PROPOSED ITINERARY
Fulbright Hays GPA to Botswana, South Africa, and Swaziland
(Thurs. June 26th thru Sun. August 3th, 2003)

The following is a proposed itinerary. The following coordinators have helped to make this proposal possible and will be meeting us when we visit their universities. Coordinator for the University of Botswana in Gaborone is Ms Neo Habangana from the Ministry of Education, to welcome us. From the University of Zululand near Empangeni the coordinator will be Dr. Johan de Villiers, and from the University of Swaziland at Kwaluseni the coordinator will be Dr. Edmond Mazibuko. We have included website addresses which will assist any individual in finding further information about each venue, or activity. We are greatly indebted to the above people and thank them greatly for their efforts to provide an itinerary which we hope will meet a wide range of faculty interest.

(Map: http://www.dis.uct.ac.za/isworld/safrica.htm)

Thursday June 26 and Friday June 27: We will leave the USA and arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa on Friday June 27th. We will then fly from Johannesburg to Gaborone, Botswana. We have rented a 15 passenger bus and a driver to escort us throughout out stay in Botswana. The driver will pick us up at the airport and bring us to the Oasis Hotel in Gaborone.

Presentations led by LWATI Training Institute in Mbabane
Presentation title: Swazi Culture, Custom, and the Workplace

This presentation includes a basic understanding of Swazi culture vs. Western cultures and how these differences impact the Swazi workplace. Discussion will center on work ethics, time management, decision making, discipline, assertiveness, etc. A brief look at the Royal ceremonies and their impact on the workplace will be highlighted.

Second presentation title: Gender Issues in Development The lectures will include aspects of:
i) The role of gender in sustainable development
ii) Feminism, sexual division of labor
iii)Gender analysis framework in development projects
vi) Gender and education, health, and agriculture,
v) Gender and political development
vi) Human rights and gender
WEEK 1 (Saturday: June 28 Friday: July 4)
Saturday June 28: AM Visit the bank for currency exchange and buy any necessities.
Sunday June 29:PM local worship service if desired
 PM Go over itinerary.
Monday June 30: AM Meet at the University of Botswana http://www.ub.bw/home.html Tour of the University and meet our hosts. Presentation led by Mr. William K. Sentshebeng Presentation title: History of Botswana: From Colonialism to Nationhood and the Question of Cultural Identity
 PM Visit to the National Museum and Art Gallery, walking tour of the various ministries in Gaborone and gather materials for your project.
Tuesday July 1: AM Meet at the University of Botswana Presentation led by Ms. Neo Habangana Presentation title: Special Education in Botswana 2nd Presentation led by Mrs. Spoon Mafote Presentation title: Education in Botswana
 PM Visit to Molepolole (Fourth largest town in Botswana about 30 miles west of Gaborone) and the Kgosi Sechele I Museum. Chief Sechele of the Bakwena (1822 - 1882). Also present in Molepolole is a diamond cutting factory, and about 5 km from Molepolole is Kobokwe Cave a local historical site
Wednesday July 2:AM Meet at the University of Botswana Presentation led by Ms. Nthabi Phaladze Presentation title: Counseling in Botswana 2nd Presentation led by (Mr. David Mhlanga) Presentation title: Building HIV/AIDS Awareness Through Posters
 PM Visit to the Institute of Development Management (IDM). Tefo Mokaila will lead in the discussions of IDM's role in Botswana. Group interaction and module development time.
Thursday July 3:AM Presentation led by Sana Mmolai Presentation title: Botswana Religious Traditions: Transformations and Challenges 2nd presentation led by Canon . Mwamba, Presentation title: Traditional Religion and Christianity
 PM Visit to Mochudi and the Phuthadikobo Museum
Friday July 4:AM Meet at the University of Botswana Presentation led by Mr. Tebogo Matlhare, Managing Director of Thusano Lefatsheng
Presentation title: Development in Rural Communities
 PM Visit to Tamanga, a village about 20 miles outside Gaborone. We will be given a presentation by the Tamanga Pottery staff. Also a visit to Manyana to view the rock art and to Dimawe Hill an historical site.
 
