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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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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Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki former President of South Africa

Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki,with other Xhosa men eating fresh beef in Ngcingwana, Idutywa in former Transkei

Names: Mbeki, Thabo Mvuyelwa Born: 18 June 1942, Idutywa in Transkei, South Africa In summary: President of South Africa, first deputy president in the new Government of National Unity.   Clan names (Isiduko): iZizi, uJama kaSijadu, umqala mde ungangenduku, Dlamini, Fakade, Ngxibi. Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki was born on June 18 ...

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Inkosi u Phondolwendlovu Zanembeko Ndamase born 18 June 1951

Phondolwendlovu Zanembeko Ndamase, born 18 June 1951

Ngalemini: 18 KweyeSilimelaKuzalwa Inkosi u Phondolwendlovu Zanembeko Ndamase unyana ka Kumkani wamaMpondo aseNtshona eNyandeni u Tutor Nyangelizwe Vulindlela Ndamase nowakwakhe, HRH Jessie Thandiwe Zulu, owazalwa siSilo samaZulu u King Solomon ka Dinuzulu. INKOSI u Phondolwendlovu uzalwa ne Nkosi u Makaziwe Ndamase utata weKumkani yamaMpondo aneNtshona kungoku nje u Kumkani u ...

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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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Siyabonga Ngcai aka Gqoboz’imbawula/Mbawula

Siyabonga Ngcai better known as Gqoboz’imbawula/Mbawula is an Architectural Technology student at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He is a praise singer poet, writer; vocalist and former pantsula dancer born and raised in Mthatha in 1989. His poetry and music, referred to Rhythm and Poetry or UmculoBuciko is more dominated by ...

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Liduduma Lidlule (by Jongi Ichule Mriga – Xhosa poet)

Liduduma lidlule Liduduma lidlule Noba lisina ngamandla Kodwa ndiyazi liseza Kuzola liphume ilanga Nhoko ezi zimanga Zisiwa ngamandla Phezukwala wam amagxa Zindenze ndifune ukuzibeka Phantsi iintambo kodwa azisayi Kundetha amandla Sele ndingundaba mlonyeni Into yokuncokola emlanjeni Kwabadala nasezintsaneni Ndisebugxwayibeni Ndiyilonto ingajongelwa ntweni Ndisuke ndayityuwa ephelelwe Sisongo suka yaphoselwa Phandle bayixusha ...

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Nomaka Epainette Mbeki Has Passed Away At Age 98

Johannesburg – Former president Thabo Mbeki’s 98-year-old mother Epainette Mbeki has died, the SABC reported on Saturday. The Mbeki family confirmed that Epainette had died at a private hospital in East London in the Eastern Cape, the national broadcaster reported. She was admitted to hospital two weeks ago for medical observation ...

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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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