AmaRharhabe Kingship restored

Queen Noloyiso Sandile of AmaRharhabe Xhosa

A decision by the Nhlapo Commission to demote the amaRharhabe kingship was recently reviewed and set aside by the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday the 18th October 2016. The outcome was widely lauded as a move that will restore the dignity of the Rharhabe Kingdom. Judge Vuyelwa Vivian Tlhapi ...

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Sivuyile Nonzame Traditional Dancers

Satma Awards 2016 nominees..Sivuyile Nonzame Traditional.Dancers perfoming at the Pondo festival Matshona Village Tabankulu on the 10th September 2016 - pic by Siyasanga Mbambani

Sivuyile Nonzame Traditional Dancers was formed by Mrs. Nomalungelo Bonga and a group of Nurses at the Mthatha Hospital Complex in 1976, Sivuyile Nonzame Traditional Dancers have become a household name in and around South Africa. The group was later joined by community members in and around Mthatha including but ...

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Ubuntu Cultural Festival – Uniting the Nation


On the 27th August 2016, Centurion played host to the inaugural Ubuntu Cultural Festival. The aims of this festival are to revive the spirit of UBUNTU (Humanity). To preserve, protect and promote our diverse African cultures. It also aims to Promote the social integration/ cohesion and inclusion/nation building in all ...

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AmaXhosa Kingdom – A History (Part 1)

Xhosa Leaders - AmaRharhabe Queen Noloyiso Sandile, King Maxhob’ayakhawuleza Sandile, AmaGcaleka King Xolilizwe Sigcawu & Queen Nondwe Sigcawu in 1991

200 000 years ago – Earliest known ancestors of all Africans were living in the Omo River Valley, Ethiopia. 170 000 – 40 000 years ago – Foundations of Culture and first use of Imbola (red-ochre) at Blombos Cave, Mossel Bay. That was where we find the first use of ...

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AbaNtu – A History dating back 200 000 years ago

Africa People History - AbaNtu - MoNtu - MontuHotep

We are digging-up, exploring, sharing and learning about the History of African People, AbaNtu. This is an attempt at piecing together bits and pieces of our distant history, uncovering our past with the hope of making more sense of the present so we can then have a better plan for ...

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History of AmaXhosa from 200 000 years ago

Xhosa-men-in-tradional-clothing-talking-in-a-village-mountains-behind - Xhosa History

AmaXhosa ngabantwana bomgquba, yinzalelwana yalapha e Afrika. AmaXhosa awasuki koo Adam no Efa kunye no Nowa nooYesu… AmaXhosa are not descendants of Adam & Eve, Noah, Jesus or any other person found in the bible or any other religious book. The oldest known bones of the human species were discovered ...

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Makhanda Nxele – Warrior of the 5th Frontier war

Artist impression of Makhanda Nxele - Xhosa Wars Warrior

Makhanda Nxele or Makhanda the prophet (also spelled Makana) (1790 to 1820) was a Xhosa warrior and prophet who, during the Xhosa Wars, led an attack against the British garrison at Grahamstown on the 22nd April 1819. Makanda was born near the coast in the Uitenhage area of the Eastern ...

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AmaQiya lodge claim to AbaThembu kingship

Ngubesizwe Bacela of AmaQiya (AbaThembu - Thembu Kingdom) Eastern Cape Tribe

The AmaQiya tribe, also known as the House of Hlanga, has lodged a claim to the kingship of the AbaThembu. The tribe has dismissed the reigning AmaDlomo royal clan and King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo saying they originate from a lesser house. The tribe said their forefather Hlanga was denied ascendancy to ...

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Rhodes Graduate Tolakele Silo Lightened The Stage With Her Xhosa Dance

A Rhodes University graduate broke the norm at her graduation ceremony in Grahamstown this month when she performed a traditional dance before receiving her degree. When Tolakele Silo’s name was called at the 1820 Settlers National Monument on Saturday, her family ululated and called out the family’s clan names as ...

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AmaXhosa Chief Ngubesizwe Sigcawu dies in accident near Dutywa

AmaXhosa royal houses and the Eastern Cape traditional leaders are mourning the death of one of their own. Chief Mthetho Ngubesizwe Sigcawu – the uncle of AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Sigcawu — who died in a car accident near Dutywa on Monday night, 4 April 2016. Police said that Chief Sigcawu, ...

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