WEEK 2: (Saturday July 5 - Friday July 11)
Saturday July 5:AM Visit to Mokolodi.
 PM Return to Oasis Hotel. Group interaction and module development time.
Sunday July 6:AM Attend local worship service.
 PM Leave for Serowe about a 3 hour drive. Accommodation at the Serowe Hotel. Serowe is reportedly the largest village in Africa. It is also the village that Bessie Head wrote about in her book: Serowe: Village of the Rain Wind.
Monday July 7:AM Meet at the College of Education. We will meet with Lizzy Maswabi and have a round table discussion about education in Botswana Presentation topic: Education in Botswana
 PM Visit to the Khama III Memorial Museum and then the Royal Cemetery in Serowe.
PM http://www.almanach.be/search/b/bots_bamangwato.html
Tuesday July 8:AM Meet at the College of Education 1st Presentation led by Ms Mercy Cynthia Molefe Presentation title: Traditional Craft Walk to the Institute of Health Sciences) 2nd Presentation led by Mrs. Boile Mdluli Presentation topic: Health Issues in Botswana (Common health issues and HIV/AIDS
PM Return to Gaborone. Stay at the Oasis Hotel.
Wednesday July 9:AM Leave Botswana for Swaziland by airplane.
PM Arrive at Matsapha and stay at the Mantenga Lodge in the Ezulwini Valley
Thursday July 10:AM Meet faculty at University of Swaziland. Presentation led by Ms Glory Mamba Presentation title: The Role of Folktales in Cultural Education Among the Swazi 2nd Presentation led by Ms. Nomthetho Simelane Presentation title: The Overview of Swaziland's Socio Economic System
PM Meet with the various embassy personnel.
Friday July 11:AM
PM Have lunch at Mantenga Cultural Village's Cafe http://swazibusiness.com/lwati/ Walk to Mantenga Cultural Village (Ligugu lemaswati) at Mantenga. http://www.sntc.org.sz/mantvill.html The staff at the Cultural Village will guide us through Swaziland's historical past, introducing us to the traditional homes, culture, and traditions that existed around the 1800's.
 
WEEK 3: (Saturday July 12: - Friday July 18)
Saturday July 12:AM We will take a bus tour of two of Swaziland's geographic areas (middleveld and highveld) and pass through the villages of Mphisi, Mliba. Madlangamphisi, Pigg's Peak, Nkhaba, Bhunya, and Luyengo before returning to UNISWA. Richard Boycott will be our guide. He has led a Fulbright group in the past and would be willing to give us a "science on safari" tour. He has worked for the Swaziland Trust Commission for 13 years as senior park warden of Malolotja Nature Reserve and as acting director of parks. He has published 55 scientific papers, 17 of which were specific to Swaziland. He has also published a book http://www.sntc.org.sz/graphics/sdmap.html
PM Continue morning tour
Sunday July 13:AM Attend a local worship service if desired.
   Free time
Monday July 14:AM Presentation led by Dr. B. A. B. Sikhondze
Presentation title: Royalties and Commoners: Introduction to the History of Swaziland
2nd presentation led by Dr. H. L. Ndlovu
Presentation title: Swazi Traditional Religion: An Overview of the Basic
Beliefs, Values, & Practices Which Constitute Swazi Indigenous Religion
 PM Visit to the Swaziland Museum and King Sobhuza II memorial park.
Tuesday July 15:AM Meet at UNISWA
Presentation led by Dr. Sarah Mkhonza
Presentation title: The Case for Women's Songs in Swaziland
2nd Presentation led by Dr. Edmund Mazibuko
Presentation title: Education and Sustainable Development in Africa: The Case of Swaziland
 PM Gather materials for individual projects
Wednesday July 16:AM Meet at Mantenga Lodge Presentation led by Mr. Comfort Mabuza national director of the Media Institute of South Africa for Swaziland Presentation title: Media Institute of South Africa 2nd Presentation led by Qhawe Mamba managing director of Channel Swazi
Presentation title: Role of Television in Swaziland
 PM Module development time. Gathering information for your project.
Thursday July 17:AM Meet at UNISWA Health Science Campus in Mbabane Presentation led by Ms. Sifiso Sithole Presentation title: Community Health Promotion at Grassroots Level: The Case of the Sithobela Community Presentation led by Ms. Beauty Mnisi. Presentation title: Counseling and nursing care for HIV/AIDS patients
 PM Visit to the Swaziland Hospice at Home facilities at Matsapha. Discussions will be led by Thulile Msane, the director. She will tell us what the hospice does to take care of the health needs for terminally ill patients. Any funds we have raised to support the hospice will be presented at this time.
Friday July 18:AM Meet at UNISWA Presentation led by Ms. Winnie Madonsela Presentation title: Economic/Business Issues in Swaziland 2nd Presentation led by Ms Besline Ngwenya
Presentation title: Adult Education and Outreach in Swaziland
 PM Group interaction and module development time. Gather materials or information for your project
 
