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Established at Capricorn Municipality District in Limpopo Province, and being the largest and fastest-growing of the African independent churches in the 1990s, is the Zion Christian Church. Its members, estimated to number between 2 million and 6 million in no more than 4 000 parishes, live primarily in urban townships and rural communities. The church is well known by the abbreviation, ZCC, pronounced ‘zed-see-see’. The church was established by Engenas Lekganyane, a farm worker in a rural area that later became Zion City, in Limpopo Province. Lekganyane was educated by Scottish Presbyterian missionaries, and the church reflects some elements of that religion. The ZCC took its name from Biblical references to the Mount of Zion in Jerusalem, based in part on the aspiration of a similar community in Zion, Illinois.
This land is an impressive setting of baobab trees, untouched bushveld, breathtaking mountain ranges and an abundance of wildlife. Enchanting myths, legends and culture found its home here in the place where this mysterious and magical woman’s ancestor finally settled. Modjadji is a direct descendent of Monomotapa, who was the ruler of the Karanga people in Zimbabwe in the 15th century. After a scandal in the royal house, his daughter (Princess Dzugugnini) and her son fled to the south. She took portions and other secrets for making rain with her. These unique powers were passed on through generations. Her granddaughter was the first crowned Rain Queen (Modjadji). Her story was told in a novel by Sir Rider Haggard and the novel was named ‘She’. She was loved and feared far beyond the boundaries of her small kingdom and, according to to legend, many great kings have left her nation untouched and often called on her unique powers.
The name of the museum are derived as follows:- Bakone—is the name of a local ethnic group/ Malapa-means homestead. The museum concentrates on the traditional way of life of the Northern Sotho people. An archaeological site, dating from the 17th century consisting of complex stone walling forms a link with the museum. Traditional cultural aspects have been revived and are demonstrated to visitors. Tradition includes hut building, thatching, metalwork, wood-carving, pottery, basketry and skin-work. A kiosk with souvenirs are available. The museum is situated 9km outside Polokwane city on the R37 (Burgersfort) road. The museums are open from 8:00 to 16:00 but they are closed on public holidays.
The Western Cape covers an area of 129 370 square kilometres. It lies in the southwest of South Africa and borders on the Atlantic Ocean, in the western half and on the Indian Ocean in the southern half. The scenery, with the folding mountains of Swartberg ad Gederberg mountain ranges, is absolutely breathtaking. The vineyards and the western part of the Garden Route, with its impressive rock formations, add to the Western Cape’s beauty.
KwaZulu Natal, with its hilly landscape along the coast and the Drakensberg Mountain Range, is a kaleidoscope of natural wonders and a magnet of hikers and nature lovers all over the world. The ultra-modern facilities, fascinating multi cultured people, an history rich in heoic deeds and bloody battles is all set against a majestic backdrop of sun, sea, mountains and sky.
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