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General Purposes

South African History Online

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $70,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2008–February 28, 2010
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

South African History Online is a live Web site committed to promoting and popularizing the study of South African history and culture that challenges and corrects the distortions and biases of the country’s colonial and apartheid past. It is specifically, although not exclusively, aimed at students and provides research and other support material for teachers, academics, and educators. The site is widely accessed and has been adopted in some schools as part of the history curriculum. Mott’s support will enhance the capacity of the staff, strengthen the research, expand the Web site, and widen its reach. This grant will continue to provide general support to South African History Online for its work directed at producing an objective and inclusive account of South Africa’s past, which can contribute to the building of a just and nonracial society.