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October 30, 2013

Photos of Leonard Robert Cele

Leonard Robert Cele (1912 – 1954)

Leonard Robert Cele


Standing from left: Leonard Robert Cele (1912 – 1954) and Frances Tosh (formerly Gumede) Cele (1914 – 2000) Photo taken in 1937 on their wedding day. Inanda Mission Station.

L.R. Cele (Principal) of eMawoti Primary School

L.R. Cele (Principal) of eMawoti Primary School

Courtesy of Mwelele Cele (private collection)

October 30, 2013

Rev. B.K. Dludla – Photos

Reverend B.K Dludla was chair of Inanda Seminary Governing Council from 1965-1981.

Photos are courtesy of Ilanga News

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Rev. B.K Dludla

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Rev. B.K Dludla

September 25, 2013

Lindelile Jojo – eNanda Online poster and flyer


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Lindelile Jojo designed the poster and flyer for eNanda Online.

Here is what he says about himself:

My name is Lindile Jojo. I come from the eastern Cape Province, a small town called Mount Frere. I did all my junior and high school years there. When I finished my metric I thought I was going to be an engineer but at heart I was always the creative one at home even back at my school years. That is when one of my high school teachers told me about fine arts and every thing that involved design hence she had seen the drawings I had done for her.  


September 16, 2013

Joel E. Tishken – Isaiah Shembe’s Prophetic Uhlanga

shembeJoel E. Tishken has recently written a book about the Prophet Isaiah Shembe. This is what Joel had to say about the book:

The Worldview of the Nazareth Baptist Church in Colonial South Africa. My book’s central contribution to knowledge concerns a rethinking of how scholars view colonized communities. I challenge nationalist and postcolonialist discourses about colonized populations that have viewed empire and its consequences as the prime determinants of colonized individuals’ lives. Instead I argue that the worldview embraced by Shembe and his congregants was prophetically defined and reified. At the heart of the narrative Shembe and church members told of themselves was a sincere and faithful conviction that Shembe was God’s anointed prophet and his followers God’s new chosen people. Therefore, within their understanding of colonial South Africa, British imperialism and white supremacy were part of God’s cosmic vision to provide atonement and salvation for Africans – plans they believed God was prophetically communicating to Shembe. The historical narrative, theology, and identity of Shembe and his parishioners revolved around this prophetically prescribed explanation for the conditions of colonial Africa.

Full bibliographic information may be found at:

September 2, 2013

Inanda Heritage Route – School Challenge

Click here : Woza eNanda School Challenge Report

Summary : The Woza eNanda School Challenge was a Durban Tourism initiative, schools around Durban were toured through  the Inanda Heritage Route. These tours, consisted of 3 schools per day, 20 students per school (60 students in total, per day) and only grade 12 students participated. The students did a number of activities and were divided into groups.These tours were important for teaching the students about the Inanda Heritage Route and also  teaching them how to work in a team.

July 29, 2013

Inanda Child Welfare

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The Inanda Child Welfare South Africa is an Organisation working with children’s from still born up to nine years of age concerning their protection and family care and development. The organisation is situated at Inanda ohlange area. It was founded by the late Mrs J Madlala and has been operating since is a non-profitable, non-governmental   organisation under Child Welfare South Africa subsidised by the Department of Social development and is working in line with its principles.


 The Inanda Child and Family Welfare Society is committed to provide services and resources for the protection of children and preservation of families through awareness creation: Empowerment and developmental programmes in the communities of Inanda.


Our objection is to protect the interest and promote well-being, safety and opt mental of children through holistic intersect oral developmental and comprehensive system of social services.


To secure environment that promote healthy and self-reliant family lifestyle within each child is nurtured to ensure maximum growth and developmental.


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Dube Village




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In combating poverty some food parcels are given to the foster parents that are still waiting for their social grants to be processed. During the beginning of the year children from our case load are assisted with school uniforms and stationery. Blankets are distributed in winter season.


Groceries for 30 families, sponsored by Afrosun









Mandela Day:

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Blankets and groceries given away by Nedbank-Bridgecity stuff on Mandela Day

   During the 67 minutes for Mandela Day Nedbank Bridge City staff gave out 20 blankets, some goodies and lunch for the orphans,this function went very well and children were very excited and they also felt very special as they were given a special attention for the day. The children were targeted from the office caseload for the unrelated foster care placement and the blankets that were given to them were mini blankets. The children were very excited and happy when they received them.






Volunteers serving women on National Women’s Day

During the National Women’s day, this organisation celebrated with foster mothers from our case load. We invited different speakers from other NGO’S and the following topics; domestic violence, parenting ,gender issues and healthy living were addressed with them.






Child Protection:

In providing protection of children in crisis, risk and or vulnerable this office uses their trained volunteers to assist in identifying the children in need of care. 30 volunteers were deployed in our area of operational as the area is too vast therefore volunteers had to go in pairs in big areas and single in small areas that also assisted in reaching the majority of the children.

 Child Protection Week:

Schools of Inanda are being visited  6214 learners and educators were reached this was a one week process where awareness raising campaign in terms of child abuse, pornography, drugs and substance abuse and child trafficking were addressed.

16 days of activism:

This is done in conjunction with other stakeholders, INK areas with the high risk of domestic violence through the help of INK SAPS statistics. This is done through awareness talks, dialogues and cascading


This is another method applied when doing intervention to our clients. This society runs the supportive group with the foster parents in the related and the unrelated foster care placement. In this group clients are given the space to share their personal experiences in raising foster children and also being empowered with the parenting skills.

Life skills is done with the group of children during school holidays, with this program issues of teenage sexuality is being discussed, children`s rights and responsibilities and developmental stages, child trafficking and awareness in child abuse.

Volunteer programme:

  •  30 volunteers were trained and deployed during the current period; they assisted the social workers in identifying children in need of care and referred to the office.


  • Under staffed – Social workers are carrying high number of caseload and that affects the smooth running of the office and it also increases the level of burn out.
  • Sense of ownership – this office has suffered two burglaries with a period of a month,  that shows that the community doesn`t have the sense of ownership for the organisation as the alleged suspects are from the area.
  • Office space – the working environment is not conducive enough for doing programs and other activities run by the organisation.
  • Funding – insufficient funding is still experienced by this office for it`s sustainability.

Sponsors: Afrosun, Nedbank-Bridgecity, Edison Power

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July 1, 2013

Melodius Gumede, Dorcas Meyiwa and Nomangcoblo Bhengu – Inanda Seminary

Melodious Gumede (née Blose) was a student at Inanda Seminary from 1944-1946, Dorcas Sibusisiwe Meyiwa (née Gumbi) from 1944-1948 and Nomangcobo Sibusisiwe Zamakhosi Bhengu, from 1949-1951. They were interviewed together in Inanda on 20 January 2009 by Meghan Healy as part of her Inanda Seminary Oral History Project. See

Click here for the interview: gumede__bhengu__meyiwa