Indatshana For My Children

Lalelani bantwana bami. Umkhulu wenu uGudu Thomas Maseko wayeshaya umkhalambazo … Ake ngiyibeke ngokucacile nangobunjalo bayo lendaba. UBaba ongizalayo owayaziwa ngelika Tom-London ngenxa yokuthi wayedla ingqephu noma wayenguSwenka ongusaziwayo, wayengu- “Master” weKung-Fu okungumshika-shika wokulolonga umzimba nengqondo nokuzivikela (Martial Arts/Self Defence) owavela ezweni lamaShayina. Sizobuye siyidingide eyokuthi wawuthola kanjani lomkhuba wasemaShayineni owake waduma kakhulu emhlabeni jikeleleContinue reading “Indatshana For My Children”

How is ‘China’ helping to transform ‘Africa’? The need for a more sophisticated debate

Originally posted on zimbabweland:
How is China helping to transform African economies? There are many different narratives cast around in public and policy debate: China as the new imperial power, China as the radical developmentalist, China as just like any other donor/foreign power. None are very convincing. A report synthesising a number of research projects…

RED, BLACK AND WHITE COTTON CLOTHS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Comments about current changes in dress, part 2 The journey of these cloths from manufacture to internment is unique in Africa. Redefining our perceptions of ritual items and their purpose. The word “weaving” in South Africa can generally be associated with the indigenous production of grass baskets, beer strainers and mats, rather than the manufacture…

A Brief Story on the Neter Sekhmet

Originally posted on Ikhambi Natural Healing :
Hutuapo/Hetepu/Hotep Everyone. It is now not a mystery that we at Ikhambi Natural Healing aka I.N.Healing /INhealing use Ancient Afrikan/Nile Valley civilization knowledge system as part of our cultural background. We are an Indigenous Knowledge Systems based institution and our inspiration for this work also comes from various parts…

Beyond the silver bullet solution: towards a ‘systems agronomy’ perspective

Originally posted on zimbabweland:
The previous two blogs (here and here) have discussed the Pfumvudza conservation agriculture programme that has become a high-profile, politicised intervention during the last season. In a very wet year, the results have been interesting. Yields have been good on the small plots, but many problems have been faced. And, because…

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