By Mzukona Mantshontsho
MANDLA QWABE benefited from the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa to produce a documentary film called KaNgwane the Legacy Project, a story that educates and exploits insights about the history of the Swazi people.
KaNgwane the Legacy is a documentary film based in Mbombela, Mpumalanga. KaNgwane was a Bantu-Stan intended by the apartheid government to be a semi-independent homeland for the Swazi people. Mandla Qwabe Creations had a mandate to use an artistic form of storytelling as a medium of communicating with communities in search for social change.
The production is inspired by the historical journey and people life’s experiences that were habitants of KaNgwane and surroundings since its inception up to this day.
The body of work recognises historical events, individuals and groups of people who took part in the development of the region since 1977 to 1994, be it in politics, economic development, socio economic development, heritage, education and population dispensation.
Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity.
Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them.
Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS.
Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.