22 Khoisan Elders
COME MEET 22 KHOISAN ELDERS this weekend at the UBUNTU FESTIVAL at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit!
Learn more about the Khoisan, the first people who lived in Southern Africa.
Long before the first settlers arrived on South African shores, there were various groups of people who spread out sparsely across the land. These people, today called the Khoisan, were skilled hunter-gatherers and nomadic farmers who lived off the land. And yet, in spite of their earliest presence on the land, they are among the most forgotten.
Archeologists estimate that the pastoral Khoi Khoi and hunter-gatherer San were living in Southern Africa for approximately two thousand years. Archeologists have uncovered artwork and implements believed to be among the oldest in the world.
Many consider the Khoisan to have some of the most incredible knowledge and insights into wild animals and the environment that they inhabit. Their ability to extract nutrients from seemingly inconspicuous plants and survive in generally arid or inhospitable environments is incredible. Many have comprehensive knowledge about the medicinal values of plants, and they use natural items to cure hundreds of ailments without modern medicine.
22 Khoisan Elders are on their way from Cape Town and across South Africa to the UBUNTU FESTIVAL in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, to light the ancestral fire of UBUNTU and hold the energetic space during the festival as custodians of this ancient land. https://ubuntufest.org/
We extend a huge thanks and deep gratitude to the many UBUNTU supporters from around the world that responded to our call for support over the past 48 hours – we raised enough funds to pay for the bus, tented camp and food for 7 days for the Khoisan group of 22 Elders!
Please don’t stop donating – there are many more costs that need to be taken care of and at this stage, the event organiser has incurred great personal debt to make this event happen. It would be a great help to get some support for the great expense of around $100,000 (USD) it has cost to put this event together.
We are a NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANISATION.
The Khoisan group will be leaving Cape Town on Wednesday morning and make several stops on their journey to collect others. I will feed back on the progress of the journey as often as I can.
Spread the message about the festival as widely as you can to help make it the international success it deserves to be – https://ubuntufest.org/ let’s get THOUSANDS through the gates!