Month: July 2017

LM Slingela

Through the Eyes of a Football Legend: The Xhalanga Blues FC

Cala used to be the breeding place of sport. In the early 50’s, the football teams in Cala were some of the best in the Western Transkei. Then there was Xhalanga Blues FC formed in 1963 by the likes of LM Slingela who played at that time. Slingela went on to manage Xhalanga Blues FC…
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Cala Feature

Cala: Liberation through Education

Situated on the Tsomo River in the Sakhisizwe Municipality, 28 km southwest of Elliot is Cala – a town plagued by poverty and ravaged by the apartheid-era Bantustan policy. However, this rural town and the surrounding Xhalanga district boasts a number of prominent people, who are products of its dusty streets and aided the anti-apartheid…
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An Introduction to CALUSA

CALUSA was founded in a political climate where the best place for “troublesome” people was the grave. The murder of struggle activist Batandwa Ndondo made it clear that the Apartheid regime would do more than detain those who resisted the system. When CALUSA was founded in 1983 by, Meluxolo Silinga, Bambo Qongqo, and Lungisile Ntsebeza,…
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