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Nkwenkwezi Languza

National Archives of South Africa
Head of the Sound Preservation Section
Nkwenkwezi Languza
I am the Head of the Sound Preservation Section of the National Film, Video and Sound Archives (NFVSA), a sub-directorate of the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa (NARSSA) in the Department of Arts and Culture. I worked for etv as a Sound Engineer, in 2008 I was 1 of 2 international interns on a 5 months Sound Archiving Internship Programme at the British Library’s Centre for Conservation. In April 2018 I was of 1 of 4 archivists from NARSSA who received training at the French National Audiovisual Institute (INA) on the digitisation of dictabelts. As head of the Sound Preservations Unit, I am amongst others responsible for the preservation of the whole sound collection of various formats (including the dictabelts) and am also very involved in the promotion of South Africa’s rich indigenous musical heritage.