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Annelize Kotze is a Social History Curator at the Iziko Museums of South Africa and is currently completing a Masters in Archaeology at the University of Cape Town (UCT), focusing on the cultural identity of Khoe, San and Coloured women in the Western and Northern Cape. She is also a member of the A/Xarra Restorative Justice Forum in the Centre for Africa Studies (CAS), at UCT, where she sits on the language, Human Remains, and Women’s Commission.

Annelize is a passionate advocate for the importance of community engagement and decolonising museum spaces. In 2018, she curated an exhibition on the repatriation of Human Remains of women and children still housed in museums and universities. Annelize was a member of the host committee for CAM’s Cape Town 2020 triennial conference, and she is currently a member of CAM’s Distance Learning Programme Working Group.

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