Events and Social Activities

A range of social activities have been planned for the Congress. Local musicians will play at various venues, the UCT Club has been requisitioned for PubWAC, local crafts will be on sale, books will be available to browse and several films will be shown. There will also be a range of exclusive WAC4 merchandise, including t-shirts, conference bags and coffee mugs.

WAC4 will have a strong presence outside the Congress itself. A strong Public Archaeology Programme will be taking place in schools and museums across the country. In Cape Town, public lectures and a week-long Winter School at UCT will make archaeology accessible to the community.
Sunday 10th January

14:00-17:00 Plenary Session
Southern African Archaeology Today

John Parkington and Mary Leslie (Convenors)

Contributions from Amanda Esterhuysen, Tom Huffman, David Lewis-Williams, Carmel Schrire, Alinah Segobye, Pippa Skotnes and Francis Thackeray.

This plenary session will be open to the public
18:00 onwards. Formal Opening Ceremony and Welcome

Formal presentations and opening party. Music by Abalingani Brothers and Luhlaza. Poster display: Southern African Archaeology Today. Archaeology in stained glass. [Cost: included in delegate and accompanying persons’ fees.]

Monday 11th January

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Music: Cape Jazz.

Launch of Human Beginnings in South Africa: Uncovering the Secrets of the Stone Age
by H.J.Deacon and Janette Deacon (in conjunction with David Philip Publishers)

Tuesday 12th January

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Music: Ekhaya

Sankofa: a film by Haile Gerima. Introduced by Lesley Marx

Wednesday 13th January

12:30-14:00 Lunch

Music: Kuba
19:00 onwards.

Intshona Koloni! A celebration.

Music by Women Unite and Lennox T.

An evening of unique entertainment, featuring the music of the Western Cape and the foods of Africa. Dress: Casual. Cost: US$30 per person, excluding drinks. A cash bar facility will be available.