SAHA Research and Advocacy - 2005

The following articles, chapters and / or presentations were written or presented in 2005 by current or past SAHA staff members, reflecting on SAHA research, programme activities and advocacy agendas.

Verne Harris:

Journal Article:"‘Something is Happening Here and You Don't Know What it Is': Jacques Derrida Unplugged," Journal of the Society of Archivists, 26, 1, 2005. A Norwegian translation of this paper was published in the Norwegian publication Bok Og Bibliotek, 1, 2005

Dictionary Entry: "Archive" Dictionary of Southern African Art and Architectural Terms, David Krut Publishing, Johannesburg, 2005

Chapter: 'The Archive is Politics,' eds. Reuben Ware, Marion Beyea, and Cheryl Avery, The Power and Passion of Archives: A Festschrift in Honour of Kent Haworth, Association of Canadian Archivists, 2005

Chapter: 'Ethics and Electronic Recordmaking.' eds.Julie McLeod & Catherine Hare, Managing Electronic Records, Facet Publishing, London, 2005

Presentation: 'Records and Cultures: Understanding the Conditions for Good Recordkeeping.' Records Management for Good Governance, KwaZulu-Natal Archives Seminar, March, 2005

Presentation: 'What is a Truth Commission? Lessons from the South African Experience.' Public lecture at the University of Glasgow, April, 2005

Presentation: 'The Record, the Archive and Electronic Technologies in South Africa.' Electronic Document and Records Management Conference, Johannesburg, May, 2005

Presentation: 'What is the Mandela Archive?' Landscapes of Postcolonial Memorialisation Conference, Cape Town, May, 2005


Shadrack Katuu:

Opinion Piece: Reviewing A Prisoner in the Garden: Opening Nelson Mandela's Prison Archive, East and Southern Africa Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (ESARBICA) Newsletter, 12, December), pg. 5-7

Opinion Piece: "Do we have what it takes to connect the dots?" Mmegi Monitor, 20 July, 2005

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Press Release: 'Managing digital records,' Marcus Evans, IT Web, 11 May, 2005

Read this press release.

Research report: 'Metadata schema analysis.' Done on behalf of the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa's Minimum mandatory metadata schema, April, 2005

Presentation: 'Brief critique of the Draft Freedom of Information Bill 2005,' Kenya Human Rights Commission's hearing on the FOI Bill, 18 March, 2005

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Presentation: 'Managing records and information in banks - a case of Swazi Bank,' Workshop convened by Swazi Bank, Mbabane, Swaziland, 12-13 December, 2005

Shadrack Katuu and Verne Harris:

Presentation: 'Using the Access to Information Act,' Power Reporting Workshop, Journalism Programme, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 28-29 November, 2005


Workshop: 'Managing records and information in tertiary institutions,' Strathmore University Archives Committee, Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya, 31 August, 2005

Workshop: 'Managing e-records projects,' Afya Co-operative Savings and Credit Society (SACCO), United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), Nairobi, Kenya, 24 August, 2005

Workshop: 'Managing electronic records,' Melrose Training, Durban, South Africa, 3-5 August, 2005

Conference: 'The African Agenda,' XVIII Bi-Annual ESARBICA Conference, Botswana National Archvies and Records Services, Gaborone, Botswana, 27-29 July, 2005

Presentation: 'Arrangement and description of archives,' Kwa Zulu Natal Provincial Archives Workshop, Pietermaritzburg, 22-24 June, 2005

Presentation: 'Managing records for good governance,' Eastern Cape Provincial Archives Workshop, King Williams Town, 6-8 June, 2005

Workshop: 'Implementing EDMS/ERMS systems - a generic methodology,' Developing Standards and Systems for Electronic Documents and Records Workshop, 2005

Conference: Management conference, International Quality and Productivity Centre (IQPC), Johannesburg, South Africa, 30 May - 1 June, 2005

Workshop: 'Implementing EDMS/ERMS Projects, Using a Generic Methodology,' Electronic Document and Records Management Workshop, Marcus Evans, Johannesburg, South Africa,  23-25 May, 2005

Presentation: 'Managing Information Security: a Comprehensive Approach,' IT Security Conference, Marcus Evans, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2005, 18-20 May, 2005

Workshop: 'Managing records and archives for good governance', Angola 2000 and the Institute for Democracy in Africa (IDASA) Workshop, Luanda, Angola, 6-7 April, 2005

Presentation: 'Effective electronic and document management,' Young Dimensions Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, 25 April, 2005

Workshop: 'Implementing technology projects,' Knowledge Upgrade Workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa, 10-11 March, 2005

Presentation: 'Implementing Knowledge systems,' Knowledge Management (KM) Africa Conference, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1-3 March, 2005


Sello Hatang:

Presentation: 'Freedom Of Information: Problems, Prospects And Lessons: The South African
Experience,' XVIII Bi-Annual ESARBICA Conference: The African Agenda - Botswana National Archives, Gaborone, Botswana, 27-29 July, 2005

Presentation: 'State of Access to Information three years after the passing of PAIA,' Kwa-Zulu Natal Provincial Archives, 31 March, 2005

Presentation / Facilitator: District Six Museum Conference, Cape Town, May 2005

Facilitator: Access to Learning Materials Conference, 24-25 January 2005


Rolf Sorenson:

Journal Article: 'Costs in Public Interest Litigation: The Case of Biowatch,' De Rebus, August,

Presentation: 'Application of the Promotion of Access to Information Act to Local
Government,' Free State Local Councillors for Human Rights Institute of South Africa, Bloemfontein, 3 March, 2005

Presentation: 'Use of South Africa's Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) to obtain
information on international financial institutions: addressing likely challenges,' South African Regional Conference on Freedom of Information, Freedom of Information Institute, Johannesburg, 25 April, 2005

Presentation: 'The Place of Nuclear Energy in the Modern, Globalised, Liberal-Democratic State: Reflections on the Anniversary of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident,' Chernobyl Commemoration Day Ceremony, Earthlife Africa, Atteridgeville, 26 April, 2005


Kate Allan:

Presentation: 'Progress of PAIA requests and resultant / potential future action,' Nuclear Energy Cost the Earth Campaign, Earthlife Africa Workshop, Pelindaba, 10 September, 2005

Presentation: 'Burning bodies: The peril of poor record-keeping practices in South Africa's nuclear industry,' Platform Against Nuclear Dangers (PLAGE) 'Updating International Nuclear Law' Conference, Austria, 20-23 October, 2005


Oliver Barstow:

Op-ed: 'The Tall Horse,' ESARBICA newsletter, Issue No. 8, April, 2005

Article: 'The Thinking Machine,' Itch Magazine, November, 2005

Workshop: 'Victims of Apartheid: Presentation of SAHA/HP archival holdings,' Documenting the Victims of Apartheid Workshop, The Nelson Mandela Foundation, November, 2005

Presentation: 'Exhibition and Publicity Poster Development,' Rusty Bernstein Memorial Lecture, School of Architecture, University of the Witwatersrand, September, 2005


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