Joline Young is a heritage consultant with an MA in Historical Studies (Distinction) achieved at UCT for her thesis on The Enslaved People of Simon’s Town. She is also an accredited ETDP Seta facilitator and site guide. Joline specializes in primary archival historical research, social history / community research projects, heritage assessments, museum curation and heritage tourism. Joline’s interest in slavery is both academic and personal, as she was born in Cape Town and her ancestors were people who were enslaved at the Cape. Being particularly concerned about high levels of unemployment in South Africa, Joline has developed a heritage tourism training course to help communities derive an income through heritage tourism. She has trained two communities and will continue with this endeavour post COVID. Due to the COVID pandemic challenge Joline will be taking her tours on-line through ‘Talking History’ tours.