THE CRackerJack Speakers
Session # 6 – HISTORY
Uncover how the bottom tip of Africa was claimed, tamed, and shaped –
by hunters, herders, slaves from the East, and immigrants from the North.
Unravel the centuries, from times past, the turbulent process of colonization by the Dutch for the first 150 years
followed by a century of British imperialism, the rigours of oppression under the Apartheid regime,
to the dawn of democracy and the triumph of the human spirit.
Refresh your perspective. Stimulate your mind.
MORE ABOUT TRACEY RANDLE
Tracey has worked on a number of historically significance reports for properties all over the Western Cape – where every piece of land has its own fascinating history.
Often with a team with archaeologists, ecologists, heritage architects, and community leaders. Always making sure all people, especially from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, have access to history and are involved themselves in the structuring of their own heritage and identity discourses, is part of her personal and professional objective.
And her skills set includes researching family histories and geneaologies – particularly relevant because slave labour was such deeply entrenched part of the Cape’s early history.
MORE ABOUT DEAN ALLEN
Dean’s bond with the rich sporting culture, past and present, runs deep, and his CV includes speaking invitations to the House of Commons in London, as well as Twickenham, the home of the English Rugby Union.
This bond has drawn him to South Africans who have taught him that the power of determination, when channelled correctly, is immensely powerful.
His current engaging and motivational speaking role all over the world, frequently highlights the influence by Nelson Mandela – a leader who saw the value of sport in uniting people and healing the past – and who understood the power of humility.
MORE ABOUT ELIZABETH VAN HEYNINGEN
Elizabeth’s richly illustrated history of Cape Town under Dutch and British rule tells the story of its residents and the city they made – beginning in the seventeenth century with the tiny Dutch settlement, hemmed in by mountains and looking out to sea, and ending with the well-established British colonial city, poised confidently on the threshold of the twentieth century.
This social history of Cape Town under Dutch and British rule traces the changing character of the city and portrays the varied lives and experiences of its inhabitants black and white, rich and poor, slave and free, Christian and Muslim
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