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Ndebele Village
Botsabelo, Mpumalanga

Date:n.d.
Type:Museum
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
25°42'09.86" S 29°24'26.56" E

Ndebele house painting is a style of African art practiced by the Southern Ndebele people of South Africa. It is predominantly practiced by the Ndebele women when painting homes. (Wikipedia)

This is a reconstruction of a Ndebele Village which received severe criticism from many in the architecture profession.

The official opening was commemorated with a granite plaque with the wording:

This plaque was unveiled to
mark the first National Imbizo
on Ubuntu and National Building
on the 17th November 2006 at
Botshabelo. This memorabilia
Was unveiled by the Executive
Deputy President of the Republic
of South Africa Her Excellency
Phumzile Mlambo-Nguka.

2021: The village has deteriorated to a sad state.

These notes were last edited on 2021 05 31