Zuleikha Mayat, known for her cultural activism, books and decades of leadership (she’s in her mid-80s now), began life in a small, rural town in South Africa. I was lucky enough to talk to her while working on the Mail & Guardian Book of South African Women, in which she featured.
Magersfontein, just outside Kimberley in the Northern Cape, is famous as the site of an epic clash that took place on 11 December 1899 when Boer forces (descendants of the Dutch-speaking settlers) tried to stop English forces from relieving the Siege of Kimberley during the Anglo-Boer War.
Cedric Setlhako has been up Mapungubwe Hill more times than just about anyone else. As a Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site cultural heritage guide, he has been taking groups of visitors up the hill once or twice a day for over 6 years.
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