Shangaan Weddings

Many changes have taken place on the African Continent in the past centuries however a history of tradition and culture still exists. The people are still keen to share the stories of their ancestors and although the culture has been modified over time the roots of tradition still remain. Let me introduce you to the Shangaan people, with whom I have worked closely over years spent in the Lowveld. After the bloody defeat of the Ndwandwe clan by Shaka – king of the Zulu, three leaders each having a small following, headed north to surprise and conquer the peaceful Tsonga people. One group under the leadership of Shoshangane remained between the Thonga and the Ndawu while the other two headed towards the Limpopo River. Shoshangane established an empire, which became known as the Gaza, the Tsonga became known as the maShangana or “Shangaans.” Gazaland was the last surviving black empire

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Pros and Cons of Watching Television

Many of us love watching TV especially during our free time and if we don’t have anything to do. We like watching TV while eating our favorite snacks or hanging around in a friend’s place. Either way we are entertained when we watch TV. There are many different programs we can watch on TV depending on our mood and our personality. Some love watching comedy and talk shows while others particularly kids and those who are young at heart love watching cartoons on Cartoon Network or Disney channel. But then, watching TV has its advantages and disadvantages. Experts say that too much watching of TV especially among children is not good for the health and the mind. TV can be entertaining and informative yet at times it can be damaging and harmful. Below are the Pros and Cons of watching TV. Pros: 1.) Entertainment and Laughter We are entertained by

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Religions Do Not Teach About God

People attend churches, mosques, temples, and so forth in expectation they will learn about God but that is not the case. They are pumped up with sermons they fill them with hope and false dreams. They are impressed with pictures of a heavenly kingdom and their part in it if they obey the religious leaders. They are entertained with drama and singing and they meet people of similar minds and make friends. Religion is about social life and the society in which they live. Never have I heard a minister, priest, or other speak of the Spirit of the Universe and the little voice within. Never have I satisfied that what I learned through the sermon was filling me with spirituality. What it did was pose questions that in the end can not be answered except by the Spirit. One looks at the men leading services in religious places with

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Audio Books Online You Can Read While You Listen

Sometimes there is nothing so relaxing like reading your favorite title with a bottle of beer to give you company. Your mind cries out for revenge as you read Shakespeare's Othello or is mellowed out as you turn the pages of Walt Whitman's Leaves of the Grass. But alas, the murderous rat race and the bursting everyday schedule have permanently invented such simple luxuries. You just do not have the time to read any more. 'Is there any other alternative to reading a book', you ask yourself. Well, why not someone else reading it for you? All you have to do is listen. Great, is not it? Audio books online are in these days. Although audio books online have come to stay for quite sometime now, few people have come to grips with it, fewer still indulge in such simple opulence. Thousand of websites beckon you for free audio book

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