Our Story No 18: Mzilikazi, the Bull Elephant

In this week’s extract from the expansive and gripping South African history books series Our Story, we continue with the tale of Mzilikazi. We... read more

Our Story No 17: Mzilikazi’s war kraals

Our extracts from the Our Story series, which tells the history of all the people of South Africa, have been so popular that Heritage Publishers... read more

Our Story No 16: Manthatisi, queen of the Wild Cat

In this week’s Our Story, we meet our first female leader in 19th century SA, Manthatisi of the Wild Cat People. This story of the queen and her... read more

Our Story No 15: Hope’s War

In the Eastern Cape in 1880, there was an uprising against British rule by the AmaQwati and AmaMpondomise in Sulenkama.

Our Story No 14 Makgoba resists the Boers

This week in our series of extracts from Our Story, a new set of books offering a fascinating history of all of the people of SA, we meet Kgoshi Mamphoku Makgoba. King... read more

Our Story No 13 Meeting Shaka

In this week’s extract from the fascinating educational series Our Story, about the history of all South Africans, we meet Henry Francis Fynn. He was the first white... read more

Our Story No 12: Nghunghunyani’s great fight

Last week, we learnt of Muzila, who won control of the Gaza kingdom. In this week’s extract from the popular and fascinating Our Story series on the history of all South... read more

Our Story No 8: Dimbanyika, First Vhavenda King

In this week’s extract from the hugely popular heritage series, Our Story, we meet Dimbanyika and learn of the mystery of the talking cave.