Latest News for: Zulu history


Obituary: Remembering Nothando Zulu, master storyteller

Pioneer Press 29 Sep 2023
Vusumuzi Zulu remembers the first time he met Nothando ... Nothando Zulu, the cofounder and president of the Black Storytellers Alliance, died Sept ... In 1976, she and a group of performers including Lou Bellamy, the founder of Penumbra Theatre, and Vusumuzi Zulu, who by that point was her husband, launched the Black Theatre Alliance.

Best Grand Strategy Games Set in the Modern Era

Game Rant 26 Sep 2023
Picking the right units, skills, and upgrades, then rewriting history to become ...

Mangosuthu Buthelezi had his own vision for a democratic South Africa

Economist 21 Sep 2023
What was not in doubt was that, in the chaotic and often bloody years of South Africa’s transition to democracy, he was the most powerful man in the Zulu nation ... The greatest moment in Zulu history was the rout of British forces, with assegais, in 1879 at the battle of Isandlwana.

How Antiques Roadshow became The Antiques Guilt Trip: With its po-faced sermons about our colonial ...

The Daily Mail 20 Sep 2023
A visit to Powis Castle near Welshpool in May had Fiona Bruce (pictured in a 2021 promotional image) fretting about 'Britain's difficult colonial legacy', as she examined the Robert Clive collection, which has 'a controversial history' ... 'Occasionally on the Roadshow, we see items that shed further light on the history of the British Empire.

Creatives must continue to tell the stories of South African people and history for nation-building, ...

Independent online (SA) 18 Sep 2023
“This spectacular and ambitious epic based on the history of King Shaka and the formation of the Zulu kingdom has become one of the most successful South African productions ... to craft stories and histories about South Africa’s people from their perspective and through their eyes.

Photos Celebrating Indigenous South African Spirituality

Vice 18 Sep 2023
Despite being only a small proportion of the population, Europeans have had an overwhelming impact on South Africa’s culture and history ... I’d say my passions in life and my drive comes from a concern with the urgent matters of our time and how they relate to the history of marginalised communities.

Desire Marea Details New EP, 'The Baddies Of Isandlwana'

The Quietus 15 Sep 2023
Researching this battle amid a personal quest for his own history, Marea started to contemplate the lives of the LGBT+ soldiers in the Zulu army.

On memory, the Boipatong massacre and society’s shame

Mail Guardian South Africa 15 Sep 2023
So books of history, books of science and books of language are instruments to connect us to a world we never inhabited ... On the evidence, as I shall show later, these were Zulu, Sotho, Xhosa and Venda speakers ... It has been said before that these attackers were Zulu men ... Now, with the benefit of history, we know that this was manufactured nonsense.

Dance company steps into Bradford

The Bradford Era 15 Sep 2023
Mention stepping, and the rhythmic stomping and clapping from movies such as “Stomp the Yard” and “Drumline” come to mind ... And an educational history lesson preceded the company’s Zulu tribute ... 28 ... It has performed at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and as part of Juneteenth celebrations at the White House ... ....

Prince Simakade mourns passing of Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, but says he was not a perfect leader

Independent online (SA) 09 Sep 2023
Prince Simakade Zulu, the first-born son of the late King Goodwill Zwelithini who is still fighting to wrestle the Zulu throne from King Misuzulu has also joined in mourning the passing of Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi. Prince Simakade says Buthelezi who passed away on Saturday morning aged 95 left an indelible mark on the nation’s history.

Nelson Mandela Foundation: Buthelezi leaves behind an imposing & complex legacy

Eye Witness News 09 Sep 2023
JOHANNESBURG - The Nelson Mandela Foundation said Prince Mangosothu Buthelezi leaves behind an imposing and complex legacy ... Madiba’s foundation has described Buthelezi as a prominent figure in the tapestry of South Africa’s history ... - IFP says Buthelezi's loss is a devastating, a blow for SA and the Zulu nation ... .

Nongoma Municipality could be renamed after King Zwelithini, if all goes well

Eye Witness News 02 Sep 2023
Prince Thokozani Zulu who was previously opposed to the announcement of King Misuzulu for the throne in May 2021 said the municipality should be renamed. “It befits for this municipality to be renamed after the late iSilo (King) because Nongoma is rich in the history of the culture of Zulu people,” he said.

South African play revives complex stories of women in apartheid era

Al Jazeera 17 Aug 2023
From this history emerges the story of Zenzile Maseko (played by Mthombeni), a Zulu grandmother in her sixties in a Durban women’s hostel, haunted by her past working as an IFP assassin ... The play succeeds in humanising this history and it illuminates the complicated conditions that created a character like Zezile Maseko.

Shaka Zulu is back in pop culture - how the famous king has been portrayed ...

Independent online (SA) 11 Aug 2023
Shaka Zulu is one of the most famous figures in South African history, even though not much is actually known about him ... Who was Shaka Zulu and what did you learn from writing about him?. Shaka kaSenzangakhona is universally recognised as the founder of what would become known as the “Zulu nation”.

POLITRICKING | 'The system conspires against success of women' - Gugu Ndebele

Eye Witness News 09 Aug 2023
The dynamic head of OWLAG, often referred to as "Thishomkulu," a Zulu word meaning principal, was appointed to her current position in 2019. She comes with an extensive history in the education sector, including 16 years in the department as well as work with Rhodes ...