Week 4 - (Saturday: July 19 - Friday: July 25)
Saturday July 19:AM Cultural visit to the community of Luve.
 PM Return to Mantenga Lodge
Sunday July 20:AM Visit to the Nsongweni area and look at the rock art drawn by early inhabitants of Swaziland. We may also visit the "Footprint of God" near Nsongweni or the newly constructed Magugu Dam.
 PM Have lunch at Phumulani Restaurant then visit the nearby Tintsaba Crafts (mountain crafts), and Tekwane Shop (Tekwane is the hammerkop bird in siSwati). Return Mantenga Lodge.
Monday July 21:AM Meet at UNISWA's Agricultural Campus at Luyengo Presentation led by Dr. Greenman Masina Presentation title: Agriculture in Swaziland
 PM Leave for Nhlangano in the Shiselweni District of Southern Swaziland (2 hour trip). Stay at the Nhlangano Sun Hotel.
Tuesday July 22:AM Swaziland Holiday (King Sobhuza II Birthday) Visit Masiphula High School and have a guided walk to the historical places in the area led by the headmaster Mr. Wilson Ntshangase. We will meet with local traditional leaders and celebrate the holiday
 PM Continue meeting
Wednesday July 23:AM Leave for the University of Zululand at Empangeni http://www.uzulu.ac.za/
 PM It is approximately a 4 hour drive from Nhlangano. We will arrive at Mtunzini and stay at the Umlalazi Chalets. Our host will be Mrs. Orpha Harris. She has taken care of all accommodations in the Chalets and meals. Mrs. Harris will also provide a packed lunch while we attend presentations at the University of Zululand
http://www.mtunzini.co.za/
Thursday July 24:AM Meet at the University of Zululand in the Library Conference Room. Meet the University of Zululand hosts and begin the first session. Presentation led by Dr. Albert van Jaarsveld
Presentation title: The Stone Age of Southern Africa
2nd presentation led by Dr. Johan de Villiers
Presentation title: The Great Trek and Its American Counterpart the Great Westward Exodus
 PM Visit to the Empangeni Museum followed by group interaction and module development time
Friday July 25:AM Meet at the University of Zululand in the Library Conference Room Presentation led by Dr. Albert van Jaarsveld
Presentation title: The Settlement of Africans in Southern Africa, 300 1000 BC.
2nd presentation led by Dr. Johan de Villiers
Presentation title: Zulu Voortrekker Relations in a Period of Power Politics
 PM 3rd presentation led by Dr. Jim Phelps
Presentation title: Local Perceptions of African American Identity
 
Week 5 (Saturday: July 26 Friday: August 1)
Saturday July 26:AM Group visit to some historical sites and heritage collections i.e. Shakaland, Mgungundlovu and Ondini. Lunch packets will be arranged with Mrs. Orpha Harris. Allow an entrance fee of $10 per person to cover all the entrance fees, or a trip to the Ongoye Forest.
 PM Continue morning tour
Sunday July 27:AM Umlalazi Nature Reserve boat trip if the weather permits. Allow a fee of about $5 per person.
 PM Free time
Monday July 28:AM Meet at the University of Zululand in the Library Conference Room Presentation led by Dr. Albert van Jaarsveld
Presentation title: Oral Traditions and the South African Historian
2nd presentation led by Dr. Johan de Villiers
Presentation title: Republicanism in the Twentieth Century in South Africa
 PM Module Development time and gather materials for your project.
Tuesday July 29:AM Meet at the University of Zululand in the Library Conference Room Presentation led by Dr. Albert van Jaarsveld
Presentation title:. The Settlement of Whites in Zululand, 1824 1936 and
Its Effects on Traditional African Societies
2nd presentation led by Dr. Johan de Villiers
Presentation title: Apartheid and Resistance, 1948 1994
 PM Visit to Eshowe area and the Zululand Historical Museum at Fort Nongqayi Eshowe is the home to 4 Zulu kings, Shaka, Mpande, Cetshwayo, and Dinuzulu.
Wednesday July 30:AM Meet at the University of Zululand in the Library Conference Room Presentation led by Dr. Johan de Villiers
Presentation title: Negotiating a New Constitution for South Africa, 1990
1993, with Special Reference to Human Rights

2nd presentation will be a panel discussion led by Dr. Johan de Villiers with several other professors from the University of Zululand: Historical Consciousness in Managerial Decision making and Democratic Citizenship
 PM Module development time and gather materials for your project
Thursday July 31:AM Return to Swaziland via the "Battlefields Route" . Stop at Isandlwana and tour the battlefield, then travel to Rorke's Drift and Blood River.
 PM Arrive in Swaziland stay at Nhlangano Sun Hotel
Friday August 1:AM Return to Mantenga Lodge for debriefing
 PM Personal time, packing, etc.
Saturday August 2 - Sunday August 3rd:  Leave Swaziland, Matsapha Airport to Johannesburg and then to the USA. Arrive on Sunday August 3rd