to Glory: Kingdoms of the South
history of Southern Africa and its peoples has been denied
many times over. In order to justify the occupation, and colonial
settlement of Southern Africa a history was erased. The European
settlers claimed that there had been nothing before their
arrival. To deny the history of a people, was to deny a cultural
heritage, and the identity of a nation.
discoveries uncovered the ruins of past civilizations, and
also uncovered the truth. Despite evidence of the existence
of these societies, the discoveries were hidden from public
view. The true history of South Africa was only until recently,
history of Southern Africa can be traced back thousands of
years to the ancient societies of the San bushmen. Also, in
the Limpopo Plateau, kingdoms such as Mapungubwe and Great
a later era, the powerful Zulu nation formed to fight the
colonial advances upon their territory.