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Madiba the African Opera at the South African State Theatre

Madibe the African opera is a work was created by HRH Unathi Phathuxolo Mtirara, composed by Sibusiso Njeza and orchestrated by Kutlwano Masote. It begins in the village of Mqhekezweni, a couple of years before the birth of President Nelson Mandela, Mqhekezweni is the original Great Place of King Dalindyebo, it was seen ...

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King Hintsa of the Xhosa Nation died on this day (12 May 1835)

King Hintsa of the Gcaleka Xhosa

King Hintsa ka Khawuta (1789 – 12 May 1835), also known as Hintsa the Great. He was the 4th paramount Chief of the Gcaleka, sub-group of the united Xhosa nation from 1820 until his death in 1835. He was born just 10 years after the beginning of 100 years of ...

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Hrh Nkosi Ngubengcuka Fadana pays tribute to King Hintsa

Ngawo lo Mhla (12th) kweka Canzibe iNyanga kumNyaka wama 1835 ilanga lathi latshona emini kwi siZwe samaGcaleka. Umthi omkhulu wawa savakala isithonga…iZulu lagqina, lazongoma litshawuzisa imibane kambe ligqekreza. Kaloku lwangcwal’ungele lahlanza iselwa, yabe njalo iKumkani uHintsa iwunabele uqaqaqa idutyulwe emilenzeni nasentloko ngu Lieutenant George Southey ngokwe miyalelo ka Governor Harry ...

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Xhanti Mpakama – Xhosa Bronze Sculpture Artist on the rise

Artist and sculptor Xhanti Mpakama might not be that popular to most people, but he is slowly but surely gaining recognition for his sculptural work that depicts life on the rolling hills of the rural areas of Transkei in the Eastern Cape. His work is inspired by what’s most dearest ...

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Xhosa Cultural Union of Students (XCUS) – 2013 Opening Function

XCUS 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 students within the university but to also establish a sense of identity and cultural knowledge in ...

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