Photo
Name
Noni Jabavu MP (1919 - 2008)

Noni Jabavu Helen Nontando (Noni) Jabavu (20 August 1919[1]-19 June 2008) was a South African writer and journalist, one of the first African women to pursue a successful literary career and the firs...

Follow
Davidson Don Tengo Jabavu MP (1885 - 1959)

Davidson Don Tengo Jabavu Davidson Don Tengo Jabavu (20 October 1885 – 3 August 1959)[1] was a South African educationist and politician, and a founder of the All African Convention (AAC), whi...

Follow
Tengo Jabavu MP (1859 - 1921)

John Tengo Jabavu John Tengo Jabavu (11 January 1859 – 10 September 1921) was a political activist and the editor of South Africa's first newspaper to be written in Xhosa. In 1876, Jabavu to...

Follow
Ntomboxolo kaMxolisi Sandile (deceased)

When Chief Mkhanya ka-Namba died, his younger brother and right-hand man Dyosini ka-Namba succeeded him. He had two sons, Rhamnwana and Nompempe through his wife Nontozimbi Rhatsha of Giqwa-clan. Their...

Follow
Mxolisi Sandile, King of Rharhabe-Xhosa (deceased)

When Chief Mkhanya ka-Namba died, his younger brother and right-hand man Dyosini ka-Namba succeeded him. He had two sons, Rhamnwana and Nompempe through his wife Nontozimbi Rhatsha of Giqwa-clan. Their...

Follow
Petros Namba, of the Tshawe clan (deceased)

When Chief Mkhanya ka-Namba died, his younger brother and right-hand man Dyosini ka-Namba succeeded him. He had two sons, Rhamnwana and Nompempe through his wife Nontozimbi Rhatsha of Giqwa-clan. Their...

Follow
Nondumiso kaPetros Namba of the Tshawe clan (deceased)

When Chief Mkhanya ka-Namba died, his younger brother and right-hand man Dyosini ka-Namba succeeded him. He had two sons, Rhamnwana and Nompempe through his wife Nontozimbi Rhatsha of Giqwa-clan. Their...

Follow
Ntlanganiso ka Rhamncwana Phatho (deceased)

When Chief Mkhanya ka-Namba died, his younger brother and right-hand man Dyosini ka-Namba succeeded him. He had two sons, Rhamnwana and Nompempe through his wife Nontozimbi Rhatsha of Giqwa-clan. Their...

Follow
Mbutiyakhe kaTwani (deceased)

When Chief Mkhanya ka-Namba died, his younger brother and right-hand man Dyosini ka-Namba succeeded him. He had two sons, Rhamnwana and Nompempe through his wife Nontozimbi Rhatsha of Giqwa-clan. Their...

Follow
Nokhazi, of the amaBamba (b. - c.1975)

Chief Phatho married Noxina daughter of Toyise from the Gasela-clan as senior wife and had a son named Dilima. Chief Dilima's senior wife was the daughter of Ndileka (a Chief of imiDushane kaNdlambe tr...

Follow
Rhamncwana kaDyosini, Chief of the amaGqunukhwebe (deceased)

Chief Phatho married Noxina daughter of Toyise from the Gasela-clan as senior wife and had a son named Dilima. Chief Dilima's senior wife was the daughter of Ndileka (a Chief of imiDushane kaNdlambe tr...

Follow
Nompempe kaDyosini (deceased)

Chief Phatho married Noxina daughter of Toyise from the Gasela-clan as senior wife and had a son named Dilima. Chief Dilima's senior wife was the daughter of Ndileka (a Chief of imiDushane kaNdlambe tr...

Follow
Nontozimbi Rhatsha, of Giqwa-clan (deceased)

Chief Phatho married Noxina daughter of Toyise from the Gasela-clan as senior wife and had a son named Dilima. Chief Dilima's senior wife was the daughter of Ndileka (a Chief of imiDushane kaNdlambe tr...

