Mapungubwe's History, Culture, Traditions, Customs and Practices Writ -Large
The psychology of individuals and groups may also, in part, be constructed from "historical and experiential amnesia".(Wilson)
"Out of The Mountain of Despair, You Can PIck Up A Stone Of Hope". MartinLuther King Jr.
The Loss Of African History and its Consequences
The culture of a people is perhaps best reflected in the language or languages. ...Each language, no matter how small the group, is dear to that group. To ask the members of any clan to replace their language with a foreign tongue is the same as asking them to replace themselves, for their native tongue is an inseparable part of themselves and their personalities. Yet, obviously, easy communication and understanding between numerous language groups are primary requirements of true nationhood and, what is more, there can be no effective national education program to help create an intelligent nation [with nine(9) languages-[that of the 9(nine] peoples spoken about in the first Hub ("South African Culture, Custom, and Practices Writ Large:Re-Morphed Cultural Renaissance against Dysfunctional Existence")
This hub is the continuation of the Hub: South african Culture, Custom and Practices Writ Large: Re-Morphed Cultural Renaissance Against Dysfunctional Existence. The covering and resuscitation of a culture of a people, in reality, needs more volumes than I can provide. In any case, I am working on giving a clearer and much more true history, culture and languages of the Africans in south Africa, than the phony-baloney fake distortion and culturally dividing and confusing the African people whose culture still needs to be discussed and interrogated thoroughly and extensively and finally, be put into its proper African historiographical perspective.
We must always be aware of one thing as we learn from these lessons from cultural differences and that is that culture cannot be lightly judged by simply saying "this is better" or "that is worse." But by that I do not mean that cultures do not have negative features which have to be surmounted, nor differences inimical to them. ...In preparing oneself for the necessity to understand cultural differences from the point of view of social class, without ever imagining that in a way one is preparing oneself towards understanding Class difference and regional differences-questions of taste, not only as regards the color of the clothes one wears and how one furnishes their room, the practice of hanging photographs on the walls, but also taste as regards food, what seasoning one uses-people's preference at dances for having the sound of the music turned up high, is part of the practices and validation of everyone's culture as practiced by all human beings globally.
Distinctive differences in language, in sentence construction and meanings, also teaches one that to hold on to ones' class prejudices against them or that would be the fatal denial of ones political stance. It also teaches one that to actually overcome ones negative aspects, which requires change in the material basis of society, and it means that the working class must assume their role as subject in the effort to revive the expressions of their culture (Fromm). Fromm says that we need to learn to have an attitude, to practice virtue, not only from a political standpoint, but also existentially: tolerance (Fromm). Understanding this definition above regarding culture, will only help us understand the hub and its contents below much more better and clearer, but the lessons of tolerance are embedded within that culture or cultures.