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Week #19 Moshoeshoe 2: Chief and Statesman

From the second book of three about Moshoeshoe, we read about this great statesman’s attempts to make ThabaBosiu a place of peace. Not everyone agreed with his decisions, though, and the Koranna were a disturbing force in the area at that time. Buy the City Press each Sunday for an extract from the Our Story Read more about Week #19 Moshoeshoe 2: Chief and Statesman[…]

Week #14 Kgoshi Mamphoku Makgoba

At the time that Commandant Swart Barend Vorster was the leader of the commando units in the greater Soutspansberg district, the biggest cause of friction between the boers and the BaTlou, BaLobedu and other tribes was the land issue. Makgoba was a strong-minded man, and resisted the Boers. This meant that he and his tribe Read more about Week #14 Kgoshi Mamphoku Makgoba[…]

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Week #10 Makhado: Defender of the Vhavenda

Makhado was the first Singo prince to be circumcised, but not the first Muvenda. When he returned from the circumcision lodge, he was rejected by his brothers and felt excluded. Buy the City Press each Sunday for an extract from the Our Story series. Here is the link for the Makhado: Defender of the Vhavenda extract which Read more about Week #10 Makhado: Defender of the Vhavenda[…]

Week #6 Sekhukhune: Greatest of the Pedi Kings

The brave resistance of Sekhukhune ended in a bloody battle which the British would not have won without the help of the Swazis. Under the light of a full moon, the Swazis gathered with hardly a sound, forming an eerie, cloud-like mass of shifting shadow with the waving plumes on their heads.   Buy the Read more about Week #6 Sekhukhune: Greatest of the Pedi Kings[…]

Week #4 Moshoeshoe blesses the cannibals bellies

When the cannibals that had eaten Old Peete were brought to Moshoeshoe, he would not have them killed. He had a duty to honour Old Peete, and he did this by arranging a burial ceremony over the bellies of the cannibals. Moshoeshoe and Mobe, the medicine man, took turns blessing the stomachs of the cannibals Read more about Week #4 Moshoeshoe blesses the cannibals bellies[…]

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Week #3 Mzilikazi 1: A Khumalo Prince

Once a trusted general, Mzilikazi forced Shaka’s hand by defying him. Not able to withstand ongoing conflict with the great Shaka, Mzilikazi is forced to embark on what is now called his ‘Great Road’. Buy the City Press each Sunday for an extract from the Our Story series. See the link below for the Mzilikazi Read more about Week #3 Mzilikazi 1: A Khumalo Prince[…]

Week #1 campaign: Battle of Mhlatuze River

These stories have it all: intrigue, drama and magic. In The Battle of Mhlatuze River, read how Zwide sends ‘… his sister, the beautiful Ntombazana, as his ambassador to Dingiswayo, accompanied by an attractive cousin. She was to win the love of Dingiswayo and, secretly, she was to obtain some item he was wearing for Read more about Week #1 campaign: Battle of Mhlatuze River[…]

7 New Our Story 2015

Seven New Titles in the Our Story Series

We start 2016 with 7 exciting new Our Story titles. The people that you will read about in these stories could not have imagined the changes that would take place in Southern Africa. Read how your ancestors were part of shaping South Africa and the peoples that we know today. Maqoma 3 – Warrior and Read more about Seven New Titles in the Our Story Series[…]

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“Retelling our stories” An Article in the City Press

Retelling our stories by Garreth van Niekerk Heritage Publishers has released a new series of books that delves into the events that shaped our country Do you know why Chief Maqoma was forced to leave his father’s kraal? Or where Shoshangana fled to after the Battle of Mhlathuze River? What is the name of the Read more about “Retelling our stories” An Article in the City Press[…]

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The Launching of our Website

We are Happy to Announce the launching of our website during Heritage month. Read about Heritage Month and why it is important to all South Africans… “Heritage Month is celebrated annually from 1 to 30 September . Heritage Month recognises aspects of South African culture which are both tangible and intangible: creative expression such as Read more about The Launching of our Website[…]

Announcing the Release of the ‘Our Story’ Series

A Momentous Event in South African Book Publishing and Education In September 2014, South African Heritage Publishers announced that South Africa was a few weeks away from a momentous occasion in book publishing. For the first time a publisher was collecting, researching, collating and recording many of the vast number of stories that together make Read more about Announcing the Release of the ‘Our Story’ Series[…]