Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's department is expected to receive a report this week on whether history should be made a compulsory subject in schools in the country.
The document which will be made available for public comment forms part of the department's recently announced plans to implement a new history curriculum from a more Afrocentric perspective.
Joanne Joseph shared her views on the development and why the initiative will require a deep refection.
We’ll have to get down to the reality that history is a cauldron of hybridised stories in a country like ours – it’s a textured history that’s rich precisely because it weaves together quite varied strands of human cultural, racial and gendered experience.— Joanne Joseph, Host of 702's Afternoon Drive
...pulling those strands together is going to require respect for each other’s history. It's going to require the understand that no one tribe's history is more important than another's. It's going to have to recognise that history is also herstory— Joanne Joseph, Host of 702's Afternoon Drive
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