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SELECTIVE BORROWING? THE POSSIBILITY OF SAN SHAMANISTIC INFLUENCE ON SOUTHERN BANTU DIVINATION AND HEALING PRACTICES*
Two problems are addressed: the nature of possible San influence on the mediumistic divinatory practices of Nguni, and the reason for the uniqueness of the Nguni system among Southern Bantu
Descent groups, chiefdoms and South African historiography
A number of impressive historical studies by a group of young South African scholars has recently appeared, seeking to apply new insights in tracing the effects of the imposition of colonial rule
The Morphology of Mpondomise Descent Groups
Opening Paragraph This paper had its genesis in an attempt to understand certain aspects of the ancestor cult of the Mpondomise, a Cape Nguni people of the Transkei, South Africa. Like all Southern
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