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Launch of a new podcast

2 Oct 2020 - 14:00
Settlement outline of uMgungundlovu, from James Stuart, uKulumetule, London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1925, 16.
Settlement outline of uMgungundlovu, from James Stuart, uKulumetule, London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1925, 16.

 

In September 2020, the APC's Five Hundred Year Archive (FHYA) launched the first of a series of podcasts based on materials in its 500 Year Archive.  The two-part podcast, uMgungundlovu: through the eyes of the izinceku, offers a description of life at the Zulu king Dingane's capital, uMgungundlovu in the 1830s. This podcast is based  on accounts by Lunguza kaMpukane, Thununu kaNonjiya , Ngidi kaMcikaziswa and Sivivi kaMaqungo recorded in the early 1900s by the amateur historian, James Stuart. Stuart published it in a school reader, uKulumetule, in 1925 

The text from uKulumetule is read by Dr. Mbongiseni Buthelezi. The musical excerpts are from Thokozani Mhlambi's "Ukudibana kwezimpondo"  (The meeting of the tusks). The podcast was directed and produced by Dan Corder.