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 Migrant Labour’s Troubled Past Unpacked in recent publication

Migrant Labour’s Troubled Past Unpacked in recent publication

Hostels, Homes, Museum by Dr Noëleen Murray and Prof Leslie Witz

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Dr Noëleen Murray is an architect and academic in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. Her research offers a reading of architecture and urban planning under and after apartheid. Prof Leslie Witz is a Professor in the Department of History. His major research centres around how different histories are created and represented in the public domain through memorials, museums, festivals and tourism.

The Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum was the site of great jubilation recently  when some  of the Lwandle community celebrated the academic team, Dr Noëleen Murray and Prof Leslie Witz who had told their story. Dr Murray and Professor Witz wrote Hostels, Homes, Museum: Memorialising migrant labour pasts in Lwandle, South Africa , which is a powerful tribute to the men (and later, women) who lived there.

Read more:

http://uctpress.bookslive.co.za/blog/2014/05/27/migrant-labours-troubled-past-unpacked-in-hostels-homes-museum-by-no%C3%ABleen-murray-and-leslie-witz/

and 

http://uctpress.bookslive.co.za/blog/2014/08/21/no%c3%ableen-murray-and-leslie-witzs-hostels-homes-museum-launched-with-ciraj-rassool/​​​

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