Nguni

“Nguni cattle descend from both Bos taurus and Bos indicus cattle and entered Africa around 8000 years ago. As the tribes migrated south into Africa they took their cattle along. Through natural selection and environmental interaction the cattle evolved into the hardy breed we know today as the Nguni. As the tribes settled in different areas, distinctive cattle ecotypes developed, but are essentially still Ngunis. Only in 1932 did the late Professor HH Curzon make an effort to breed true to type Nguni cattle which resulted in the formation of the Bartlow Combine breeding station in the late 1940’s. Another milestone in the recognition of the Nguni breed was the Bonsma report of 1950 on indigenous cattle in South Africa where the appreciation of this adapted breed was highlighted”. – from thecattlesite.com

In the Twilight Zone

Half light let me associate this Weekly Photo Challenge with Twilight.

And this is my impression after reading the poem of  African poet Unathi Slasha

Like Nxele, the Nguni cows
are never coming back
Their kraal has been
razed to the ground
As long as the royal sceptre
is clinched
in the right hand
of the adamant adanggaman,
the cows are to forever
wander, away
from the motherland.

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Boundaries? What Boundaries???

South African SpaceLab Nguni1 with me and my imaginary twin about to enter the mysterious ‘Black Hole’. Boundaries??? Don’t think so.

Weekend Greetings from Outerspace.

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