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Dolphin Mabale
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DlphineMs. Dolphin Mabale acquired both Bachelor of Arts and Honours Bachelor of Arts degrees at the University of Venda. Her specialist areas are Anthropology and Heritage Studies. She also graduated with the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts specialising in Heritage Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is currently registered for Master of Arts in Anthropology with the University of Venda. Her topic focuses on Public Culture and Politics of Identity.
Her involvement in cultural heritage spans over a decade, and includes the following projects:

• Producing the ETV documentary that focused on how musician Thomas Chauke’s music captures and reflects the essence of his cultural heritage in 2007
• Interviewing the late living heritage Jackson Hlungwani who was a world renowned sculptor for SABC 2 in 2005
• Rappoteuring for the Human Science Research Council at the Department of Arts and Culture cultural policy review symposium at the Sandton Convention Centre in 2007
• Training artists in computer basics and marketing and publicity skills at the Bag Factory in Newtown, Johannesburg in 2007

Ms. Mabale is currently employed by the alma mater the University of Venda as a junior lecturer in Anthropology at the Department of African Studies since 2008. Her research interests include public art, politics of identity, and politics of heritage.