This interactive site is a never-ending repository for the rich culture and traditions of eNanda (also known as Inanda), a historically unique township on South Africa’s eastern seaboard. It will be built up over time by trained volunteers, community members, knowledgeable foreigners, and visitors to eNanda. Anyone can submit stories, voice recordings, photos, or videos in English or isiZulu.
This website aims to use current technology to help preserve memories, traditional history, and contemporary culture, share it with the world, and encourage tourism. Young people are urged to interview their elders, shooting pictures and videos with their phones, while older people are encouraged to approach the youth to assist them in recording their experiences and cultural knowledge.
This website will serve as a great resource for researchers and anybody interested in oral history and changing cultural practices. The stories and cultural information offered here are based on the recollections, cultural understandings, and perspectives of people of various degrees of expertise. Although they may not necessarily represent true factual knowledge or historical ‘truth,’ the source of the material will always be documented, as all contributors are required to register their names, dates, and locations.
This site provides a unique insight into a community’s authentic culture and tradition for tourists and interested local visitors. Many of the cultural activities and ceremonies that take place in eNanda are open to visitors, and the contact information provided by contributors might help travelers receive further information. Tourist guides and tour operators can gain new ideas for attractions and refresh their knowledge of local culture. Tourists are encouraged to share their impressions of eNanda, as well as their likes and dislikes, in order to help tourist guides improve and the community discover new items and services to provide. Finally, the goal of this site is to help the eNanda community get more out of the Inanda Heritage Route by teaching them about tourism and encouraging those who wish to work in it.