Shangaan The Tsonga encompass three subgroups Ronga, Tswa and Tsonga (shangaan). They originated from the same indigenous Bantu peoples who came down from the http://www.imb.org/southern-africa/TheRegion/mozambique/Shangaan.htm
Extractions: People Profile Click here to see a map of Mozambique The Shangaan Religion: Christianity; Traditional Animism Population: 1,600,000 Status: 56% Professed Christian Location: The greatest concentration of Shangaan people is in the southern Mozambiquan province of Gaza. Smaller concentrations live in portions of the provinces of Inhambane, Maputo, Manica and Sofala. The Shangaan people also live in eastern portions of the Republic of South Africa, and eastern and southern Zimbabwe. There is also a very small population of Shangaan people living in Swaziland. International borders were established long after the arrival of these people in this area of Africa. There are basically no significant concentrations of Shangaan people living in Mozambique north of the Zambezi River, which more or less divides the country in two. The capital city of Maputo is now home to large numbers of Shangaan people as well, despite the major people group of the city being people of the Ronga group. History: It is believed that ancestors of the Shangaan, who now primarily inhabit an area in southern Mozambique, originated farther north nearer the more central part of Africa. As these people moved into the southern area of Africa, they settled in places where they could carry on their traditional and pastoral way of life. More recently, the Shangaan came into their present area from farther south, as Soshangana fled with his people from the Zulu massacres of Shaka. Various clans made up the overall Shangaan people group. These clans were ruled by kings who held absolute authority. All the members of the clan were subject to him and he made all the major decisions. This social structure began to undergo changes as the influence of Portuguese colonialism increased.
Armoria Patriæ - South Africa (2000) called shangaan) and Venda indigenous Southern africans, distinct from the Bantuspeaking peoples now dominant in this country. The earliest Bantu-speakers arrived in South africa http://www.geocities.com/landswapen/SA2000E.html
Extractions: Arms taken into use on 27 April 2000 and published (Notice 425) in Government Gazette No 21 131 of 28 April 2000. This device is the product of a design studio and is not a work of heraldry. However there is a blazon, which reads: Arms: Or, representations of two San human figures of red ochre, statant respectant, the hands of the innermost arms clasped, with upper arm, inner wrist, waist and knee bands Argent, and a narrow border of red ochre; the shield ensigned of a spear and knobkierie in saltire, Sable. Thereabove a demi-secretary bird displayed Or, charged on the breast with a stylised representation of a protea flower with outer petals Vert, inner petals or and seeded of nine triangles conjoined in three rows, the upper triangle Gules, the second row Vert, Or inverted and Vert, and the third row Vert, Or inverted, Sable, Or inverted and Vert. Above the head of the secretary bird an arc of seven rays facetted Or and Orange, the two outer rays conjoined to the elevated wings.
WWF Working Locally With Indigenous And Traditional Peoples' indigenous peoples of these communal areas became the driving force behind the CAMPFIRE programme. The Tonga, Venda, Ndau, Ndebele and shangaan now widely use throughout africa. In http://www.panda.org/about_wwf/what_we_do/policy/indigenous_people/on_the_ground
Extractions: From the very beginning, the indigenous peoples of these communal areas became the driving force behind the CAMPFIRE programme. The Tonga, Venda, Ndau, Ndebele and Shangaan people of Zimbabwe became responsible for managing their own natural resources and were able to retain significant benefits at the village and ward level. In 1989, the Nyaminyami and Guruve Rural District Councils became the first two districts recognized as the ï¿½ownersï¿½ of the wildlife resources in their communal land areas. By early 1991, a further ten districts had been given appropriate authority, with another 12 at various stages of the approval process. Within four years CAMPFIRE was providing 6.9 million Zimbabwe dollars a year in direct benefits to over 500,000 people. In 1998, it provided Zimbabwe with $70 million (US$1.9 million) in benefits to over three million Zimbabweans in 35 of Zimbabwe's 56 districts.
