ARROWSA Research Portfolio Report
by Lauren Dyll-Myklebust
The following activities and progress has taken place:
Biesje Poort (BP) Research / Project
Proposal submitted: to National Heritage Council (NHC) for: Biesje Poort, Northern Cape, Rock Art Book: A Learning Process.
1) to disseminate knowledge of the Biesje Poort rock art and surrounding areas
2) provide opportunities for initial Biesje Poort team members (who promote multi-racial/cultural/academic disciplinary representativity) to gain skills in research, report writing and editing.
BP project has been used as an example of multivocality in research in forthcoming publication by CCMS staff:
Tomaselli, Dyll-Myklebust & van Grootheest (forthcoming) Personal/Political Interventions via Autoethnography: Dualisms, Knowledge, Power and Performativity in Research Relations, In Stacy Homan Jones, Tony E. Adams & Carolyn Ellis, The Handbook of Autoethography. Left Coast Books.
CCMS Masters Research
1) New MA research on ARROWSA affiliated project/organisation:
Prestage Murima: “Assessing teenagers’ knowledge, attitudes and perceptions towards teenage pregnancy. The case of Bechet High School”
Prestage has presented at the CCMS research seminar and has submitted her proposal and ethics form to the Higher Degree Committee.
2) Continuing MA research on ARROWSA affiliated project/organisation:
Miliswa Magongo: “Ripples of Empowerment? Exploring the role of participatory development communication in Biesje Poort Rock Art Recording”
Development Communication and Culture Honours Projects
There have been 3 topics linked to ARROWS affiliated projects and organisations. All projects have been submitted and in the process of examination:
Danielle Evans: “Unearthing the current cultural heritage tourism marketing strategy: Palmiet Archaeological Community Project Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, as a cultural heritage tourism site”
Dumisani Mthethwa: “Analysing the role that indigenous Knowledge and heritage play in participatory development communication: A case study of ARROWSA: Art, Culture & Heritage for Peace project at Bechet High School”
Sandisa Nyokana: “Participation Communication in Applied Theatre: An analysis of POPPETS (Program of Primary Prevention Education Through Stories) conducted by the South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal”.