Remains of Khoisan female and infant reburied after being in a museum since the 80s

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Cultural Affairs MEC Anroux Marais symbolically handed over the remains in a ceremony on Friday
Cultural Affairs MEC Anroux Marais symbolically handed over the remains in a ceremony on Friday

The remains of a Khoisan female and an infant were returned to traditional leaders and reburied in a special ceremony in Hermanus last week after being kept in a museum since 1980.

According to the department's spokesperson Stacy McLean, their partial remains were found by a group of local children in the coastal town in the 1980s.

They told the local police who alerted the Old Harbour Museum. It was held in its collections space-storeroom at the museum, in a practice that museums around the world are beginning to abandon for ethical reasons as they return parts of their own "collections".

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