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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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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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The Coronation of AmaXhosa King, HM Zwelonke Sigcawu

XHOSA KINGDOM family tree

The Coronation Ceremony of the King of AmaXhosa, His Majesty Mpendulo Sigcawu, Aah! Zwelonke! is a very noteworthy & momentous occasion. It has rekindled in many of us a sense of pride and the need for us to reconnect with our African roots. 15 May 2015 – A historic day for ...

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XCUS (Xhosa Cultural Union of Students) 2015 Opening Function

Xhosa Cultural Union of Students - Wits University (Noxolo Grootboom, Jessica Mbangeni)

XCUS (Xhosa Cultural Union of Students) is a cultural society established within the University of the Witwatersrand.  It is the oldest cultural society at the University and was founded in 2001. Its aim is not only to unite Xhosa speaking students within the university but to also establish a sense ...

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AmaXhosa AseRhawutini Heritage Reunion

AmaXhosa AseRhawutini Heritage Reunion - Mbafi Lodge - Xhosa Culture (33)

AmaXhosa AseRhawutini Heritage Reunion is an annual event organized by Mzoxolo Allistair Jola Mpike, Bonke Mlungwana, Thobela Biko and others. In previous years, the event is said to have been held successfully and this year’s event was also expected to be likewise… The aim of the event is to unite ...

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Khaya La Bantu Cultural Village in the Eastern Cape

Khaya La Bantu dancers of Xhosa tribe

A visit to Khaya La Bantu cultural village in the Eastern Cape will give you a taste of authentic Xhosa hospitality and open your eyes to the role that traditional art and craft play in the cultural identity of the Xhosa people. Khaya La Bantu Cultural Village in the Eastern ...

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Sinovuyo Traditional Dancers

Sinovuyo Traditional Dancers is an energetic professional traditional dance performing group of talented youth and teenagers. Most of the group members have been overseas to showcase their skill & their love of Xhosa Culture. When this group performs you will be blown away. The meaning of the group name ‘Sinovuyo’ ...

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Jessica Mbangeni – African Praise poet – Imbongi yaKwaNtu

Jessica Mbangeni was born and raised in Ngqamakhwe, in the Eastern Cape. It was her grandmother’s storytelling which was always fused with traditional Xhosa singing, that played an important role in her career as a praise-poet – imbongi. In 1999, she moved to Johannesburg and attended a School of Performing Arts ...

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