Author Archives: Angela Spencer

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Daughter of Shelagh Spencer

By-elections in Nqutu

It may be easy to dismiss the area of Nquthu as just another pastoral hinterland in KwaZulu-Natal.

Nestled in the foothills of the lush rolling mountains of Isandlwana‚ Nquthu is a force to be reckoned with.

With a total land area of 1‚962 km2 and a population of 165‚306‚ Nquthu is roughly the same size as the Ekurhuleni Metro in Gauteng.

And as this rural town gears up for another chapter‚ almost everything is at stake‚ from a new political pecking order to the control of the rich heritage and resources of the region.

Read more at http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/2017/05/24/heritage-rich-nquthu-in-northern-kzn-has-produced-politicians-music-and-celebrities

“Africanize the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature.”

The IFP has called on KwaZulu-Natal Speaker Lydia Johnson to “Africanize the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature.”

Speaking during yesterday’s debate on the Legislature Budget Speech, IFP Member of the Provincial Legislature Joshua Mazibuko said it is time the Legislature must begin to decolonize this institution.

Read the rest of the story at http://allafrica.com/stories/201705100804.html

La Route du Prince Impérial, Louis Napoléon (Route of the Prince Impérial, Louis Napoleon)

It has been 21 years since the La Route du Prince Impérial, Louis Napoléon (Route of the Prince Impérial, Louis Napoleon)  was created, but the beautiful site remains one of KwaZulu-Natal’s biggest hidden gems.

The route is starts from Durban to Pietermaritzburg, Greytown, Keats Drift, Tugela Ferry, Pomeroy, Dundee, Nquthu and to the Prince Imperial Monument.

Read more at http://www.iol.co.za/travel/kzns-hidden-gem-celebrates-21-years-9040977

Review: Tribing and Untribing the Archive

Former features writer for the Witness, writer-director in film and theatre, and freelance journalist, Stephen Coan, recently wrote an article on Tribing and Untribing the Archive, edited by Carolyn Hamilton and Nessa Leibhammer, discussing the significance of past events which has shaped the current political order. Read Coan’s insightful piece here:

http://ukznpress.bookslive.co.za/blog/2017/04/06/handle-history-with-care-it-might-come-back-to-bite-you-stephen-coan-on-tribing-and-untribing-the-archive/