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South African Culture, Customs And Practices Writ Large: Re-Morphed Cultural Renaissance Against Dysfunctional Existence

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Young men from the Ndebele nation in South Africa pose for a photo during their initiation day

Young men from the Ndebele nation in South Africa pose for a photo during their initiation day

Mapunbwe Hill, whose material culture and customs and traditions within South African African Historiography should be grouped with the South African Negroid spectrum of peoples.

Mapunbwe Hill, whose material culture and customs and traditions within South African African Historiography should be grouped with the South African Negroid spectrum of peoples.

Both Zulu men and women do dance together and here they are in full flight

Both Zulu men and women do dance together and here they are in full flight

When Zulu women get married, they cover their bodies completely to let other know that she has a husband

When Zulu women get married, they cover their bodies completely to let other know that she has a husband

When they are engaged, they cover their breasts with decorative beaded-clothing

When they are engaged, they cover their breasts with decorative beaded-clothing

Zulu Boy and Girl

Zulu Boy and Girl

King Moshoeshoe I of the Basotho People around the 1800s

King Moshoeshoe I of the Basotho People around the 1800s

A Mosotho man wearing his hat(Modianyewo), and also wearing a goat or cow skin(most times they wear a blanket because Lesotho on the top of the mountains is a cold place

A Mosotho man wearing his hat(Modianyewo), and also wearing a goat or cow skin(most times they wear a blanket because Lesotho on the top of the mountains is a cold place

Basotho young girls in an Initiation school doing the traditional Dance

Basotho young girls in an Initiation school doing the traditional Dance

Basotho Men riding their horses in the Maluti's(Mountains)

Basotho Men riding their horses in the Maluti's(Mountains)

Basotho Women Showing off their Blankets

Basotho Women Showing off their Blankets

Basotho women dressed in their Sotho cultural dresses, along with embroidery on their dresses and beads in their hands and necks

Basotho women dressed in their Sotho cultural dresses, along with embroidery on their dresses and beads in their hands and necks

The Tsonga/Venda people who share an ancestry with the Nguni and Shangaan people, doing their dance in one of their cultural events

The Tsonga/Venda people who share an ancestry with the Nguni and Shangaan people, doing their dance in one of their cultural events

Traditional Tsonga/Venda Dolls

Traditional Tsonga/Venda Dolls

Ndebele Woman engaged in producing her art

Ndebele Woman engaged in producing her art

Ndebele Women in full traditional gear and jewelry sitting nex to their art

Ndebele Women in full traditional gear and jewelry sitting nex to their art

Ndebele Dolls

Ndebele Dolls

Ndebele Woman if full tradition wear

Ndebele Woman if full tradition wear

Mandela, in his younger days wearing the Xhosa traditional garb

Mandela, in his younger days wearing the Xhosa traditional garb

Xhosa Women in their traditional garb  and smoking their pipes. The elegant beadwork on their pipes keeps the pipestems cool enough to handle

Xhosa Women in their traditional garb and smoking their pipes. The elegant beadwork on their pipes keeps the pipestems cool enough to handle

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Xhosa woman wearing traditional Xhosa cloth of long skirts, embroidered with horizontal stripes and placed at varying intervals

Xhosa woman wearing traditional Xhosa cloth of long skirts, embroidered with horizontal stripes and placed at varying intervals

Xhosa Woman enjoying her pipe at a cultural Village

Xhosa Woman enjoying her pipe at a cultural Village

Xhosa women wearing their headdresses, long skirts and their leather purses

Xhosa women wearing their headdresses, long skirts and their leather purses

Elderly Xhosa women in Xhosa traditional wear singing Xhosa customary songs

Elderly Xhosa women in Xhosa traditional wear singing Xhosa customary songs

Xhosa men being initiated into manhood clad in their cultural blankets

Xhosa men being initiated into manhood clad in their cultural blankets

Local Xhosa "Chiefs" in an "Imbizo"

Local Xhosa "Chiefs" in an "Imbizo"

