AbaThembu Chief Daludumo Mtirara found dead

Abathembu royal family spokesman, Chief Daludumo Mtirara found dead. Photo by Yanga Soji

AbaThembu Chief Daludumo Mtirara has allegedly killed himself, a royal family member said on Friday morning. He shot himself in his home in Pretoria, according to the relative, who asked not to be named. Police could not confirm Mtirara’s death. The source said some members of the royal family still had ...

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AbaThembu Prince marries his amaQwathi Princess

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo’s son, Prince Azenathi Dalindyebo, said ‘I do’ to his longtime sweetheart, Ongezwa Zwedala, during their traditional wedding held at Bumbane Great Place near Mthatha yesterday Picture: LULAMILE FENI

Bumbane Great Place in Mthatha was on Friday, 18 November 2016 filled with ululation, dance and traditional music as AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo’s son, Prince Azenathi Dalindyebo, married long-time sweetheart Ongezwa Zwedala. Azenathi’s mother Queen Nocollege Dalindyebo, who said she was the happiest woman alive, watched on as her son said: ...

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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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Xhosa Chief installed in Zimbabwe

DUMISANI Basil Ndondo has been installed as Chief Ndondo of Mbembesi, Zimbabwe

DUMISANI Basil Ndondo has been installed as Chief Ndondo of Mbembesi, Zimbabwe amid calls for him to preserve the Xhosa culture. Ndondo (37), was installed as Chief Ndondo two years after the death of his uncle Dr Neville Ndondo. Speaking at a colourful ceremony last week, Rural Development Promotion and ...

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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

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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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