School of Social Sciences

Sabine Marschall

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Sabine Marschall

Associate Professor

DisciplineCultural and Heritage Tourism


Contact Number 031-260-7243

CampusHoward College Campus

Office Address MTB 259

Last Updated 2 years ago

Degrees Held

  • MA (Eberhardt-Karls-Universitaet Tuebingen) – 1988
  • PhD (Eberhardt-Karls-Universitaet Tuebingen) – 1993

Research Interest

  • Heritage tourism
  • Commemoration and memorialization
  • Tangible and intangible cultural heritage
  • Inanda Heritage Route


All publications are available on linkedin website:


Awards and Professional Honours

  • 2011– University of KwaZulu-Natal Research Productivity Award (Top 30 Researchers for 2010)
  • 2009– University of KwaZulu-Natal Research Productivity Award (Top 30 Researchers for 2008)
  • 2006– University of KwaZulu-Natal Women Achievers
  • 2004– University of KwaZulu-Natal Certificate of Excellence in recognition of a distinguished contribution to research in 2004 (Top 5 most prolific researchers at ex-University of Durban-Westville 2001-2003)
  • 2003– Hiddingh-Currie Award from UNISA Press for the book Community Mural Art in South Africa


  • CHTM 101 Introduction to Tourism;
  • CHTM 102 Introduction to Cultural and Heritage Tourism;
  • CHTM 201 Policy and Law in Heritage Tourism;
  • CHTM 203 Art, Craft and Public Monuments;
  • CHTM 208 Architecture as Heritage;
  • CHTM 209 Survey of Significant Heritage Sites in South Africa;
  • CHTM 308 (301) Tourism Policy, Planning and Development;
  • CHTM 303 Leaders and Related Sites;
  • CHTM 304 Research Methods and Information Technology for Tourism;
  • CHTM 305 Indigenous Rock Art;
  • CHTM 307 Theories of Travel and Tourism;
  • CHTM 308 Oral Heritage;
  • CHTM 601 Representation of Culture in Tourism


Current, Recent

  • E. Human (MA): Cultural (self)representation in community-based tourism development: How diverse members of the local community in Van Reenen like to represent their culture and heritage to tourists
  • C. Martin (PhD): ‘Slow tourism’ in South Africa
  • N.G. Gumede (PhD): Coastal resort development and community participation in KwaZulu-Natal
  • N. Nayager (MA): Tourists’ Motivations for visiting the Prince Imperial Route in KZN
  • N. Seebaluk (PhD): Pilgrims, Tourists and Cultural Experience: A study of South African Indian Hindus who visit sacred places in India (Varanasi)

Community Involvement

  • The Inanda Community Outreach Project involves working with learners of the ‘Tourism Club’ at Inanda Newtown Comprehensive High School and Ohlange High School, as well as the development of the website, focused on culture, heritage and tourism in Inanda.