Intercultural Exchange with Big 5 flavour Susquehanna University day 2
Morning 2, of the Intercultural Exchange with Big 5 flavour, Susquehanna University day 2, was an early breakfast with the host families, and once again, lengthy, emotional good-byes, leaving by 07:30, as we head for Nqutu, in Kzn.
As part of Taste of Africa’s support for the communities participating in our #InterculturalExchange visit, we schedule to have lunch at Thembi, Mbatha’s roadside kitchen. Thembi is one of the Mkonjane Village home-stay hostesses, in particular, our sister, where Nettie & I sleep whenever we visit the Village.
Lunch at a roadside kitchen with Thembi’s.
Following our lunch, we head into the Intercultural Exchange with Big 5 flavour as we prepare to meet the Chief
Our highlight of the visit to the Mkonjane, Zulu Village is the opportunity to be presented to Chief Molefe, a Sotho Chief in the Zulu Kingdom
The interaction with the Chief was really exciting, as against the very formal introduction and respects of 2014, here, we were given the opportunity to ask the Chief any question, this allowed me personally to glean a little more knowledge on how the Basutu, not only occupied land in the Zulu area, but was allowed their Traditional Leadership.
The 2014 group did not have this privilege, but we have a look back at their evening, and try to balance the two experiences:
2014, very formal:
Two extremely different experiences. I loved the 2016 experience, but the 2014 experience will live with me;
We booked in with our families, then combined supper with Nguni Clan;
Unusually, on this occasion, the Head-Lady is doing the dishing up for both the guests and her subjects. I am not providing comment at this stage, maybe one of the 2014 group may wish to comment;
Thanks for spending day 2 with us in our Intercultural Exchange.
The Mkonjane Village Community
Day 3 coming soon: