Traditional leader: state must ‘take back seat’ in Former President Nelson Mandela’s burial in Qunu

  Port Elizabeth (South Africa) (AFP) – South African traditional leaders are calling on the government to allow adequate space for customary burial rites when Nelson Mandela is finally laid to rest Sunday. “On Sunday next week, when we put him in his grave, all the rituals will be conducted ...

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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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Return of the Mandelas

The air is thick, dry with heat, making it the parched companion to this arid environment. Thousands of aloes stand like stony sentries dotted along ridges, hills and plateaus, their headdresses a fiery red against the earth coloured surrounds. There is a deafening silence broken only by a gentle breeze ...

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