Naniqua Jewellery Project

Naniqua, meaning “mountain in the mist”, is the KhoiSan name for the Cockscomb mountain near Hankey in the Eastern Cape. This is a spiritually significant place to the KhoiSan people and therefore the project is managed by members of the Gamtkwa tribe. The KhoiSan people were the original inhabitants of the area who have lived […]

Indigenous Knowledge Project

The Indigenous Knowledge project focuses on the preservation of the Gamtkwa tribe’s ancient knowledge about medicinal and other useful plants. Six trainees have been selected by the Gamtkwa traditional leader: Chief Ronald Booysen. They will receive guidance in indentifying the plants and in the preparation of the traditional medicine. Tony Dold, an ethno-botanist from Rhodes […]

Traditional Dance & Language Project

The Gamtkwa Khoisan Council is launching two new cultural projects in December 2013.  This exciting development was made possible by a grant of R480 464.00 that the council received from the National Lottery Distribution Fund (NLDTF). The Traditional Dance and Language project will focus on a Khoisan dance group of 21 young people.  They will […]