• Azania Canvass

    Redefining the African narrative

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Vhavenda History

The Venda (VhaVenda or Vhangona) are a Southern African Bantu people living mostly near the South African-Zimbabwean border. As with most of the other peoples of South Africa the Venda (VhaVenda) came from the Great Lakes of Central Africa. They first settled down in the Soutpansberg Mountains. Here they built their first capital, D’zata, the ruins of which can still be seen today.

Songhai Empire | West Africa’s Great Empire

The Songhai Empire was a state that dominated the western Sahel in the 15th and 16th centuries. At its peak, it was one of the largest states in African history. Initially, the empire was ruled by the Sonni dynasty (c. 1464–1493), but it was later replaced by the Askiya dynasty (1493–1591).

Queen Modjadji | The Story of the Queen that commanded the Skies

The Rain Queen is a prominent figure in South Africa, in this article we take a look at their history and their current position in the modern world of democracies

Xitsonga | The Tribe that introduced Colour

I am a Venda child that was born and raised in Pretoria. So, when the festive season dawns upon us, it means that that it was time to pack up and get ready to visit the extended family that we had not seen in a year in the neighboring country of Limpopo and not vacation in Europe

Power Struggle

In a series of articles, we want to delve into the history of Eskom to discover what made it successful, what led to the power struggle it is currently experiencing and what are possible solutions that could return it back to efficiency?

Why Azania Canvass?

African history is not often documented and is not often told by the primary source. So, I started Azania Canvass to explore African history and to actually tell it in the manner that it was originally supposed to be told.