Shangaan Weddings

Many changes have taken place on the African Continent in the past centuries however a history of tradition and culture still exists. The people are still keen to share the stories of their ancestors and although the culture has been modified over time the roots of tradition still remain. Let me introduce you to the Shangaan people, with whom I have worked closely over years spent in the Lowveld. After the bloody defeat of the Ndwandwe clan by Shaka – king of the Zulu, three leaders each having a small following, headed north to surprise and conquer the peaceful Tsonga people. One group under the leadership of Shoshangane remained between the Thonga and the Ndawu while the other two headed towards the Limpopo River. Shoshangane established an empire, which became known as the Gaza, the Tsonga became known as the maShangana or “Shangaans.” Gazaland was the last surviving black empire

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How to Start a Foreclosure Cleanup and Property Preservation Company

A new article on June 3, 2009 from MSN Money writer Michael Brush indicates that there is a third wave of foreclosures still to come from prime borrowers (i.e. those previously “safe-borrowers” with sound credit and fixed-rate mortgages) as a result of job losses thanks to the worsening economy (“Coming: A 3rd Wave of Foreclosures”). The article states that “In the first quarter, the percentage of these borrowers who were behind on their mortgages or in foreclosure had doubled from a year earlier, to nearly 6%” and goes on to say that “Credit Suisseanalyst Rod Dubitsky predicted last week that 8.1 million mortgages, or 16% of all mortgages, will go into foreclosure over the next four years. A weak economy, continued declines in home prices and rising delinquencies among prime borrowers all but ensure that foreclosures “will march steadily higher,” he says.” Not such great news for the economy, but

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Animal Jewelry

Animal motifs have featured heavily in accessories this season, and the good news is that your investment will continue to pay off for even longer. The largest jewelry trend of the Summer is set to transition into Fall, to be layered over chunky sweaters and knitted dresses. The enduring appeal of animal jewelry is likely to be found in the cuteness of a lot of pieces, as well as the awesomeness of those items that have a more serious, dramatic edge. These creatures, cast in bronze, pewters and golds, have a classic effect, instantly bringing a touch of glam to any outfit while the more fierce pieces add an oh so cool, rock chick vibe. For a look that really devotes itself to the animal kingdom, pair your metallic pieces with leopard print. Do not worry about looking over the top, leopard print is so classic that these days it

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Food Safety FAQ Tips and Tricks for a Safe, Clean Kitchen

Food Safety – FAQ Tips and Tricks Food Safety is very important and knowing about it can help keep you and your family healthy. Here are some answers, tips, and tricks, to frequently asked questions that you may have about food safety. “What is the safe holding temperature for foods that are already cooked?” If you have any potentially hazardous foods which are not served immediately after you are done cooking them, then they must be either cooled down to a temperature of less than 40 degrees, or held at 140 degrees or higher. Food safety is all about keeping the foods you cook at the right temperatures, and not in the danger zone. “What Happens if I do not hold the food at temperatures under 40 degrees or above 140 degrees?” Foods that are held at a temperature that’s either under 40 or over 140, it is in what

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