The Manyeka Arts Trust consolidates two decades of cooperation between its founding curators, Kapilolo Mario Mahongo and Marlene Winberg, in the integrated fields of oral history and story-telling, literacy, intangible heritage and indigenous knowledge management.

Kalahari Desert Festival Long Sequence - 139

Above: Kapilolo Mario Mahongo (1954-2017) tells a traditional story at the Kalahari Desert Festival 2013. Mahongo is the director of the Kulimatji Project in the !Xun Traditional Council of Elders, chairperson of the South African San Institute and vice-chair of the S.A. San Council.


Above:  Marlene Winberg at an ancient rock art site during the European Union and African Storytelling Project, ‘Cave to Cave Stories’, in the Cederberg Mountains in South Africa. Winberg holds a Master of Arts in Fine Art from the University of Cape Town and is a member of the Archive and Public Culture research initiative at UCT. She is the author of a number of books (Winberg 2002;2005;2006;2009;2011) marlenewinberg.com

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