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Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:55 pm
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There has been almost nothing in our (SA) media on the topic of Isandlwana's
future - certainly nothing I have seen - which is alarming as one wonders what
is steaming silently away in the backgrou ...

Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:18 pm
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Rich, at present I'm unable to find conclusive statistics on the current percentage of Christian Zulus. In any case, statistics only tell a partial truth. How was the figure of 68% Christian populatio ...

Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:42 pm
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Cetshwayo only took over the reins in 1872 when Mpande died, so in a sense he inherited missionaries who had established their stations during Mpande’s rule. I think a distinction should be mad ...

Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:00 am
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I agree with Peter about it being impossible to generalise.

Edgar Brookes in his 'History of Natal' mentions that one of the complaints leading up to the AZW 'was that Cetshwayo was unfriendly to m ...

Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:01 pm
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Witt doesn't seem to have been a howling success - he only arrived in Natal (for the Church of Sweden Mission) in 1876, timing wasn't good and before long he was in a certain 'hot spot' in 1879! Along ...

Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:21 pm
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Current SA stats:

Christian 68% (includes most whites and Coloureds, about 60% of blacks and about 40% of Indians), Muslim 2%, Hindu 1.5% (60% of Indians), indigenous beliefs and animist 28.5%

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Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:45 pm
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The Zulus didn't exactly welcome the missionaries with open arms. In fact the first missionary to come to Natal, GARDINER, in 1835 was refused permission by Dingane to establish a mission station near ...

Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:43 am
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Thanks so much for your prompt response, Peter. Interesting that George SMITH was with the SPG - I have recently been in touch with the society (now USPG) on another missionary matter. Catherine Wake ...

Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:30 pm
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I quote your site re Rev George SMITH: "He served as a missionary in South Africa from 1870" - can anyone tell me where SMITH was located in the mission field and with what missionary society and/or r ...
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