Question NW1262 to the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture”

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11 November 2019 - NW1262

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture”

Whether any of the seven staff members of the National Museum in Bloemfontein who were accepted to make presentations at the South African Cultural History Conference held in Simon’s Town in October 2019 attended the conference; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) did the specified museum cover all the costs?


(a). Drs. Hendrik Snyders and Marianna Botes of the History Department, and Elmar du Plessis of the Department of Collections attended the National Conference of the SA Society for Cultural History (SASCH) from 18-19 October at the Naval Museum in Simon’s Town, where all three presented papers. The delegates who were approved to attend were from the History and Collections department which conserve the historical collections.

(b). Yes the Museum covered full cost for Dr Botes and Ms Du Plessis and partial cost for Dr Snyders.

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