10 Years On

This amazingly unique compendium tells the story of the journey travelled since the launch of the Number 43 Legacy Events, dedicated principally to celebrating those who dared their lives for a total liberation of the people of South Africa. It is also, to document this history through the arts, for future generations to appreciate the invaluable power of simple and humble celebrations. Most importantly, it was to commemorate the passing of uMagogo in September of 2007.

There is no better way of preserving these memories, than use a youthful artist of today, to tell the stories through poetry.

The Masilela Family and the Extended Family of Number 43 are eternally grateful to this amazing interpretation and fitting contribution by  Noluthando Buthelezi, of Soweto, who donated her time and intellect to interpret the story of Number 43 and craft 10 beautiful poems, to signify 10 Years of solid accomplishment.

These poems were unveiled at the 9th Annual Number 43 Legacy Event, 2017, under the theme of UNDERAGE; Celebrating Youth as Agents of Change, which draws from the very foundations of the existence of Number 43. Children defined uMagogo and uButhongo’s love for life. The migration from Soweto to Swaziland in 1965, was in search for a better education for their children – a protest against Bantu Education. Every sacrifice since then, was towards the fulfilment of this dream – a better education. The importance of children and education has always been the centrepiece in this historical journey. To this day, we clearly observe the role our youth have defined for themselves, amidst the dynamism and uncertainty of our socio-economic lives.

A combination of a youthful Noluthando and poetry is most apt, in this cause.

In the history of Number 43, Youth straddles that of yesteryear, pivoted by the year 1976, and that of today. Given this inter-generational Youth complex, the 2017 Legacy Event took the format of a panel discussion, consisting of youth from across time.

To acknowledge the role played by our children in charting a new path, the Number 43 Foundation proudly and publicly recognised the four young girls of Pretoria Girls High, for their heroic leadership role in the BLACK HAIR MUST RISE MOVEMENT in 2016. Their action continues to inspire girls, in particular, and youth in general from across the continent. There was no better year to celebrate our youth. This coincided with 10 Years since:

    1. uMagogo, our Mother, bowed out of this world – 30th September of 2007; and
    2. The Book, Number 43 Trelawney Park; kwaMagogo was launched in historical events, both in South Africa and Swaziland – June 2007.

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Book Details

ISBN: 978-0-6399765-9-4

Author: Noluthando Buthelezi

Published: April 2019

No of pages: 46

Format: Soft cover | Portrait

Category: Poetry

Price: R100 excl VAT | $7.50

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Academics, Educationists, Historian, Students the Youth and Parents both in South Africa and globally.

Book Summary:

An amazingly unique compendium that tells the story of the journey travelled since the launch of the Number 43 Legacy Events, dedicated principally to celebrating those people who dared their lives for a total liberation of the people of South Africa. It also documents this history through the arts, for future generations to appreciate the invaluable power of simple and humble celebrations.

There is no better way of preserving these memories than use a youthful artist of today, to tell the stories through poetry. The Masilela Family and the Extended Family of Number 43 are eternally grateful to this amazing interpretation and fitting contribution by Noluthando Buthelezi, who donated her time and intellect to interpret the story of Number 43 and craft 10 beautiful poems, to signify 10 Years of solid accomplishment.

A combination of a youthful Noluthando and poetry is most apt, in this context.

The compendium acknowledges the role played by our children in charting a new path, through four young girls of Pretoria Girls High, for their heroic leadership role in the BLACK HAIR MUST RISE MOVEMENT in 2016. Their action continues to inspire girls, in particular, and youth in general – from across the continent.

About the Author:

A dynamic speaker, writer and performer who has a heart and passion for empowering women and the youth. A renowned poet, songwriter, news anchor and voice-over artist, she does not shy away from using both the media and arts to express her many talents. She entered the scene in 2010, and in 2013 she was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Performance Poetry by The Department of Arts and Culture as part of Windybrow theatre’s 20 years of Democracy Celebration. In August 2016 she scooped a nomination at the Esther Women in the Kingdom Awards, for the significant role that her voice has played the arts and media.

She has travelled across South Africa sharing her great work and continues to be a great inspiration to many. Poetry and Current Affairs, a style of writing and performance that she birthed out of her experience as both a journalist and poet in South Africa – promises a great journey ahead of this rising star.