Xhosa "Chiefs" about to enter 'Ubuntu' Educational Center

Xhosa "Chiefs" about to enter 'Ubuntu' Educational Center

Swazi Ladies adorning their traditional attire and in many colors and beads

Swazi Ladies adorning their traditional attire and in many colors and beads

Swazi people can be seen often clad in their traditional cloths "aMahiya", colorful beads and head decoration

Swazi people can be seen often clad in their traditional cloths "aMahiya", colorful beads and head decoration

Swazi children dancers clad in natural fauna of their villages(Leaves)

Swazi children dancers clad in natural fauna of their villages(Leaves)

Thembu men wearing collar beads and other decorative Beads and they belong to the Xhosa stock

Thembu men wearing collar beads and other decorative Beads and they belong to the Xhosa stock

Young Ndebele men have just finished their initiation stint wherein they were interned for two months and learning the responsibilities of a man

Young Ndebele men have just finished their initiation stint wherein they were interned for two months and learning the responsibilities of a man

A Young man from the Ndebele nation in South Africa on his initiation day

A Young man from the Ndebele nation in South Africa on his initiation day

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Shangaan Musha: Mambuaulela Makhubela & his Shangaan Drums Dancers performing in Park Station, South Africa

Shangaan Musha: Mambuaulela Makhubela & his Shangaan Drums Dancers performing in Park Station, South Africa

Shangaan women's traditional dress and also used in dancing ceremonies and is know as "Motjeka"

Shangaan women's traditional dress and also used in dancing ceremonies and is know as "Motjeka"

Shangaan Children doing their traditional dance wearing their customary/traditional

Shangaan Children doing their traditional dance wearing their customary/traditional

A Shangaan man sitting next to her hud and wearing his hair the traditionally Shangaan way, and a cloth and beads

A Shangaan man sitting next to her hud and wearing his hair the traditionally Shangaan way, and a cloth and beads

Shangaan People in a village life setting wearing their traditional clothing

Shangaan People in a village life setting wearing their traditional clothing

Shangaan men in a dancing and festive mode

Shangaan men in a dancing and festive mode

Shangaan Male Dancers

Shangaan Male Dancers

Shangaan Traditional Healer

Shangaan Traditional Healer

A Tswana woman wearing her traditional scarf and head-wrap in Soweto, South Africa

A Tswana woman wearing her traditional scarf and head-wrap in Soweto, South Africa

The Tswana Male dancers showing off their traditional dance moves

The Tswana Male dancers showing off their traditional dance moves

The Tswana Children doing a traditional song and dance

The Tswana Children doing a traditional song and dance

The Tswana Girls Traditional Dance Troupe

The Tswana Girls Traditional Dance Troupe

Tswana Girls and Boys going through their traditional dance and song at a celebration

Tswana Girls and Boys going through their traditional dance and song at a celebration

Tswana man painted in traditional garb

Tswana man painted in traditional garb

Tswana Earthenware, red pigment

Tswana Earthenware, red pigment

The San man in a hunting mode

The San man in a hunting mode

San Woman carrying he child

San Woman carrying he child

The San people getting ready for a hunt

The San people getting ready for a hunt

The San people on their Trek in the Kalahari(Meaning the Great Thirst)

The San people on their Trek in the Kalahari(Meaning the Great Thirst)

A San youth dressed in simple cloth

A San youth dressed in simple cloth

Thembu men in their traditional beaded work apparel, and decor

Thembu men in their traditional beaded work apparel, and decor

Young bare breasted  Xhosa girls in traditional dress and in a procession

Young bare breasted Xhosa girls in traditional dress and in a procession

Xhosa . This is called "Ithumbu" Xhosa Bead Blanket Pin or Cloak Pin- This beaded pin is referred to as a "Love Letter", is large and is considered a bead panel

Xhosa . This is called "Ithumbu" Xhosa Bead Blanket Pin or Cloak Pin- This beaded pin is referred to as a "Love Letter", is large and is considered a bead panel

Shangaan- Tsonga or North Sotho(Bapedi)  mostly used for ceremonial and customary occasions by healers/Dingaka/Sangomas

Shangaan- Tsonga or North Sotho(Bapedi) mostly used for ceremonial and customary occasions by healers/Dingaka/Sangomas

