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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Call for grave of AmaQwathi Chief Stokwe Ndlela to be found

Stokwe Ndlela descendant NEW LEADER: Chief Somidaka Zwelexolo Stokwe, after he was enrobed, annointed and installed as the head of the Cala-based AmaQwathi nation during a ceremony held at his Seplani Great Place near Cala on Friday Pic by LULAMILE FENI

Traditional leaders have asked government for help in finding the remains of AmaQwathi Chief Stokwe Ndlela. The anti-colonial hero led the Stokwe Rebellion against the colonial forces and died at the hands of the British in 1881. The call was made at the enrobing and installation of his descendant, fourth ...

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Loyiso Mkize Biography – South African visual artist

Beyond Art - Loyiso Mkize

Loyiso Mkize is a South African visual artist and was born in Butterworth (eGcuwa), 19th March 1987. He studied at CPUT in Cape Town where he achieved his diploma qualification in graphic design in 2009. He recently founded his own visual arts and communication company Loyiso Mkize Art (Pty) which publishes ...

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Ingcibi – Traditional surgeon named cultural ambassador

Ingcibi yakwa Bhaca Maganise Mbasane, who has circumcised 30 000 young men, with his assistant Keke Nongqotho - Xhosa Culture

Renowned Mount Frere traditional surgeon and sangoma Isaac Maganise Mbasane, who has circumcised about 30000 boys since 1984 without any of them dying, has been named cultural ambassador of the AmaBhaca nation. Traditional leaders, government officials and colleagues applauded Mbasane for ensuring the safety of traditional circumcision and initiation in ...

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Nozuko and Thando Dedezane’s Traditional Xhosa Wedding – Alice, Hogsback – Eastern Cape

Xhosa Traditional Wedding in Alice, Eastern Cape - Xhosa Culture (28)

The photographer, FullCircle photography had been following Nozuko Mbatani Dedezane  and Thando Dedezane’s road to their wedding day since the negotiation ceremony in 2013, the ‘kitchen tea’ early in 2014 until the 2nd of June 2014 with their traditional Xhosa wedding held in a village between Alice and Hogsback in ...

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Respect the Bhaca Kingdom

King Madzikane II - AmaBhaca

Dear Zwelonke, First, I must congratulate you on your historic coronation and wish you  well as you gain momentum in mastering your pivotal role to lead the Xhosa nation and restore its dignity. The event on May 15 at Nqadu was a resounding success and we equally appreciate that our ...

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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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KwaBhaca Kingdom Umkhosi wokukhahlela (womhlanga) 2014

Umkhosi wokukhahlela - Bhaca Royal Reed ceremony - Elundzini Royal Residence, KwaBhaca (6) - Bhaca Maidens

We recently had an opportunity to speak to the King of the Bhaca Kingdom, King Madzikane II, Ahh! Tholelengwe!!! Thandisizwe ka Dilizintaba ka Dingumhlaba ka Mabhijela i ka kaMthakathi kaQoza ka Diko ka Ncaphayi ka Madzikane ka Khalimeshe ka Vebi ka Wabane ka Didi (Zelemu) ka Lufulwenja ka Mageba ka Gumede ...

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What is Heritage

Siyabonga UGqoboz'imbawula Ngcai 2a - MaXhosa by Laduma - Xhosa Heritage

I see people especially youngsters fail to understand the meaning of heritage. Let us define and examine it with a simple language from Oxford dictionary of current English; “it is property that is or may be inherited; an inheritance”. Meaning our heritage is what has been passed to us by ...

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