Inxeba The Wound has been banned, finally

Inxeba the wound must fall - be banned 1 has fallen

The South African Film and Publication Board (FPB) has finally taken decisive action on the controversial movie, Inxeba – The Wound. This movie has been heavily criticised by many many of South African society. King Zwelonke Sigcawu of AmaXhosa Kingdom was one of many traditional leaders who have criticised the movie’s portray ...

Read More »

Inxeba MUST be banned in AFRICA – open letter to Inxeba movie

Inxeba the wound must fall - be banned

Dear Inxeba Production Team About a year ago a discussion ensued in class which landed us in a conversation around cultures and how each is distinct and how that distinction influences morals, values etc. The matter of initiation came up. Everyone except the Xhosa-speaking few had a lot to say ...

Read More »

Xhosa culture shines on Black Panther movie premiere

John Kani & Athandwa Kani on the premiere of Black Panther dressed by MaXhosa by Laduma (Xhosa culture inspired designs)

Social media has been on cloud nine following the much-anticipated premiere of Hollywood’s 2018 Marvel superhero film “Black Panther” in late January 2018.  On the red carpet, there was a fusion and variations of ‘African royalty’ themed regalia. The popular father-and-son duo, the legendary John Kani and Atandwa Kani represented South Africa ...

Read More »

King Sarhili ka Hintsa commemoration in Hohita, Cofimvaba

UNSUNG HERO, AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Sigcawu is flanked by royal family members and traditional healers at the King Ntaba Sarhili commemoration held in Hoyita near Cofimvaba Pic- LULA

AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Sigcawu and Nelson Mandela University Professor Ncedile Saule have expressed concern over how Xhosa history is being portrayed by white historians, saying black people should be allowed to write their own story. The royal and the academic were speaking at an event where the Xhosa kingdom, in partnership ...

Read More »

Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders New Leadership

Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders New Leadership

The Eastern Cape Provincial Secretary of the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa – CONTRALESA, Nkosi Mwelo Nonkonyana has been elected at the new chairperson of the Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders (ECHTL).  Nkosi Nonkonyana, Ah! Zanemvula, won this seat which has just been vacated by Nkosi Ngangomhlaba ...

Read More »

Banning of The wound (Inxeba) movie

Wits University students protest against inxeba the wound movie which insults Xhosa Culture, ulwaluko (9)

Inxeba (The Wound) is a movie directed by John Trengove. The movie shows the Xhosa tradition of ulwaluko, it is told from the perspective of a homosexual Xhosa man. It shows the journey to manhood, and documents the ins and outs of the initiation process. The movie has a lot ...

Read More »

POEM-Umbongo – Ndilixhoba kulamaxhalanga by Ncumisa Garishe MaMiya

vulture-POEM-Umbongo - Ndilixhoba kulamaxhalanga by Ncumisa Garishe MaMiya

Ndilixhoba kulamaxhalanga Andiqaphele angaqiqanga  Andiqabukela endiqwalasela Andifumana ndinqweneleka  Azigqamisa ezama ukuzisondeza Ngelokufeza umnqweno wokuzanezisa Esazi nje ukuba azakuzixhaphazela AziXhobise ngamaqhinga  Elungiselela ukundiqhatha qhatha Nam ndaqabuka sele’qhasha  Ndaweni yok’nqandwa Zisuke zaqhwatywa izandla kunconywa .   Ndilixhoba kulamaXhalanga Andisosiqondamva nto nje ndiphantsi kobunzima Ubunzima obakhelwe koluxanduva  Uxanduva lokuba nesizotha ngokuzola Ukuba yiGusha ...

Read More »

Ukombathiswa kweNkosi kumaBomvana, Ah! Zwelikhanyile, Jalamba kaTshezi

Vuyani Gwebindlala, Ah! Zwelikhanyile - iNkosi yamaBomvane - Bomvana Traditional Council 53

Ngolwesihlanu umhla weshumi elinane kule yeKhala (14 July 2017) ibinguMbo nomXesibe kwaNoofisi Komkhulu eMgojweni eXhorha kwelamaBomvana. Le ibiyimini enkulu ngeyona ndlela, imini yokombathiswa kweNkosi kumaBomvana kwiNkqila iBomvana Traditional Council, uNkosi uVuyani Gwebindlala, Ah! Zwelikhanyile. uNkosi u Zwelikhanyile ebethatha indawo kunina omzalayo umama uNoofisi Gwebindlala, iNkosikazi yongasekhoyo uNkosi uMelibhuwa kaVulindawo kwindlu ...

Read More »

Imbongi yosiba uAkhona Mafani (Bhodl’ingqaka) unikwe uphum’aphele

Imbongi yosiba uAkhona Mafani (Bhodl’ingqaka) unikwe uphum’aphele

Imbongi yosiba uAkhona Mafani (Bhodl’ingqaka) waseRhini, unikwe uphum’aphele kwimicimbi yesebe lezemidlalo nenkcubeko kweli phondo ngenxa yombongo wakhe ogxeke umongameli uJacob Zuma. UMafani ufumene ingxelo zokuba umbongo wakhe ucaphukise umphathiswa uPemmy Majodina de washiya phakathi umcimbi ububanjelwe eRhini ngomhla wesithathu kule nyanga. “Ngumbongo obhaliweyo lo bendivakalisa izimvo zam apha ngento endikholelwa ...

Read More »

Nangoku u Ntsikana wayengumngcatshi wexoki

Ntsikana ka Gabha, first Xhosa Christian - umngcatshi wexoki

Ndiphakanyiswa linqaku likaTshatshu, umfo kaMakuliwe lomhla we-15 kule yeSilimela 2017, elinesihloko esithi , “AmaXhosa ayebusila kwasendulo utywala.” Kuba ndivumelana nolo luvo andizukuchitha ixesha kulo mba noxa ndisahluka apha naphaya kuye, koko ndifuna nje ukumkhuza kule nto ekubonakala ukuba uzimisele kuyo- ukugxibha, anyembe nabani na ozakuzela ubunganga benkolo kaNtu. Ngethamsanqa, ndandiwuzimasile ...

Read More »