International Conference 2018

11- 14 SEPT 2018





Andy Peterson     Tel: +27 82 472 8092

Gulshera Khan             Tel: +27 73 187 2741



Freedom Park , Salvokop, Pretoria


The Conference is directed at interested individuals, staff, managers, historians, social workers, community development workers, tourist guides, educators, researchers and volunteers working within the domain of museums, municipalities, schools, universities, youth development agencies, non-governmental organisations, the Department of Arts and Culture and more especially, individuals within the educational directorate.

Such individuals will benefit from oral history, extensive research, understanding and care of heritage sites locally, nationally and internationally.



THEME: “Creating a Legacy

Tuesday, 11th September 2018

08:00                 Registration.

09:00                 Entertainment.

09:15                 Welcome: Ms Jane Mufamadi [CEO Freedom Park Site and Museum] 

09:45                 Opening Key Note Address: “”Creating a legacy through heritage education
                           and Time Travels”: Ms Makhotso Magdeline Sotyu [Deputy Minister of Culture]

10:00                 Bridging Ages Address: Ms Annina Ylikoski [President of Bridging Ages 


10:15                 Bridging Ages video

10:20                 Health Break

10:50                 Presentation on the Legacy of Nelson Mandela:
                           His importance for the future and the Legacy of Albertina Sisulu

11:20                 Preparation for the Time Travel event.

12:00                 Lunch

13:00                 Time Travel Event at Freedom Park
                           ”Creating a legacy through heritage education and Time Travels”

16:00                 End

16:00                 Informal reception at the Freedom Park




Wednesday, 12 September 2018

08:00                Registration.

08:30                Entertainment - Kliptown Youth Program

09:15                Moderator: Annina Ylikoski
                          Contemporary challenges and Time Travels in Sweden and Europe:
                          Tina Lindström and Örjan Molander, Kalmar county museum,
                          Sweden Contemporary challenges and Time Travels in Kenya:
                          Mildred Ayere, Maseno University,
                          Kenya Contemporary challenges and Time Travels in South Africa:
                          Gulshera Khan, Andy Peterson, Radikobo Ntsimane, Ebbe Westergren.

10:45                 Health Break

11:00                Group sessions

In each session there will be several presentations giving various perspectives on the key questions below. Each presenter will have 10 minutes on Challenges, Empirical work and How Time Travel can make a difference for the future?

There will be room for reflections and discussions. The main focus is the future. Each group prepares for a presentation on Thursday morning, including five actions

Key Questions in all three groups:

Create a legacy for the future

Challenges in society. How to address the challenges in society/ in the country? How can the Time Travel method make a difference?

Five actions for the future!


Group 1, Moderators: Judy Mkhize, Radikobo Ntsimane

Vivian Krokfors, teacher, Finland. Time Travels to periods of wars 1918 and 1940s. (Nationalism, identity)

Radikobo Ntsimane, KZN Museum Service, South Africa. The Contestation of the South African national anthem as a Reconciliatory Tool. (Reconcile or alienate?)

Elias Nel. My African house has many residences. (Afrikaans as a reconciliation language, co-existence with other languages)

Noah Omolo Okidia, Sustainable resources of Kenya. Gravity light adoption in creating peace among communities in Kenya. (reconciliation, peace)

KwaZulu-Natal: Mdu Ngilo, PSTA. Tourism and Community building,  Judy Mkhize, PSTA, Time Travels and school curriculum.

Northern Cape: Samantha Blanckemberg, McGregor Museum

Free State, Ntando Mbatha, Department of Sport, Art, Culture and Recreation (Time Travel and societal change/ transformation)


Group 2, Moderators Mildred Ayere, Thabiso Maake

Annina Ylikoski and Victoria Nylund, BARK, Vasa, Finland. Heritage Bridge, cooperation Finland and the Baltic countries
Mildred Ayere, Maseno University. The Time Travel method and todays societal challenges in Kenya (positive peace).

North West; Mosako Logetho, Kraaipan museum. Losette Absalom, Dianah Madiehe, Tlokwe Time Travel
Ras Mpho Jeffrey Molapisi, Ras Molapisi Institute. The status quo remains: Museums and heritage sites in the North West province
Gauteng: Bessie Makhuba, Mogale City Museum (Museum and community)
Thabiso Maake, Freedom Park. The role of Freedom park and Voortrekker Monument in shaping national identity and social cohesion.


Group 3, Moderators Tina Lindström, Örjan Molander

Monica Mattbäck, Deputy principle, Vasa, Finland. How to build a country after a civil war? Time Travel to 1918. (unite a divided nation, democracy)
Johan Eggers, teacher, Karlskrona, Sweden. International and intercultural collaboration
Coral Bijoux, Voices of Women. Critical view on the implications of omission
Learners at Sobantu Secondary School, Mthombeni Mphilisi, Hawukele Shabane, teachers, South Africa. From waste to treasure. Recycling waste to create a better life for the residents of Sobantu township.

Eastern Cape: Nelly Mkhize, Solomza Bovana, Pumeza Mandela, Nelson Mandela Museum. (Inspiring leaders for the future, Nelson Mandela).
Mpumalanga: Themba Shilubanets (Time Travel and commemoration, unity)
Western Cape: Andy Peterson, Bridging Ages Western Cape, Basil De Wee (12 years of experiences with Time Travels, engagement with senior citizens)


12:30                Lunch.

13:30                Plenary session
                          Time Travel and therapy. Wellington Bobore, Inathi Child and Youth Care
                          Facility Drama experience. Kliptown Youth Program

14:00                The four parallel group sessions/workshops continue:

16:00                End

18:00                Reception at the Residence of the Swedish Ambassador
                          Address: Canopus Street 287, Pretoria.




Thursday, 13 September 2018

08:30                Registration.

08:30                Entertainment 

09:00                “Visions with actions can change the world” (Nelson Mandela)
                           Plenary. The South African, Kenyan and European and the common way
                           to meet challenges of today, and how the Time Travel method and Applied
                           Heritage can make a difference. Presentations. Actions.

12:00                Lunch.

13:00                Bridging Ages South Africa meeting, Action plan, AGM.

14:15                Bridging Ages meeting, AGM.

15:30                Vote of thanks. Invitation to next years’ conference.

16:00                Closure



Friday, 14 September 2018

08:30               Excursion to Johannesburg and Soweto,
                         Mandela Home in Vilakazi Street, Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum
                         and Kliptown Museum.