Albino Jopela reviews traditional custodianship of heritage sites in Southern Africa

Kaleidoscopio’s archaeologist Albino Jopela has written a review chapter on The traditional custodianship system in Southern Africa. The chapter is a contribution to the book Traditional Management Systems at Heritage Sites in Africa published by the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) in October 2016. With the analysis centred on the Matobo site in Zimbabwe and Mount Mulange in Malawi, the chapter assesses the effectiveness of traditional custodianship of natural and cultural heritage in World Heritage sites in the Southern Africa. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the possibility of the implementation of an integrated management system for World Heritage sites in Southern Africa.