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Umlando wendawo yaseTafuleni, eNanda

ETafuleni yindawo yaseNanda, eyindawo yasemaphandleni. Abantu bakhona banezindawo ezinkulu bayalima kanti kunanezimoba. Ngibe sengiba nengxoxo noGogo Louise Sithole ohlala khona eTafuleni osixoxele ngokuqanjwa kwalendawo. Wazalelwa endaweni yaseXobho ngonyaka ka 1940 ngo June 19. Endaweni yaseNanda walethwa ngumsebenzi wafikela endaweni yaseNtuzuma. Njengamanje uhlala eTafuleni emzini owayehlala namaNdiya khona. Uthi amaNdiya ayehlala nawo asuswa ngumasipala. Uthi umuzi […]

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Ukutshala nokuvuna

Okhokho babeba namasimu amakhulu. Kuwo babetshala ummbila, amabele, umoba, ujika nelanga, imfe, namakinati njalo njalo. Lamasimu abeba makhulu, abeba buqamama namakhaya abo. Eduze nemizi yabo babetshala ummbila nemifino nokunye. Uma kutshalwa bekwenziwa ilima lokuthi batshalisane, ekugcineni bonke babeba nawo amasimi anokudla okuningi. Babengatshali into eyodwa isikhathi eside ensimini eyodwa. Bebezishintsha izitshalo benzela ukuthi inhlabathi ingajwayeli […]

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AWG Champion

Youth Allison Wessels George Champion was born the 4th December 1893 at Sans Souci School, Lower Tugela, Natal. His father whose native surname was Patiya Mhlongo, had been adopted by an American Board Missionary and given the surname of Champion. The young Champion attended school at Amanzimtoti Training Institute, where he became known as a […]

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Nombuyiselo Mdlalose Family History, Menzi High School

My mother’s family MaMbili was married to Mvesho, Mvesho was Nongidiza’s husband. Nongidiza had a big garden around her home. Mvesho was not working but had many cows, goats, chickens, and pigs. He was looking after his livestock and helping his wife by ploughing mielies, beans, sweet potatoes, amadumbe, potatoes, imifino and pumpkins. They ate Zulu food, […]

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Umlando WakwaMzimela Nezithakazelo Zabo

Izithakazelo Mzimela! Mnguni! Lwandle olungawelwa Luwelwa zinkonjane zona ezindizela phezulu Mahlab’ angadli Ngoba udl’ umkhonto Mwelase! Ongaweli ngezibuko! Owela ngempambuse zomfula Umaginind’ umuntu ngomkhonto UDlubu lwahlutshwa ekhasini Gumede! Mbizeni! Ntaka! Sheleza! Mzungwanya, Dimbani; Donda kaMlimandlela Mfuyi wamatshe, Mnguni ! Mfeka Abasab’ amacokana Nzungane kaMagxega KaNtonga yethusi. Lwazi, Maconi AbaZimela ngentonga yethusi Abafokazana bezimelelela ngomhlanga Umlando wabo […]

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August Hammar – Government Surveyor, 1890-1915

Contents 1 Swedish Oskarsberg Mission 2 Soldier 3 Surveyor 4 Adventurer 5 Artist Swedish Oskarsberg Mission Augustus Hammar, a 22-year-old newly qualified civil engineer from Sweden, arrived in Durban in January 1879. Not being able to afford the post cart fare to the Transvaal, he set out on foot to the Swedish Church Mission at […]

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