Tag Archives: literary tourism
November 29, 2012

Sbongiseni Dladla – tourist guide from Inanda

Sbo ‘Obama’ Dladla from eNanda has been trained as a tourist guide specialized in Literary Tourism

Or listen to the audio clip: Sbo Dladla.

Sbo, also known as ‘Obama’ by many, grew up in KwaMashu and currently resides in Ohlange next to the John Dube Family House. He talks about the main factors that contributed to his success today. He is pursuing a career as a tour guide as well as a writer of Literary Tourism stories. He outlines his community involvements and initiatives probed. A few of the numerous examples that he mentions are a book club at the local library in Inanda, which he established and the annual 23km Gandhi Salt march that he is involved in. This is all in aid of his community empowerment strategy to uplift their lives. He ends with the wise words from Mahatma Gandhi, which are the words he lives by. (Summary by Arisha Govender)


November 29, 2012

Shiney Bright – tourist guide

Shiney Bright is a tourist guide, specialized in literary tourism. She talks about how she became a guide and what she values about guiding in eNanda.

Or listen to the audio clip: Shiney Bright

Summary: Shiney is a highly knowledgeable lady with a British background who has an extraordinary insight into the history and politics of Inanda. She reminisces as far back as 1996 where she expresses her thoughts of her first visit to Inanda. Post 1996 there was a rise in visitors to South Africa and due to her ability to speak a variety of languages,  she became a tour guide. She speaks about how she acquired her vast understanding of African culture; she attributes this to her so called “Profs of African Culture” who stayed with her and taught her everything she knows. She speaks very highly of the “amazing visionaries”, sites along the heritage route and its diversity and unique religious beliefs. She states that there are no fancy buildings in Inanda but the people of Inanda make the place special. (Summary by Arisha Govender)