AbaThembu King’s saga – Commoner’s view (Andile Ncobo)

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo

I have lost my restraint of not making any comment on the King of AbaThembu saga. I am a commoner. But my father was a very close friend, advisor and counsel to Africa’s longest reigning monarch (at the time of his death), His Majesty, King Xolilizwe Sigcawu of AmaXhosa. This ...

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Mayihlome Tshwete getting married to Zizo Beda in style

Zizo Beda & Mayihlome Tswete wedding Xhosa Traditional Wedding (8)

High-profile celebrities donned their glad rags and rolled up in style to East London’s society wedding of the year when 2006 Miss South Africa Teen Zizo Beda and home affairs spokesman Mayihlome Tshwete said “I do” Umhlobo Wenene host and former Clarendon High School for Girls pupil Beda arrived two ...

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in traditional Xhosa Clothes

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is ANC Political Activist and ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, former Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, former President of ANCWL & member of the NEC of the ANC. Winnie Madikizela was born in the village of Mbongweni, Bizana, in the Transkei. She was the fourth of eight children. ...

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Indoni Miss Cultural South Africa 2015

Indoni MISS CULTURAL SA 2015 - Thembu Queen - Nyanisa Komnga (Mamlungu)

Indoni cultural pageant is a medium to teach young people about their cultures and ubuntu in an entertaining and captivating manner. Building up to this pageant we confront and eradicate the social Ills such as teenage pregnancy, HIV/Aids, and the misconceptions of the morden society in Africa through establishing a ...

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Bantu Stephen Biko

Steve Biko, I write what I like - The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed

Bantu Stephen Biko was born in Tylden on the 18th December 1946, the third child of the late Matthew Mzingaye and Alice Nokuzola “Mamcethe” Biko. He attended primary school in King William’s Town and secondary school at Marianhill, a missionary school situated in a town of the same name in ...

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Chief Maqoma ka Ngqika of the Rharhabe Xhosa

Maqoma - Xhosa Resistance to Colonial Advance

Chief Maqoma ka Ngqika ka Rharharha was born in 1798 in Xesi. He was the Right Hand Son of Ngqika, King of the Rharhabe division of the Xhosa nation. Implacably opposed to his father’s ceding of the land between the Fish and Keiskamma Rivers to the European Settlers of the ...

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Loyiso Mkize Biography – South African visual artist

Beyond Art - Loyiso Mkize

Loyiso Mkize is a South African visual artist and was born in Butterworth (eGcuwa), 19th March 1987. He studied at CPUT in Cape Town where he achieved his diploma qualification in graphic design in 2009. He recently founded his own visual arts and communication company Loyiso Mkize Art (Pty) which publishes ...

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Ingcibi – Traditional surgeon named cultural ambassador

Ingcibi yakwa Bhaca Maganise Mbasane, who has circumcised 30 000 young men, with his assistant Keke Nongqotho - Xhosa Culture

Renowned Mount Frere traditional surgeon and sangoma Isaac Maganise Mbasane, who has circumcised about 30000 boys since 1984 without any of them dying, has been named cultural ambassador of the AmaBhaca nation. Traditional leaders, government officials and colleagues applauded Mbasane for ensuring the safety of traditional circumcision and initiation in ...

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Nozuko and Thando Dedezane’s Traditional Xhosa Wedding – Alice, Hogsback – Eastern Cape

Xhosa Traditional Wedding in Alice, Eastern Cape - Xhosa Culture (28)

The photographer, FullCircle photography had been following Nozuko Mbatani Dedezane  and Thando Dedezane’s road to their wedding day since the negotiation ceremony in 2013, the ‘kitchen tea’ early in 2014 until the 2nd of June 2014 with their traditional Xhosa wedding held in a village between Alice and Hogsback in ...

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Respect the Bhaca Kingdom

King Madzikane II - AmaBhaca

Dear Zwelonke, First, I must congratulate you on your historic coronation and wish you  well as you gain momentum in mastering your pivotal role to lead the Xhosa nation and restore its dignity. The event on May 15 at Nqadu was a resounding success and we equally appreciate that our ...

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