Extractions: Host: Pieter du Plessis When: Anytime Length of tour: Below a ten-day itinerary is proposed but any length of tour can be customized to your needs. Number of guests: 4 to 15 Fee: This depends upon the final customized itinerary. We hope to have a ballpark idea for you for the 10-day itinerary, for 4 people, soon, so please return later for that information. Once we have the fee, you will know that the following items are included in it: The following is not included: Laundry, beverages, telephone calls, faxes, E-mail or any other items of personal nature that is deemed as not included as per itinerary
Untitled KOOIJMANS, AND THE NETHERLANDS MINISTER FOR DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION, MR. J.P. of indigenous peoples is given below. This listing which is unavoidably not exhaustive - is confined to africa, Asia Zimbabwe (Tonga, Venda, shangaan), although strictly speaking http://www.cwis.org/fwdp/International/nethrlnd.txt
Afri Circuit Tours: Heritage Tours a visual introductory lecture of the indigenous peoples of South africa; Paul Kruger Sterkfontein caves; Ndebele village and daily life; shangaan village and http://www.africircuit.co.za/heritage1.htm
Extractions: Enjoy a nine- day heritage theme tour with the following highlights: Relive the Afrikaner heritage in Pretoria. Visit the 4 million year old Hominid sites at the Cradle of Human Kind. Meet with the colourful Ndebele and Shangaan cultures. Experience the indigenous culture mix of Johannesburg and Soweto. Tour the Panorama Route and conclude with visits to the Kruger National Park and a private game reserve. Arrive at Johannesburg International Airport in the morning. You are met in person by your hosts and transferred to your guesthouse in the Capital of Pretoria - capital city of the old Dutch and Afrikaans cultures. After some refreshments and a short information session, we enjoy lunch and some leisure time. Late afternoon we are treated to a visual introductory lecture of the indigenous peoples of South Africa by one of the country's leading ethnological experts, Dr Hanneke du Preez. This presentation will provide us with the background required to begin to understand this multi-cultured, Rainbow Nation. Day 2: The Capital, Pretoria
Gateway Africa Adventures Major peoples indigenous tribal groups 99.66% (shangaan, Chokwe, Manyika, Sena, Makua, and others majority rule in 1980, South africa adopted RENAMO, which embarked on a http://www.gateway-africa.com/countries/mozambiqye.html
Extractions: Flag description: three equal horizontal bands of green (top), black, and yellow with a red isosceles triangle based on the hoist side; the black band is edged in white; centered in the triangle is a yellow five-pointed star bearing a crossed rifle and hoe in black superimposed on an open white book Location: Southern Africa, bordering the Mozambique Channel, between South Africa and Tanzania Geographic coordinates: 18 15 S, 35 00 E Climate: tropical to subtropical Independence: 25 June 1975 (from Portugal) Nationality: Mozambican(s) Capital City: Maputo Population: Head of State: President Joaquim Alberto CHISSANO Area: 801,590 sq km Type of Government: republic Currency: 1 metical (Mt) = 100 centavos Major peoples: indigenous tribal groups 99.66% (Shangaan, Chokwe, Manyika, Sena, Makua, and others), Europeans 0.06%, Euro-Africans 0.2%, Indians 0.08% Religion: indigenous beliefs 50%, Christian 30%, Muslim 20% Official Language: Portuguese Principal Languages: Portuguese, indigenous dialects Major Exports: prawns 40%, cashews, cotton, sugar, copra, citrus, coconuts, timber (1997)
Afri Circuit Tours: Heritage Tours A visual, expert introductory lecture of the indigenous peoples of South africa; Paul Kruger House caves; Ndebele village and daily life; shangaan village and http://www.africircuit.co.za/heritage4.htm
Extractions: Introducing Southern Africa's astounding cultural heritage, against the backdrop of its unsurpassed natural wonders and wildlife splendour. Track the origins of mankind. Admire Stone Age, rock art of the Bushmen. Shiver in rhythm with Zulu battle drum dances. Discover the Shangaan adventures. Admire the colours of Ndebele decorations. Follow Mandela's tracks to freedom. Explore Kruger's Pretoria and the Kruger National Park. Trace European Cape Dutch architecture. Taste the French Huguenot wine route. Give thanks to the amazing South African multi-cultural peace blend. Arrive at Johannesburg International Airport in the morning. You are met in person by your hosts and transferred to your guesthouse in the Capital of Pretoria - capital city of the old Dutch and Afrikaans cultures. After some refreshments and a short information session, we enjoy lunch and some leisure time. Late afternoon we are treated to a visual introductory lecture of the indigenous peoples of South Africa by one of the country's leading ethnological experts, Dr Hanneke du Preez. This presentation will provide us with the background required to begin to understand this multi-cultured, Rainbow nation. Day 2: The Capital, Pretoria
Africa Point Swaziland Travel Information Visas, Health, Tourist Attractions, Economy, Maps, peoples, History and other Useful Travel Info. Also Bookings for Tours, Safaris and Vacations in Swaziland. Although indigenous religions are not of Zulu, Tsongashangaan and Europeans http://www.africapoint.com/travel/swaziland.htm
