Rise to Glory: Kingdoms of the South
The history of Southern Africa and its peoples has been denied
many times over. In order to justify the occupation, and colonial
settlement of Southern Africa a history was erased. The European
settlers claimed that there had been nothing before their arrival.
To deny the history of a people, was to deny a cultural heritage,
and the identity of a nation.
Archaelogical discoveries uncovered the ruins of past
civilizations, and also uncovered the truth. Despite evidence of
the existence of these societies, the discoveries were hidden from
public view. The true history of South Africa was only until
recently, locked away.
The history of Southern Africa can be traced back thousands of
years to the ancient societies of the San bushmen. Also, in the
Limpopo Plateau, kingdoms such as Mapungubwe and Great Zimbabwe
In a later era, the powerful Zulu nation formed to fight the
colonial advances upon their territory. 1 2