ASF At Work
When the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park was proclaimed during the 1930’s, the livelihoods and freedom of movement of some of South Africa’s last remaining first peoples, the San, were curtailed and the people were eventually dispossessed of their land.
In 1999, the Khomani San got ownership of 400,000 ha of land in the park after years of negotiation and verification of the claim. The titles of six farms were transferred to the community together with some 25,000 ha within the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park as well as cultural and symbolic rights to the full 400,000 ha. The ASF is currently working on a project to document and archive Khomani San heritage, which will be rolled out in 2016 and 2017.