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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Kumahla Ndinyuka [Trials & Tribulations]

Kumahla ndinyuka omhlaba, ndidla ngolumka ndifane naye u-Raymond Mhlaba, ndilandele yona indlela, kanye njengaye no-Nelson Mandela, ndithi ezindzulwini zobusuku, ndime njengaye utata u-Walter Sisulu, andisathethi ngayo ingqondo yemveli, iqhawe lomzabalazo utata u-Govan Mbeki, ufane wazibuza ukuthi ndingubani, ekugqibeleni sakubakunye naye no-Hani, andisayikubanjwa nayimilambo, ndohlala ndili-Comrade lika-Oliver Tambo! Translation of this ...

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Marikana (by Xolile Mgijima)

Mgcineni ‘Mambush’ Noki - Marikana Massacre

Mzi wakowethu, Sizwe sasekhaya Ma-Afrik’amahle, Sizwendin’esintsundu Kwakhona lelo xesha leenkumbulo Sikhumbul’ukuwa kwabantwana bomgquba Sikhumbul’ukuwa kwabantakwethu Sikhumbul’ukuwa kwemidak’emnyama Sikhumbul’umbon’ombi wokugraywa kwamadod’elizwe Isankenteza nangoku loo ngxokolo naloo ngxolo yevolovolo “dudu—dududu—dudududu” Lahlanz’iselwa waqhawuk’unobathana kwabaninzi Sikhumbula loo mini bantwana basekhaya Marikana, Marikana, kanti kwenzeka ntoni? Owu! Owu! Marikana Yenzek’intlekele madoda Zatyakatywa zagraywa iintsika zemizi ...

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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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Iziduko zakwaNtu (Ngokwezizwe zabaMbo kunye namaNguni asemazantsi)

Xhosa men in tradional clothing talking in a village, mountains behind

Eligama elithi “AmaXhosa” kwezintsuku siphila kuzo lidla ngokusetyenziswa ukuquka unintsi lwezizwe eziseMpuma Koloni. Eneneni iMpuma Koloni inezizwe ngezizwe ezinobuKumkani bazo. Umzekelo: AmaXhosa iKumkani yawo ngu Kumkani u Sigcau, Ahh! Zwelonke! isizukulwana sikaTshawe Komkhulu eNqadu kuGatyana (Willowvale). AbaThembu iKumkani yabo ngu Kumkani u Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, Ahh! Zwelibanzi! eBumbane Komkhulu eMthatha. Kube kho amaMpondo aseMpuma nawaseNtshona, ...

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Izingane zooMa (by Xolile Mgijima)

Xhosa mother and child, (Umama Nomntwana) SL_2009_DUGGANCRONIN

Thina sizingane zooMa Thina sizingane zomama beAfrika Thina sizingane zeendlezanekazi, intw’ezimibele mid’ebhonxe kunene Siyinzala yezikhukukaz’ezimaphik’amabalabala, Iimbelukazi zesizwe, imidak’emihle kunene Siyinzala yomama besintu oomama bakwaNtu Thina sizingane Zooma Thina sizingane zomama Sizingane zamaqhawekazi  iinkokheli zelizwe, Izisele zenyathi eziphuphuma lulwazi nemfundiso Int’ezifunde zade zayityekeza eyaseAfrik’imfundo Int’eziyazi ukusuka nokuhlala imbali yomdak’omnyama ooNolwazi kaloku ...

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MaXhosa by Laduma Ngxokolo (Fashion Designer)

MaXhosa by Laduma Ngxokolo (Xhosa fashion)

As we commemorate Youth Month and remember the heroes of 1976 in Soweto were game changers for South Africa’s future. We also celebrate another young person who is a game-changer, in a similar fashion with that of the youth of 1976. Laduma Ngxokolo is a young South African clothing designer who incorporates ...

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Martin Thembisile Chris Hani SACP leader & MK chief of staff

Chris Hani SACP leader & MK chief of staff

Names: Hani, Thembisile ‘Chris’ Born: 28 June 1942, Cofimvaba, Transkei, (now Eastern Cape), South Africa Died: 10 April 1993, Dawn Park, Boksburg, South Africa In summary: Chief of Staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe and General-Secretary of the SACP. Ahh! Tshonyane! Chungwa, Dikiza, Sawu, Tota, Simnke, Khwane, Hani, Zulu, Mth’uzimele, Gqunukhwebe, ...

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Nongqawuse – The Xhosa Cattle Killings of 1856-57

Nongqawuse (right) and Nonkosi - young Xhosa prophetess

Nongqawuse, (c.1841–c.1898), was a prophetess of the great Xhosa cattle-killing of 1856–1857. Nongqawuse was an orphan living with her uncle Mhlakaza at the Gxarha River in independent Xhosaland, close to the border of the recently colonized territory of British Kaffraria in South Africa. One day in April 1856, she informed ...

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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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