Extractions: Africa Point: Swaziland Travel Information Visas, Health, Tourist Attractions, Economy, Maps, Peoples, History and other Useful Travel Info. Also Bookings for Tours, Safaris and Vacations in Swaziland. Swaziland: Travel Basics Destination Facts Activities Reading ... Travel Travel Basics Overview The smallest country in the southern hemisphere is also one of the most easy going - laid-back Swazis are more likely to celebrate for fun than demonstrate for reform. A progressive and hands-on attitude towards wildlife preservation has endowed Swaziland with a striking bunch of national parks and game reserves, and black and white rhino, elephant, and more recently, lion, have been reintroduced. You can trek, horse ride, raft on wild rivers or cycle through many of the parks and get surprisingly close to a huge variety of wildlife. The system of reserves also protects unique and rare plants and plant communities, such as the finbos , more common in South Africa. While one or two towns get a little rough around the edges after dark, the tension palpably lifts if you are crossing into Swaziland from South Africa. Some of the more important festivals turn the Ezulwini ('Heaven') Valley into a brilliant spectacle of dancing and singing a couple of times a year, as tribespeople decked out in flamboyant costumes reaffirm their belief in the monarchy and their culture. There may be only one museum in the country and little in the way of night-time diversions besides crapping on in the Casino, but the countryside's thriving and the life is wild.
Tswa Republic of South africa, and eastern and shangaan). These three groups are very similar in practically every respect. They originated from the same indigenous Bantu peoples http://www.imb.org/southern-africa/peoplegroups/Tswa.htm
Extractions: People Profile The Tswa People Religion: Christianity, Traditional Animism Population: 1,060,000 (1996 estimate) Status: 50% Professed Christianity; 20-25% Evangelical Location: The greatest concentration of Tswa people is in the southern Mozambiquan province of Inhambane. Smaller concentrations live in portions of the provinces of Gaza, Maputo, Manica and Sofala. The Tswa people also live in eastern portions of the Republic of South Africa, and eastern and southern Zimbabwe. International borders were established long after the arrival of these people in this area of Africa. There are basically no significant concentrations of Tswa people living in Mozambique north of the Zambezi River, which more or less divides the country in two. The capital city of Maputo is now home to quite a few Tswa people as well, despite the major people group of the city being people of the Ronga group. Identity: The name of this people in their language is Vatswa. The singular form is Mutswa. They are often referred to, especially by outsiders, as Tswa, following the patterns of English grammar. The Tswa people are part of a larger language/people group called the Tsonga (Vatsonga). The Tsonga encompass three sub-groups: the Ronga, Tswa and Tsonga (Shangaan). These three groups are very similar in practically every respect. They originated from the same indigenous Bantu peoples who came down from the north to inhabit much of what is now called southern Mozambique and portions of several bordering countries.
List Of Ethnic Groups Serer; SererNdut; shangaan; Shankella - Ethiopia; Shasta tribe; Zhuang; Zulu - of southern africa; Zuni - of the groups in Laos; Northern indigenous peoples of Russia. http://www.fact-index.com/l/li/list_of_ethnic_groups.html
Extractions: Main Page See live article Alphabetical index This is a list of names of ethnic groupss . A group can have several names (e.g., names in English language and in native language, obsolete names, versions of spelling, etc.) A B C D ... Z Abenaki Native Americans once widespread in eastern North America Abkhaz - Minority in Georgia Turkey and Russia Abkhazia Acadian French-Canadians of the Canadian Maritimes Accohannock - Native Americans of Maryland Achang Yunnan China Achomawai - Native Americans of California Acoma - Native Americans of the southwest United States and Mexico Adja Afar Ethiopia ... African-American - Descendants of African slaves brought to North America Afrikaan - Dutch -descended settlers of southern Africa Agni Ahtna - Native Alaskans, along the Copper River Aimaks - Minority group in Afghanistan Aimaq - Minority group in Afghanistan Ainu - Natives of Japan and Sakhalin Aja Ak Chin Akan Akha Alabama-Coushatta Alak Albanian - from the Balkans Aleut - natives of Alaska, and the Yukon Nunavut and Northwest Territories Algonquian Native Americans of the eastern United States and Canada Altay - of Siberian Russia Americo-Liberians - descendants of African slaves repatriated to Liberia Amhara Ethiopia Amish ... North American religious minority, of
World's Best Responsible/ecotourism Holidays in enclosures) continue to flourish in South africa. Matabula, the now elderly shangaan tracker who indigenous peoples around the world, who understand nature http://www.responsibletravel.com/Copy/Copy101740.htm
Extractions: Trip search Home About us Campaigning eMagazine ... UK Activity search Adventure holidays Beach holidays Budget travel Community ... Winter sports Accommodation Backpackers Beach resorts City accommodation Eco lodge ... Wilderness Travel services Car hire Guide books Insurance Travel clothing ... Travel magazines Members A-E F-L M-R S-Z General White Lions - Guardians of Africas Gold The White Lions are South Africa's pride and joy, our living national treasure. Or so they should be. All over the African continent, from Egypt in the North to Bushmanland in the South, legends of the White Lions existence grace ancient oral traditions and cave paintings. From the distant Nile culture in the North to Zululand's Valley of a Thousand Hills in the South, storytellers spoke of the arrival of these legendary animals. The name Timbavati in the ancient Shangaan language means "the place where something sacred came down to earth - like a bird or angel from the heavens!" So the site of their origin echoes the White Lions' mythical status - a place which saw the birth of a unique breed of snow- white lions with blazing solar manes, and laser eyes!
