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Strychonos Spinosa" Maputaland

Strychonos Spinosa from Maputaland, both can be eaten by both humans and animals.

'Strychnos spinosa': Umhlalakolotshe

Strychonos spinosa also known as Spiny Monkey Orange is called uMhlala/Mhlalakolontshe in isiZulu or isiXhosa. This tree can be found in KwaZulu- Natal and Eastern Cape,can be eaten by both humans and animals.

'Ukuhlamba'

Young Xhosa maiden taking a bath in the river.

'Ukuyotheza'

A group of newly married women 'Abatshakazi', coming from the forest to collect wood for a big ceremony.

'Mengana '

'Mengana' the execurion rock in the Eastern Cape at Libode.

'Smoking the Baby'

Xhosa mother smoking her baby with sacred herbs.

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'Umtshato'

Xhosa men together with the groom meeting the bride, in the Eastern Cape.

'Abakhwetha'

Young Xhosa men, during their initiation process wearing a grass woven skirt and helmet with the body smeared in white chalk. They are secluded from the community during this period.

Abafazi: Pondo Costumes

Pondo married women in the tradtional outfit:imibhaco in the Eastern Cape near Libode.

'Amawele'

Twins standing next to their trees which are planted and dedicated to them after birth as per Xhosa custom. 

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'Ukuvuna'

Two young Xhosa boys harvesting corn and pumpkins with an Ox- wagon, in the Eastern Cape at Libode.

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