Thabo Kgomommu

Cultural heritage manager

Many people think archaeology is just about digging up dinosaur bones, but for Thabo Kgomommu it's also about cultural heritage. As manager for cultural heritage at SANParks, Kgomommu advises on heritage issues and directs visitors' attention towards the cultural value of a site, so they don't "just focus on the animals�. He has done research on the Batswana culture at the Lichtenburg Museum, planned exhibitions at Robben Island Museum and coordinated heritage activities for the Mogale City municipality. He also served as coordinator of provinces for the South African Heritage Resources Agency where, among other things, he facilitated the management of national heritage sites. Kgomommu serves on the board of the Northern Flagship Institute, which oversees the running of three Gauteng museums and is an occassional lecturer in museum studies at the University of Pretoria's department of historical and heritage studies. � Faranaaz Parker

Lunch spot: Smoke Cafe and Grill Lounge, Groenkloof