Capturing oral liberation history
Gertze said “MultiChoice Namibia donated technical equipment to the tune of N$30,000 in aid of the Namibia Oral History Project. Lauding MultiChoice’s voluntary support, Dr Mathe said “The project is necessitated by a historiographical gap, which exists in the liberation history of Namibia. Most of what is written is academic history, which does not cover all aspects of personal histories and biographies. Therefore the project is aimed at collecting information from critical role players in the liberation struggle to further supplement existing accounts and bring about other angles of the history of the liberation struggle in Namibia.” Presenting Mathe with the donation Gertze said, “MultiChoice Namibia prides itself in contributing toward various initiatives that are aimed at but not limited to the education sector”. He further stated that the noble efforts by the Namibia Oral History Project will not only contribute positively to the education sector, they will also contribute towards the Namibian nation gaining an understanding and holistic view of Namibia’s history. “ Our success depends on the health and growth of the communities within which we operate. In contributing to this development, we leverage our core assets and expertise to nurture talent, harness skills and expand opportunities across Africa. Our support has brought both social and economic benefits to local communities through investment, job opportunities, partnerships and training. We also believe in the power of partnerships and therefore work closely with our stakeholders to drive growth and development” said Gertze.