This Educational Supplement is published with TAXI-012 Sandile Zulu by Colin Richards. Sandile Zulu’s work incorporates and gives expression to a many layered mythology in which fire, transformation, planetary cycles, and natural rhythms are key elements. Zulu uses found objects that he scavenges from industrial sites and from nature, but the distinctive scorch-marks and burnt edges of his work testify to the centrality of fire in his method and his aesthetic philosophy.
This publication brings together thinkers and experts such as Wieland Gewers, President of the Academy of Science of South Africa and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cape Town; High Court Judge Denis Davis who looks at evolution from a “somewhat dissident Jewish perspective”; Professor Caroline Odora-Hoppers, whose passionately pleads for the education of our children to include indigenous knowledge; and a myriad of curriculum developers, book publishers, teachers and religious scholars.
Shoes made from discarded rubber, a knife grinder made from a bicycle wheel, an organ made from water pipes, a lamp made from plastic bottle bottoms and a clock made from old flip-flops are a few of the ingenious recycled Kenyan products covered in this fascinating volume.
The most commemorated battles of the Anglo-Zulu War occurred at Isandlwana, where the Zulu army gained a great victory over the British Centre Column, and Rorke’s Drift, where the small British garrison fought off a determined Zulu assault.
Black Consciousness is turning up the heat against oppressive rule, exploitation and racism in South Africa and around the world, as political and student movements, academics and campaigners reconfigure a global socio-economic revolution.
When did this story begin?… It began when three Rhodes University students realised that what was happening in South Africa’s so-called ‘separate development’ was wrong. And that they simply couldn’t tolerate it.
Christiaan De Wet, commander of the Boer forces in the Anglo-Boer War, had the ability to lead his burghers, many of them individualists, with a strong hand, subjecting them to his stringent discipline. He was also a masterful strategist who could anticipate the moves of his opponents.
Perhaps the most explosive issue in South Africa today is the question of land ownership. The central theme in this country’s colonial history is the dispossession of indigenous African societies by white settlers, and current calls for land restitution are based on this loss. Yet popular knowledge of the actual process by which Africans were deprived of their land is remarkably sketchy.
This book recounts an important part of this history, describing how the Khoisan and Xhosa people were dispossessed and subjugated from the time that Europeans first arrived until the end of the Cape Frontier Wars (1779–1878).
Bushbaby sets off on a night-time adventure with two friends he picks up along the way, bush pig and bushbuck. But when they encounter a one-eyed leopard, bushbaby has to think quickly to make sure his new friends don’t become a bountiful leopard buffet.
In the heart of Africa lies the Land of Kachoo, with vast open plains and deep rivers, too. Animals roam freely in their wild domain through forests and grasslands and rocky terrain. Big cats and rhino and Thomson’s gazelle, elephant and zebra – they live here as well.
It is well known that the African National Congress was formed in 1912 and is considered the oldest political organisation on the African continent. What is often not widely known is that the person who founded it was one Pixley ka Isaka Seme.
This book reveals the extent of the cover-up by South Africa’s authorities and the desperate lengths they went to conceal the existence of Tsafendas’s opposition to apartheid. The book exposes one of the great lies in South African history, that Verwoerd was murdered by a mad man. It also offers for the first time a complete biography of this extraordinary man.
We may be seeing the beginnings of the reintegration of our culture, a new possibility of the unity of consciousness. If so, it will not be on the basis of any new orthodoxy, either religious or scientific. Such a new integration will be based on the rejection of all univocal understandings of reality, of all identifications of one conception of reality with reality itself.