Tribute to Dr Makhaya Mjana by Dr Alvin Benito Petersen

During my tenure as Head of Music at the University of Fort Hare between 2001 and 2006, the Music Department was, along with the University of Venda and the University of Zululand, a beneficiary of funding from the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) in order to promote indigenous Xhosa music and oral history, as part of the

UFH Blues rampant at the Davison Stadium vs TUT

After two opening defeats the UFH Blues appeared determined to restore their reputation at the outset of this meeting scoring an early try in the 8th minute through Jongizulu Lukho.  The try was what the excited crowed were looking for from the blues. It was a fantastic try from their own 22 where captain Somila Jho took the

Choral World Mourns the Death of a Music Genius

Popular Eastern Cape Choral Music icon, composer, conductor, trainer, and adjudicator Dr Hector Makhaya Mjana, has died.Dr Mjana died on Friday,01 March 2019 in Port Elizabeth after a short illness. Tributes have poured in for the former school teacher, who was born in Port Elizabeth in New Brighton Location on 07 November 1953. Mjana, the founder of Joy