Avenue, Rosebank,
Johannesburg 2196 and P.O Box 678, Wits 2050, South Africa
Attention: Nonkyleleko Buthelezi, Director
Tel: +27 (0) 11 587 5000, Fax: +27 (0) 11 587 5099
San Research Centre
Research and Development Office, University of Botswana, Private Bag 00703, Gaborone, Botswana
Contact: Maitseo Bolaane, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: (267) 355-5034
San Youth Network (SyNet)
Xukuri Xukuri, P.O. Box 1288, Ghanzi, Botswana
South African San Institute (SASI)
7 Devon Road, Lakeside, Cape Town, South Africa
P.O. Box 12995, Mowbray 7705, Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)21 709 0807, Fax: (27) 21-685 4223
Tsoro-o-tso San Development Trust (TSDT)
2219 Cowdry Park, PO Luveve, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Contact: Davy Ndlovu, email@example.com
Tel: 263 677 365 9023, Cell: +263 0773 659 023 and 0715 652 611.