Follow
Silimela kaMkhanya (deceased)

Chief Phatho married Noxina daughter of Toyise from the Gasela-clan as senior wife and had a son named Dilima. Chief Dilima's senior wife was the daughter of Ndileka (a Chief of imiDushane kaNdlambe tr...

Follow
Khangelanzima kaNamba (deceased)

Chief Phatho married Noxina daughter of Toyise from the Gasela-clan as senior wife and had a son named Dilima. Chief Dilima's senior wife was the daughter of Ndileka (a Chief of imiDushane kaNdlambe tr...

Follow
Sofutha kaNamba (deceased)

Chief Phatho married Noxina daughter of Toyise from the Gasela-clan as senior wife and had a son named Dilima. Chief Dilima's senior wife was the daughter of Ndileka (a Chief of imiDushane kaNdlambe tr...

Follow
Mkhanya kaNamba, Chief of the amaGqunukhwebe (deceased)

Chief Phatho married Noxina daughter of Toyise from the Gasela-clan as senior wife and had a son named Dilima. Chief Dilima's senior wife was the daughter of Ndileka (a Chief of imiDushane kaNdlambe tr...

Follow
Dyosini kaNamba, Chief of the amaGqunukhwebe (deceased)

Chief Phatho married Noxina daughter of Toyise from the Gasela-clan as senior wife and had a son named Dilima. Chief Dilima's senior wife was the daughter of Ndileka (a Chief of imiDushane kaNdlambe tr...

Follow
Dilima kaPato, Chief of the amaGqunukhwebe (deceased)

Chief Phatho married Noxina daughter of Toyise from the Gasela-clan as senior wife and had a son named Dilima. Chief Dilima's senior wife was the daughter of Ndileka (a Chief of imiDushane kaNdlambe tr...

Follow
Namba kaDilima, Chief of the amaGqunukhwebe (deceased)

Follow
Thuthula (deceased)

Mostert, Noel: ‘Frontiers’. 1992, Jonathan Cape, London p 429

Follow
Khwane, Chief of the amaGqunukhwebe (c.1700 - d.)

amaGqunukhwebe (Xhosa and Khoi mixed blood chiefdom. Xhosa by adoption during reign of Tshiwo) Khwane c1700? Tyhara Tshaka d1793 Chungwa d 1812 Pato

Follow
Tyhara kaKhwane, Chief of the amaGqunukhwebe (deceased)

amaGqunukhwebe (Xhosa and Khoi mixed blood chiefdom. Xhosa by adoption during reign of Tshiwo) Khwane c1700? Tyhara Tshaka d1793 Chungwa d 1812 Pato

Follow
Tshaka kaTyhara, Chief of the amaGqunukhwebe (b. - 1793)

amaGqunukhwebe (Xhosa and Khoi mixed blood chiefdom. Xhosa by adoption during reign of Tshiwo) Khwane c1700? Tyhara Tshaka d1793 Chungwa d 1812 Pato

Follow
Chungwa kaTshaka, Chief of the amaGqunukhwebe (b. - 1812)

amaGqunukhwebe (Xhosa and Khoi mixed blood chiefdom. Xhosa by adoption during reign of Tshiwo) Khwane c1700? Tyhara Tshaka d1793 Chungwa d 1812 Pato

Follow
Kobe kaChungwa (deceased)

amaGqunukhwebe (Xhosa and Khoi mixed blood chiefdom. Xhosa by adoption during reign of Tshiwo) Khwane c1700? Tyhara Tshaka d1793 Chungwa d 1812 Pato

Follow
Kama kaChungwa, Chief of the amaGqunukhwebe (deceased)

Six feet tall. Weslyan convert (unlike his brother - principal chief, Pato), who married Nqgika's daughter and refused to take any more wives due to religious his beliefs (Mostert, Noel: ‘Fronti...

