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I was trying to deride the so so workmanship evident in those pictures, 88key!
Hayi kona, hop over the border and we (much more experienced Xhosa people) can impart some knowledge. :p
 

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I was trying to deride the so so workmanship evident in those pictures, 88key!
Hayi kona, hop over the border and we (much more experienced Xhosa people) can impart some knowledge. :p
Hehe, the huts here can be really shabby which I blame on the poverty. The style here is also not really Swazi. It's costly to have a proper thatch job done here. You can still find the proper Swazi huts in cultural centres:



The rondavels in Transkei are very impressive. I also give props to the Ndebele huts.
 

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^^Eish 88key, now I feel so bad. I wasn't criticing the huts at all. I am very aware that some communities (here in SA) have no choice but to build in that format due to economic reasons. Instead I was referring to the kraals still!

I recently visited family in the Transkei and took some kraal pics especially for you. Will post soon.
 

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^^Eish 88key, now I feel so bad. I wasn't criticing the huts at all. I am very aware that some communities (here in SA) have no choice but to build in that format due to economic reasons. Instead I was referring to the kraals still!

I recently visited family in the Transkei and took some kraal pics especially for you. Will post soon.
No worries man :)

I'm looking forward to seeing that.
 

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No worries man :)

I'm looking forward to seeing that.
Hmm, I could have sworn this kraal looked better when I was at home!



A slightly older picture taken from the kraal of a friend's home.



View from village quarry:



Gathering storm:



Driving SLOWLY on the gravel road:

 

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Usuka eslalini fundini?
That's a nice Xhosa attempt, Nostra.

Amakhaya awo onke amaXhosa ziilali ngalali kwiphondo laseMpuma Koloni.
It doesn't matter that I grew up in Pretoria, lived in Midrand and now Edenvale- it will always be home.
I will be buried there one day.
 

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