Newsletter 16.3 Fall 2001 (Conservation At The Getty) from the Venda, the Tsonga, shangaan, and Sotho Thulamela was hailed in South africa as a model of successful negotiations between indigenous peoples and the http://www.getty.edu/conservation/publications/newsletters/16_3/news_in_cons1.ht
Extractions: Science Field Projects Education Publications and Videos ... Newsletter 16.3 (Fall 2001) Heritage Management in Africa By Webber Ndoro For some time, cultural heritage management in Africa has been mainly concerned with the preservation and presentation of heritage sites from a technical point of view. The emphasis has been on the preservation of the architecturally spectacular places, such as the pyramids of Egypt and Sudan, the forts and castles of Ghana, and the stone monuments of Zimbabwe. Although heritage management systems in Africa are slowly changing, in most cases management focuses on the tangible elements of the heritage and overemphasizes the monumental and archaeological aspects. Communities and Their Heritage The major problems with most efforts to preserve and present cultural heritage in Africa seem to emanate from a failure to understand fully the cultural significance of the heritage and to appreciate its value to local communities. Following independence, many African nations realized the value of the past in nation building and the need to restore cultural pride, which had been seriously eroded by colonialism. It is thus surprising that the interests of local communities are often still ignored at the expense of international guidelines and frames of operation. Although this situation is changing, it also appears that despite the attainment of independence, heritage management in Africa has tended to assume that local communities are irrelevant to the "scientific" methods of managing their own heritage.
Extractions: Our Books Home Image Library Books Photo Tips ... Portfolio We have had 12 books in total published in addition to the hundreds in which our pictures have appeared. Eight of them are shown below and are linked to Kalahari.net (an online book store) from where they may be purchased. Big cats of MalaMala We spent some 14 months in the bush at MalaMala Game Reserve capturing the spirit of Africa's big cats. We look at the land, the myths and legends surrounding these beasts and then their individual characteristics. Zulu This book was photographed over a period of some three years and we made frequent trips from our home in Howick into the heart of Zululand. It looks at the Zulu culture, one of the most traditional and colourful in Africa. Africa's Big Five Compiled from some of the wildlife images in our files, this picture driven book highlights the best known of Africa's animals.
SAfm Gwamba/Tsonga (often referred to as shangaan) and the the Great Lakes of East africa spring to interacting in different ways with indigenous peoples with whom http://www.safm.co.za/columns/?columnarticleid=882
Community Perspectives -- TBNRM Areas In Southern Africa Natural Resource Management Areas in Southern africa african environment, the indigenous peoples were not active participants the fact that indigenous peoples and local communities http://www.bsponline.org/bsp/publications/africa/trans_perspectives/tbnrm_comm_p
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People has been created and built by the shangaan people as a the Far East, Europe and indigenous people create an a popular medium for craftmakers in South africa. http://www.encounter.co.za/people.html
Extractions: note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected; the 1997 Mozambican census reported a population of 16,099,246 (July 2003 est.) Age structure: 0-14 years: 42.1% (male 3,634,173; female 3,725,396) 65 years and over: 2.6% (male 189,778; female 271,905) (2003 est.) Population growth rate: 0.82% (2003 est.) Birth rate: 38.2 births/1,000 population (2003 est.) Death rate: 30.04 deaths/1,000 population (2003 est.) Net migration rate: migrant(s)/1,000 population (2003 est.) Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female