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Since the beginning of the 1990s, South Africa’s doors
were flung open to the world in order to promote trade
links, diplomatic ties, educational bonds and cultural contacts.
In the cultural arena, South Africa’s immigrant communities
such as the Chinese, Indians and (Cape) Malays
were eager to forge links with their parents' or grandparents'
homelands. In 1993, a seminar was held at the Universities
of the Western Cape and Cape Town which explored the
issue of ‘Malay’ identities in South Africa and Southeast
Asia, of which H. Hamdani wrote a “Report of the seminar
on Malay culture in Cape Town, South Africa”; it appeared
in Malay literature 6 (I), 1993, pp. 226–7. One of the
major results of this seminar was ongoing cultural and