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King Hintsa Memorial Lecture 2017 by Prof Ncedile Saule

King Hintsa Memorial Lecture 2017 Presented by Professor Ncedile Saule

The King Hintsa TVET College together with The Xhosa Kingdom and the three surrounding Municipalities of Mnquma, Mbhashe and Amathole,  organised the King Hintsa Memorial Lecture 2017 which was presented by Professor Ncedile Saule on the 12 May 2017 at Butterworth Christian Centre, Extension 6, eGcuwa. This was exactly 182 years after ...

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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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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 Rharhabe 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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Nelson Mandela Timeline – Little Known Facts You May Not Know About Dalibhunga

Portrait of South African political leader Nelson Mandela between 1945 and 1960. He was wearing the traditional outfit of the Thembu tribe

Revolutionary hero and anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela is among the most famous and well-respected political activists of all time, and after serving 27 years in prison, he became South Africa’s first democratically elected Black president in 1994. From his earliest days as a descendant of South African royalty, the Thembu Kingdom ...

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Natives Land Act, 1913 – dispossession, segregation and restitution

south_african_homelands as a result of the 1913 Land act

Thina sizwe, thina sizwe esinsundu, Sikhalela izwe lethu Elathathwa ngabamhlophe Mabawuyeke umhlaba wethu. Abantwana, abantwana be-Afrika Bakhalela i-Afrika izwe labo Elathathwa ngabamhlophe Mabawuyeke umhlaba wethu! “Awakening on Friday morning, June 20, 1913, the South African Native found himself, not actually a slave, but a pariah in the land of his ...

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