Pedi Apron which is worn as front panels called "Gabi". These aprons are mede from leather, plant fiber and glass beads

Pedi Apron which is worn as front panels called "Gabi". These aprons are mede from leather, plant fiber and glass beads

Bottleslke this one are not curios, because they have specific usages. Its colors are popular with the Shangaan, the Pedis, and Tsongas and are popular to these clans

Bottleslke this one are not curios, because they have specific usages. Its colors are popular with the Shangaan, the Pedis, and Tsongas and are popular to these clans

Beaded Nebele blanket ccaleed "Irari" or "Nuga" or Ngurara. these blankets are worn by married Ndebele women only

Beaded Nebele blanket ccaleed "Irari" or "Nuga" or Ngurara. these blankets are worn by married Ndebele women only

Zulu beaded apron made with tiny glass beadsDazzling geometric designs were created by use of the brick stitch. Triangles in this apron are recorded to represent traditional Zulu Shields

Zulu beaded apron made with tiny glass beadsDazzling geometric designs were created by use of the brick stitch. Triangles in this apron are recorded to represent traditional Zulu Shields

Ndebele Apron called "Pepetu", which a small beaded apron worn by a young ndebele maiden after completing a period of seclusion. These ries represent female initiation

Ndebele Apron called "Pepetu", which a small beaded apron worn by a young ndebele maiden after completing a period of seclusion. These ries represent female initiation

The Ndebele Bride's train attached to her bridal costume

The Ndebele Bride's train attached to her bridal costume

Culturally, a girls "thetana" was made by a female relative, most often by her mother or grandmother. Due to the method of construction

Culturally, a girls "thetana" was made by a female relative, most often by her mother or grandmother. Due to the method of construction

The Nebele wore a long train with he bridal costume called "Nyoga", which meant snake. It was attached to her shoulders and trailed down the back to the ground, making a snake-like motion as she danced

The Nebele wore a long train with he bridal costume called "Nyoga", which meant snake. It was attached to her shoulders and trailed down the back to the ground, making a snake-like motion as she danced

Swazi People in their Traditional dresses

Swazi People in their Traditional dresses

Swazi people posing for a photo wearing their traditional gabardine

Swazi people posing for a photo wearing their traditional gabardine

King Mswati III of Swaziland

King Mswati III of Swaziland

Mantena cutural village know as"Ligugu Lemswati"(the pride of the Swati people" is where anyone wanting to learn about the Swazi culture can go.

Mantena cutural village know as"Ligugu Lemswati"(the pride of the Swati people" is where anyone wanting to learn about the Swazi culture can go.

King Mswati III and members of the  royal family watch a traditional Reed dance ceremony at the stadium at the Royal Palace

King Mswati III and members of the royal family watch a traditional Reed dance ceremony at the stadium at the Royal Palace

Women wearing the Shangaan 'Motjeka" traditional skirts

Women wearing the Shangaan 'Motjeka" traditional skirts

Shangaan women parading wearing their traditional clothing

Shangaan women parading wearing their traditional clothing

Shangaan children with their parents wearing their traditional clothing

Shangaan children with their parents wearing their traditional clothing

Wmen and children dancing int the streets singing traditional songs and dances

Wmen and children dancing int the streets singing traditional songs and dances

Shangaan girls wearing their "metjekas" clapping hands and singing their Shangaan traditional songs

Shangaan girls wearing their "metjekas" clapping hands and singing their Shangaan traditional songs

Traditional dancing in south Africa is part of the way of life of the indigenous

Traditional dancing in south Africa is part of the way of life of the indigenous

The name "Gondwana was suggested in 1872 by Medlicott from a sequence of nonmarine sedimentary rock, He took this name form the ancient kingdom of the Gonds, whom it was believed inhabited a large part of India

The name "Gondwana was suggested in 1872 by Medlicott from a sequence of nonmarine sedimentary rock, He took this name form the ancient kingdom of the Gonds, whom it was believed inhabited a large part of India

These are some of the Gold artifacts uncovered in the area of Limpopo know as Mapungubwe

These are some of the Gold artifacts uncovered in the area of Limpopo know as Mapungubwe

Necklace from Mapungubwe