The Batubatse, their story and tradition

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This is a fascinating narrative of the Batubatse people, their early origin and their migration from ancient Ghana to their present settlement in today’s Limpopo Province.

This is a fascinating narrative of the Batubatse people, their early origin and their migration from ancient Ghana to their present settlement in today’s Limpopo Province. It tells of their language, story-telling, riddles, idioms and games, arts and crafts, their way of life and cultural practices; how they worshipped their ancestors, their sacred places, burial rites and visiting of graves, their views of witchcraft and sorcery, divination, magic and medicine.

We learn of Batubatse marriage requirements, the ‘kgoro’, lineage, kinship system and totemism; how authority is exercised by the chiefs and how law is enforced and wrongs are redressed through tribal courts. Their story is an intriguing one of perseverance and resilience.

David Hilton-Barber

David Hilton-Barber, fourth-generation South African of 1820 Settler stock, was born in Grahamstown and holds a BA Honours degree from Rhodes. He trained as a journalist, following in the footsteps of his maternal great-grandfather Frederick York St Leger, founder and first editor of the Cape Times. In his later career as a public relations consultant, he was involved in a wide range of public-relations programmes for the public and private sector, included lecturing and contributing to the compilation of the communications course at the University of South Africa.

 

He served as president of the PR Institute of SA and council member for South Africa on the International Public Relations Association. He is author of Footprints: On the Trail of those who Shaped the History of Tzaneen, Footprints: Of Those Who Made History in Haenertsburg, The Baronet and the Savage King: the Intriguing Story of the Tati Concessions, Hobson’s Choice: Len Hobson; The Story of a Remarkable Man and Kalahari Dreaming: The Romance of the Desert.

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Weight 0.500 kg
Dimensions 23.4 × 15.3 × 1.0 cm
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Pages

Size

Weight

PublisherFootprint Press Publication Date07/11/2018

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