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Friday 4 December 2009

Climate change and personal responsibility

kejserpingviner.jpg 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.

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Wednesday 25 November 2009

Ukweshwama - Zulu bull-killing ritual

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has a number of ceremonies conducted at his palace in Nongoma, his only traditionally-built palace.

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Saturday 4 October 2008

Annual Sangoma ceremony in Zululand

five sangomas Every year, Sangomas outside Eshowe hold a ceremony to honour their ancestors and strengthen bonds between those of like professions.

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Thursday 20 March 2008

Habeni Primary

Computer room Habeni Primary school is in Zululand, and has recently acquired a computer lab. Courtesy of Kelsey Wood and Wizzy Digital Courier, it also has Internet.

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Friday 7 March 2008

Khekhekhe's First Fruits ceremony

Python 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.

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Tuesday 18 December 2007

A Zulu Wedding

Wedding Party A traditional Zulu wedding is a step back in time, with cellphone cameras in strapped next to leopardskin loincloths. The ancestors are remembered, and the age-old tradion of Lobola is observed.

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Tuesday 9 October 2007

Schoolwan

As an update on the Wizzy project, a fair bit has been happening. Panel Antenna

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