“If we look after the earth, the earth will look after us” – Sinegugu Zukulu resident of B
The Amadiba have much to teach the modern world about pre-colonial culture which can inform the many challenges of our present environmental, social and economic crises. They challenge us to reconsider what ‘development’ really is and to critique the dominant and destructive ways in which people, places and natural treasures have been exploited by colonialism and modern ‘civilization’.
SWC is working with the Amadiba to establish a resource centre where their rich history and indigenous knowledge can be curated and shared with the wider world. It is hoped that such a centre will become a place of learning and inspiration for local people and visitors from all over the world.
“The culture of the amaMpondo requires us to pay respect to many places or aspects of the landscape, including burial places, the ocean, sacred
Watch this beautiful short film about the natural medicinal wealth of the area.