Follow
Pato kaChungwa, Principal Chief of the amaGqunukhwebe (deceased)

amaGqunukhwebe (Xhosa and Khoi mixed blood chiefdom. Xhosa by adoption during reign of Tshiwo) Khwane c1700? Tyhara Tshaka d1793 Chungwa d 1812 Pato

Follow
Nomsa kaGambushe Tshezi, of the amaBomvana, Great House Wife (deceased)

Crampton, Hazel. ‘The Sunburnt Queen’. Johannesburg: Jacana. 2004. Print. Contact Sharon Doubell Peires, JB. ‘The House of Phalo’. Johannesburg, SA, Raven Press, 1981. Pri...

Follow
Ngubesizwe Siwani, Chief of imiDushane kaNdlambe MP

Crampton, Hazel. ‘The Sunburnt Queen’. Johannesburg: Jacana. 2004. Print. Contact Sharon Doubell does not show him as a direct son of Zwelindile

Follow
Msawezulu Siwani (b. - 1999)

Follow
Nofikile a Ngongo, (deceased)

Follow
Seyisi aSiwani, Chief of imiDushane kaNdlambe (b. - 1900)

Follow
Zimlindile Payment Siwani, Chief of imiDushane kaNdlambe MP (b. - 1994)

Crampton, Hazel. ‘The Sunburnt Queen’. Johannesburg: Jacana. 2004. Print. Contact Sharon Doubell

Follow
Emma, the daughter of Sandile who refused to marry Ngangelizwe polygamously kaSandile (deceased)

The Story of Ngangelizwe the abaThembu wife-beater & his father-in-law, Sarhili of the Gcaleka Xhosa, & how he came to cede his territory to the British Sarhili ’s daughter, Novili , was Ngang...

Follow
Novili Nomkafulo aSarhili, Great Wife of Ngangelizwe MP (deceased)

Sarili ka Hintsa (about 1810 - 1892) was the 5th chief of the Gcaleka sub-group of the Xhosa nation from 1835 until his death in 1892 at Sholora, Bomvanaland. He was also known as Kreli, and led the Gc...

Follow
NN wife beaten to death by Ngangelizwe (b. - 1875)

The Story of Ngangelizwe the abaThembu wife-beater & his father-in-law, Sarhili of the Gcaleka Xhosa, & how he came to cede his territory to the British Sarhili ’s daughter, Novili , was Ngang...

Follow
Daliso (deceased)

The Story of Ngangelizwe the abaThembu wife-beater & his father-in-law, Sarhili of the Gcaleka Xhosa, & how he came to cede his territory to the British Sarhili ’s daughter, Novili , was Ngang...

Follow
Bulukwe 'Trousers' aSarhili (c.1872 - d.)

The Story of Ngangelizwe the abaThembu wife-beater & his father-in-law, Sarhili of the Gcaleka Xhosa, & how he came to cede his territory to the British Sarhili ’s daughter, Novili , was Ngang...

Follow
Gushiphela Siwani, Chief of the imiDushane kaNdlambe (b. - 1942)

Crampton, Hazel. ‘The Sunburnt Queen’. Johannesburg: Jacana. 2004. Print. Contact Sharon Doubell Scheub, Harold :The Tongue is Fire: South African Storytellers and Apartheid

Follow
Menziwa kaSiwani, Chief of imiDushane kaNdlambe (b. - 1919)

Crampton, Hazel. ‘The Sunburnt Queen’. Johannesburg: Jacana. 2004. Print. Contact Sharon Doubell

Follow
Ngangelizwe Qeya aMthikrakra, 6th & last independent Paramount Chief / King of the abaThembu MP (c.1846 - 1884)

Ngangelizwe Qeya c1840-84 Last independent Thembu paramount chief (1863-84) Ngangelizwe’s father died in 1849 and a regent ruled until the son was old enough to become chief in 1863. Through h...

Follow
Mtikrakra (Great House Son) aNgubengcuka, King of the abaThembu MP (1819 - 1849)

Follow
Ngubengcuka Vusani aNdaba, King of the abaThembu (c.1790 - 1830)

Follow
Zondwa aThato, King of the abaThembu (b. - c.1756)

Follow
Thato aMadiba, King of the abaThembu (deceased)

Follow
Dlomo Right Hand House Son, King of the abaThembu (deceased)

The earliest known ancestor of the abaThembu was Mbulali, whose grandson, Thembu, led his people from the present kwaZulu-Natal area to Dedesi in the present day Eastern cape. Eight generations later...

