Sebetoane's long march - a history of the Makololo (1823-1851).

By: Dreyer, J.; Kilby, Stella E.Anthropology Southern Africa, 2003, Vol. 26 Issue 1/2, p1-15, 15p

At the onset of the difoqane on the southern Highveld In 1822. the Bafokeng tribe of Sebetoane was uptooted from their ancestral lands at Kurutlele. or Biddulphsberg, near present day Senekal, Fr...

Subjects: HISTORY -- Societies, etc.; LEADERS; NDEBELE (African people) -- History; SOUTH Africa; Civic and Social Organizations; KOLOLO (African people); ZAMBEZI River


Dwelling with impermanence: Emic perspectives on the realities of structuring residential place in the temporary informal settlement of Sgodi Phola/Zevenfontein.

By: Hill, Cherre Ann; Van Heerden, EulalieAnthropology Southern Africa, 2003, Vol. 26 Issue 1/2, p16-28, 13p

This case study offers analysis of emic perspectives on the structuring of place in a temporary informal settlement - a place with two names: Sgodi Photo and Zevenfontein. The former name encompa...

Subjects: HOUSING -- Law & legislation; KIN recognition; POLITICAL statistics; HOMELESS families; APARTMENT dwellers; HOUSEHOLD ecology; HOME economics


Comrades, cats and country boys: youth style, city streets and the politics of home in East London's townships, 1950-1998.

By: Bank, LeslieAnthropology Southern Africa, 2003, Vol. 26 Issue 1/2, p29-41, 13p

The article focuses on the changing identity politics and social position of youth in the townships of East London in the Eastern Cape between the 1950's and the 1990's. The role of the youth is ...

Subjects: YOUTH; LIFESTYLES; CITIES & towns; SOCIAL psychology; EAST London (South Africa); SOUTH Africa; PSYCHOLOGICAL aspects


The so-called Vaalpense or Masele of the Waterberg : the origins and emergence of a subordinate class of mixed descent.

By: van der Ryst, MariaAnthropology Southern Africa, 2003, Vol. 26 Issue 1/2, p42-52, 11p

The first Europeans who visited the Waterberg region during the 19th century encountered people known in derogatory terms as the Vaalpense or Masele. Interaction between the autochthon...

Subjects: HUNTING & gathering societies; SOCIAL classes; INHERITANCE & succession; EMPLOYEE ownership; SOCIAL structure; HERDERS; PRIMITIVE societies; WATERBERG Plateau (South Africa); SOUTH Africa


Inaugurating an age of bliss? The millenarianism of anti-witchcraft movements in the South African lowveld.

By: Niehaus, IsakAnthropology Southern Africa, 2003, Vol. 26 Issue 1/2, p53-62, 10p

This paper suggests that witch-hunting in the South African Iowveld since 1994 represents an attempt to inaugurate an age of bliss rather than to intimidate or disable political opponents. I argu...

Subjects: MILLENNIALISM; WITCHCRAFT; ANTI-cult movements; ETHNOLOGY -- South Africa; LOWVELD Area (South Africa); SOUTH Africa


Land claims and corporate imitation: Brokering development in Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal.

By: van Wyk, IlanaAnthropology Southern Africa, 2003, Vol. 26 Issue 1/2, p63-71, 9p

In Maputaland, many people dispossessed by discriminatory land laws and forced relocations during the apartheid era lodged land claims against what are now nature conservation areas. The land cla...

Subjects: LAND claim associations; STOCKBROKERS; ETHNOLOGY -- South Africa; HUMAN settlements; MAPUTALAND (South Africa); KWAZULU-Natal (South Africa); SOUTH Africa; Securities Brokerage; Investment Banking and Securities Dealing