Umlando waKwaMashu

IKwaMashu ingelinye lamalokishi okuqala aseThekwini. Yasungulwa ngo-1959 ngenxa ye-Group Areas Act. Iningi labantu abahlala ngaphakathi kwemingcele yakwaMashu badabuka eMkhumbane (Cato Manor). Abantu basuswa eMkhumbane ngesikhathi sikahulumeni wobandlululo ngeminyaka yama-1950. I-Group Areas Act kwakuwuhlelo olwalusetshenziswa nguhulumeni wobandlululo ukuhlukanisa amaNdiya, amaKhaladi kanye nabantu base-Afrika ababehlala ndawonye ezindaweni ezifana naseMkhumbane eThekwini, eSophiatown, eGoli naseDistrict Six, eKapa. Ngaphambi kokusungulwa … Read more

Abantu bebala elinsundu babephucuzekile kwasekuqaleni!

Sekukaningi ngizwa inkulumo ehlose ukubabaza ukuhlwithwa komhlaba wabantu abansundu njengento okwathe mayiphela yashiya impucuzeko. Into eyingozi ngalenkulumo wukuthi iveza sengathi abantu abansundu babengathuthukile futhi babengenakuthuthuka ngaphandle kokufika kongxiwankulu kwelikamthaniya. Umlando uyakuveza kakhulu ukuthi ukutshala nokufuya kwadlala indima enkulu kakhulu entuthukweni yamazwe ngamazwe. Abalobi bomlando baveza ukuthi ingakacatshangwa nhlobo le yokwakha imikhumbi nokufisa ukwazi kabanzi ngezinye … Read more

Isizwe SakwaZulu

Kulenyanga yamagugu silindele ukubona abantu abaningi baseNingizimu Afrika besike imvunulo yesintu ngenhloso yokuqhakambisa ukuzigqaja ngobuzwe babo. Kuvamile ke ukuthi kube khona abantu abaveza ukuzazi ukuthi bayisiphi isizwe kodwa bengenalo ulwazi olunzulu ngobuzwe babo. Kuke kwenzeke-ke ukuthi loko kuswela kolwazi kwabo kunomsuka ekubeni buqamama nolwazi. Le ndatshana-ke ihlose ikusondeza ulwazi kulabo abafisa ukusondelana nalo ngendlela elula. … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more

Umlando, Volume One, Issue Two

A few week’s back we introduced the publication, Umlando, a project of the Durban Local History Museums. The first issue of Umlando was published in 2011, so we’re providing a bit of a retrospective of their back issues, but the content which looks at the museums and the work that they do is still relevant today, and … Read more