The Copenhagen Climate Change conference opens next week. It is the 15th major meeting since the start at the Earth Summit in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro. Along the way we had the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 and an attempt to extend the Kyoto Protocol at the Earth Summit in Montreal in 2005.
Friday 4 December 2009
By Andy on Friday 4 December 2009, 16:23
Wednesday 25 November 2009
By Andy on Wednesday 25 November 2009, 13:00 - Zululand
Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has a number of ceremonies conducted at his palace in Nongoma, his only traditionally-built palace.
Saturday 4 October 2008
By Andy on Saturday 4 October 2008, 16:42 - Zululand
Thursday 20 March 2008
By Andy on Thursday 20 March 2008, 16:09
Friday 7 March 2008
By Andy on Friday 7 March 2008, 13:18
In 1999 I visited Khekhekhe with Graham, to negotiate a price for National Geographic to do a piece on him. I wrote up that encounter at the time. Khekhekhe held a ceremony on the 23rd of Feb every year - which he called the First Fruits ceremony. It seemed really to be a time for the old Mthethwa Sangomas to get together, Khekhekhe to show his prowess with snakes, and some beasts to die for the table.
Tuesday 18 December 2007
By Andy on Tuesday 18 December 2007, 15:23