Follow
Madiba aHala, King of the abaThembu (b. - c.1699)

Follow
Hala aDlomo, SV/PROG King of the abaThembu (deceased)

The earliest known ancestor of the abaThembu was Mbulali, whose grandson, Thembu, led his people from the present kwaZulu-Natal area to Dedesi in the present day Eastern cape. Eight generations later...

Follow
Mpondo aNjanya, King of the amaMpondo (deceased)

When there are twins from the great house, such as Mpondo and Mpondomise, prioritising the rights of inheritance becomes a matter of the father’s preference. In naming his heir, the father takes...

Follow
Mhlontlo (fl 1880), last King of the amaMpondomise MP (deceased)

The story of how the Mpondomise were wiped out On 23 Oct 1880, Paramount Chief of the Mpondomise, Mhlonto , lured Hamilton Hope - the resident magistrate at Qumbu in the Eastern Cape - and his staff,...

Follow
Myeki (fl 1839), King of the amaMpondomise (deceased)

Peires, JB. ‘The House of Phalo’. Johannesburg, SA, Raven Press, 1981. Print. Contact Sharon Doubell

Follow
Qiya aCabe, Great House Son who lost the kingship of the amaMpondo (deceased)

The story of how the Mpondo kingship transferred from Qiya to Gangata Qiya , the Great House Son and heir to the Mponde king, Cabe , fell out with his younger brother, Gangata . In the fighting that ...

Follow
NN Great House Wife of Qiya then Gangata (deceased)

The story of how the Mpondo kingship transferred from Qiya to Gangata Qiya, the Great House Son and heir to the Mponde king, Cabe , fell out with his younger brother, Gangata . In the fighting that e...

Follow
Steve Biko MP (1946 - 1977)

Steve Biko - Wikipedia entry "On 18 August 1977, Biko was arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No 83 of 1967 and interrogated by officers of the Port Elizabeth security police inc...

Follow
Sigcawu aMqikela, King of amaMpondo (deceased)

Crampton, Hazel. ‘The Sunburnt Queen’. Johannesburg: Jacana. 2004. Print. Contact Sharon Doubell

Follow
Mqikela aFaku, King of amaMpondo (deceased)

Crampton, Hazel. ‘The Sunburnt Queen’. Johannesburg: Jacana. 2004. Print. Contact Sharon Doubell

Follow
Ndayeni aCitwayo, King of amaMpondo (deceased)

Follow
Ngqungqushe aNyawuza, King of amaMpondo (deceased)

Crampton, Hazel. ‘The Sunburnt Queen’. Johannesburg: Jacana. 2004. Print. Contact Sharon Doubell

Follow
Faku aNgqungqushe, King of amaMpondo (deceased)

Crampton, Hazel. ‘The Sunburnt Queen’. Johannesburg: Jacana. 2004. Print. Contact Sharon Doubell

Follow
Tahle aNdayeni, King of amaMpondo (deceased)

Crampton, Hazel. ‘The Sunburnt Queen’. Johannesburg: Jacana. 2004. Print. Contact Sharon Doubell

Follow
Nyawuza aTahle, SV/PROG King of amaMpondo (deceased)

Crampton, Hazel. ‘The Sunburnt Queen’. Johannesburg: Jacana. 2004. Print. Contact Sharon Doubell

Follow
Citwayo aBata, King of amaMpondo (deceased)

Follow
Bata / Bala? aGangata, King of amaMpondo (deceased)

The story of how the Mpondo kingship transferred from Qiya to Gangata Qiya , the Great House Son and heir to the Mponde king, Cabe , fell out with his younger brother, Gangata . In the fighting that ...

