We Promote and Facilitate oral history in South Africa


OHASA is a product of the post-1994 political transformation and a baby of the Department of Arts and Culture.

The seed that brought about the birth of OHASA was planted in 1999 when the then Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology (DACST) was mandated by Cabinet to conceptualise and spearhead the National Oral History Programme (NOHP) for South Africa.

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OHASA Membership is open to any person, Institution or corporation interested in the objectives of the Association.
  This includes all heritage professionals, trustees, technicians, students, corporate bodies and interested members of the public.