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"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered." ~ Nelson Mandela on returning to the Eastern Cape

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Xhosa cultural cuisine

The cuisine of the AmaXhosa is very diverse but also very unique to them. I would say I have much authority on the subject since I am Xhosa born and grew up in this culture....

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Traditional attire

There is a certain aura that you attain once you dorn your cultural wear. You are magically taken to a bygone era where people were proud of their heritage....

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Favourite mode of Transport

Even though we are in the age of automobiles that are so technologically advanced we might see them driving themselves in the not so distant future....

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“Why is it that in this courtroom I am facing a white magistrate, confronted by a white prosecutor, escorted by white orderlies? Can anybody honestly and seriously suggest that in this type of atmosphere the scales of justice are evenly balanced? I am a black man in a white man’s court. This should not be.” Nelson Mandela - November 1962

“True, the struggle will be a bitter one. Leaders will be deported, imprisoned, and even shot. The government will terrorise the people and their people and their leaders in an effort to halt the forward march; ordinary forms of organisation will be rendered impossible. But the spirit of the people cannot be crushed…until full victory is won.” Nelson Mandela - December 1951

“Only through hardship, sacrifice and militant action can freedom be won. The struggle is my life. I will continue fighting for freedom until the end of my days.” Nelson Mandela - June 1961