Follow
Gangata aCabe, Right Hand House Son who became King of the amaMpondo (deceased)

The story of how the Mpondo kingship transferred from Qiya to Gangata Qiya , the Great House Son and heir to the Mponde king, Cabe , fell out with his younger brother, Gangata . In the fighting that ...

Follow
Cabe aNcindise, King of the amaMpondo (deceased)

The story of how the Mpondo kingship transferred from Qiya to Gangata Qiya, the Great House Son and heir to the Mponde king, Cabe , fell out with his younger brother, Gangata . In the fighting that e...

Follow
Njanya aSibiside (deceased)

Crampton, Hazel. ‘The Sunburnt Queen’. Johannesburg: Jacana. 2004. Print. Contact Sharon Doubell

Follow
Sibiside (deceased)

Crampton, Hazel. ‘The Sunburnt Queen’. Johannesburg: Jacana. 2004. Print. Contact Sharon Doubell

Follow
Mpondomise aNjanya, King of the amaMpondomise (deceased)

When there are twins from the great house, such as Mpondo and Mpondomise, prioritising the rights of inheritance becomes a matter of the father’s preference. In naming his heir, the father takes...

Follow
Santsabe aMwa, King of the amaMpondo (deceased)

Crampton, Hazel. ‘The Sunburnt Queen’. Johannesburg: Jacana. 2004. Print. Contact Sharon Doubell

Follow
Sukude aMkondwane, King of the amaMpondo (deceased)

Crampton, Hazel. ‘The Sunburnt Queen’. Johannesburg: Jacana. 2004. Print. Contact Sharon Doubell

Follow
Msiza aTobe, King of the amaMpondo (deceased)

Crampton, Hazel. ‘The Sunburnt Queen’. Johannesburg: Jacana. 2004. Print. Contact Sharon Doubell

Follow
Thiso kaNgconde (deceased)

Tshiwo had three sons Phalo the Paramount, followed by Gwali founder of the amaGwali and Thiso.

Follow
Gando kaNgconde, amaKwayi Chief (deceased)

Ngconde’s children were Hleke founder of the amaHleke, Mdange (~ 1736) of the imiDange Gando of the amaKwayi and Tshiwo (~1704) who was Paramount to all Xhosa speaking nations in the r...

Follow
Ketshe kaTogu, amaBhayi Chief (deceased)

Tshawe had Ngcwangu who gave birth to Skhomo who gave birth to Togu in around 1686. Togu had three sons Ntinde who founded the amaNtinde tribe, Ketshe who founded the amaBhayi and Ngconde who...

Follow
Qwambi kaNkosiyamntu (deceased)

As his people were moving and expanding Xhosa begot Malangana who begot Nkosiyamntu. Nkosiyamntu had four children the Cirha, Tshawe, Jwara (oldest), Qwambi. When Nkosiyamntu died his Greathouse son Ci...

Follow
Umnguni MP (deceased)

A long time ago, from a place in the Luhlangeni mountains near the lost river Dadasi a Chief known only as Umnguni from the name of his people decided to emigrate South across the Ukhahlamba (Drakensbu...

Follow
umXhosa kaUmnguni MP (deceased)

A long time ago, from a place in the Luhlangeni mountains near the lost river Dadasi a Chief known only as Umnguni from the name of his people decided to emigrate South across the Ukhahlamba (Drakensbu...

Follow
Malangana kaUmXhosa (deceased)

Xhosa as his people were moving and expanding begot Malangana who begot Nkosiyamntu. Nkosiyamntu had four children the Cirha, Tshawe, Jwara (oldest), Qwambi. When Nkosiyamntu died his Greathouse son Ci...

Follow
Mguntu aNqoko (deceased)

Peires, JB: ‘The House of Phalo’. 1981, Raven Press, Johannesburg, SA p70

Follow
Kalashe aNgoko (deceased)

Peires, JB: ‘The House of Phalo’. 1981, Raven Press, Johannesburg, SA p70

Follow
NN (mother of Ncaphayi) of the Thembu, Right Hand Wife (deceased)

Follow
Lindinyura aHintsa (deceased)

Follow
Mhala kaNdlambe (b. - 1875)

Peires, JB: ‘The House of Phalo’. 1981, Raven Press, Johannesburg, SA Mostert, Noel: ‘Frontiers’. 1992, Jonathan Cape, London Ndlambe died on 10 Feb 1828, at ninety or...

