Bana Ba Malahlela – A biographical description of the origins of Makhudu Traditional Authority


The book was written at the request of Makhudu Traditional Council on behalf of Makhudu Traditional Authority in 2012.

The aim of the book is describe in detail the origins of Makhudu Traditional Authority as an institution and a governance structure tasked with the administration of Mankgaile village in Ga-Molepo. It will also assist transfer knowledge held by elders of the council to the younger generation thereby helping bridge the generational gap.

In addition, the book will help do away with stereotypes often associated with traditional leadership such that people begin to understand the relevance and importance of indigenous knowledge systems in the 21st century.

The first edition of the book is written in Northern Sotho pending possible translation into other languages in the next edition.

In 2016, the book was once again reviewed by elders of Makhudu Traditional Council for errors and gaps. The book was edited and a 2016 edition published.

The ultimate goal is to compile an encyclopedia of the origins of traditional councils in Ga Molepo, in particular councils led by headmen/women and their relation to the origins of senior council at The Molepo Traditional Authority Headquaters in Boshega.

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The book is written by Mahlaga Molepo at the request of Makhudu Traditional

Council.Cover design: TawandaMhandu(from Zimbabwe)

Contributors: Mr Mashegoane John Molepo, Mr Mashao Mashaphu, Mrs Ntšeboa Mashaphu(may her soul rest in peace).

Proofreaders: Malahlela Calvin Molepo, Mr James Makgopa Molepo, Mr Makopa Ngwato Molepo

Editors: Mahlaga Molepo

Publisher: Molepo Traditional Dance Coop. LTD



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