chapter  21
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The reburial of human remains at Thulamela, Kruger National Park, South Africa

ByKruger National Park, South Africa Tshimangadzo Israel Nemaheni

The Cultural Heritage Management Unit (CHMU) was set up with the establishment of the Social Ecology Department towards the end of 1995.The responsibilities of the Unit vary. New heritage sites are documented and conserved and developed for the sake of cultural tourism. By doing so, the unit generates considerable income.Affected communities are involved in this process throughout the project.The developments at Thulamela, which began long before 1995, served as a pilot project, south of the Limpopo River, to involve affected communities in the conservation and development of heritage sites.