Follow
Gasela kaNukwe (b. - 1845)

Peires, JB: ‘The House of Phalo’. 1981, Raven Press, Johannesburg, SA

Follow
Bika kaNukwa (deceased)

Peires, JB: ‘The House of Phalo’. 1981, Raven Press, Johannesburg, SA

Follow
Kondile kaMhala (deceased)

Peires, JB: ‘The House of Phalo’. 1981, Raven Press, Johannesburg, SA

Follow
Smith kaMhala (deceased)

Peires, JB: ‘The House of Phalo’. 1981, Raven Press, Johannesburg, SA

Follow
Makinana kaMhala (deceased)

Peires, JB: ‘The House of Phalo’. 1981, Raven Press, Johannesburg, SA

Follow
Jali kaMqhayi (b. - 1878)

Peires, JB: ‘The House of Phalo’. 1981, Raven Press, Johannesburg, SA

Follow
Siyolo kaMdushane, a chief of the Gcaleka Xhosa MP (b. - 1879)

Crampton has 'Qasana' & his brother, 'Siyol'o as the brothers of 'Mdushane' (ie 3 sons of 'Ndlamde') - whereas Peires has 'Qasana' and 'Siyolo' as the sons (by the same mother) of 'Mdushane' (ie the gr...

Follow
Qasana kaMdushane MP (deceased)

Crampton has 'Qasana' & his brother, 'Siyol'o as the brothers of 'Mdushane' (ie 3 sons of 'Ndlamde') - whereas Peires has 'Qasana' and 'Siyolo' as the sons (by the same mother) of 'Mdushane' (ie the gr...

Follow
Siwani kaMdushane, Chief of imiDushane kaNdlambe (deceased)

Peires, JB: ‘The House of Phalo’. 1981, Raven Press, Johannesburg, SA Crampton, Hazel. ‘The Sunburnt Queen’. Johannesburg: Jacana. 2004. Print. Contact Sharon Doubell

Follow
Mdushane aNdlambe, Chief of imiDushane kaNdlambe MP (1780 - 1829)

Crampton, Hazel. ‘The Sunburnt Queen’. Johannesburg: Jacana. 2004. Print. Contact Sharon Doubell Peires, JB: ‘The House of Phalo’. 1981, Raven Press, Johannesburg, SA ...

Follow
Zethu kaNdlambe (b. - 1846)

Peires, JB: ‘The House of Phalo’. 1981, Raven Press, Johannesburg, SA

Follow
Mqhayi kaNdlambe, Regent (b. - 1854)

Peires, JB: ‘The House of Phalo’. 1981, Raven Press, Johannesburg, SA

Follow
Mxhamli kaNdlambe (b. - 1846)

Peires, JB: ‘The House of Phalo’. 1981, Raven Press, Johannesburg, SA

Follow
Dyani kaNdlambe (b. - 1846)

Peires, JB: ‘The House of Phalo’. 1981, Raven Press, Johannesburg, SA

Follow
Sandile Mgolombane kaNgqika, Great House Son, Paramount Chief of the Rharhabe Xhosa MP (1821 - 1878)

Sandile (1820-1878) - a Chief of the Ngqika and Paramount-Chief of the Rharhabe. A dynamic and charismatic chief, he led the Xhosa armies in several of the Cape-Xhosa Frontier Wars. Having recently bee...

Follow
Maqoma kaNgqika, Right Hand House Son, a Chief of the Ngqika Xhosa MP (1798 - 1873)

Maqoma Born in 1798, he was the Right Hand Son of Ngqika , King of the Rharhabe division of the Xhosa nation. Implacably opposed to his father’s ceding of the land between the Fish and Keiskam...

Follow