THE BATUBATSE, their story and traditions

: Seshai (P.), Seshai (M.) & Hilton-Barber (D.)

R 150.00
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251pp., map, illus., paperback, Tzaneen, 2017


Ponele Seshai discusses the history, culture and identity of the Batubatse people, who trace back to the Shai Kingdom in ancient Ghana, migrating south and eventually settling in the area now known as Limpopo Province, South Africa.

Advocate Ponele Seshai was born in 1948 at Boschplaas, near Hammaskraal, and grew up in the small rural village of Motsinoni. He began his career as a clerk in the Department of Justice, became the first black magistrate in Tzaneen and at the time of his retirement was Regional Magistrate, Siyabuswa regional division, in Mpumalanga Province.