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General Purposes

South African History Online

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $120,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2016–February 28, 2018
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

South African History Online was founded in 2000 to provide a nonpartisan, unbiased, online account of South Africa’s history. It provides a comprehensive online encyclopedia and popular history programs on South Africa and African history and cultural heritage. Past support has enabled the grantee to maintain a comprehensive database with relevant content, improve the quality of its website, and build partnerships with academic institutions and government departments to continually improve the content on the website. This grant will support the grantee to generate new content, develop history classroom resources for teachers and learners, host events to create awareness of the importance of history, strengthen partnerships with universities, and continue to support other African countries to build similar online history platforms.