It is the belief of the Magqubu Ntombela Memorial
Foundation that the preservation of traditional
knowledge, history and culture has become absolutely
vital in Southern Africa if we are to prosper
as a winning nation and respect the diversity
of people and culture.
The establishment of the Magqubu Ntombela Memorial
Foundation (MNF / the Foundation), founded by
Dr Player, Andrew Ewing and Nick Steele, was based
on a promise that Dr Player made to Magqubu Ntombela.
Dr Ian Player, who considers Magqubu his great
mentor and friend, once said: "Through his
patient instruction he introduced me to a new
cosmology. We worked together capturing rhino
and on long patrols fighting poaching gangs. Together
we took more than 1000 people into wilderness
areas of iMfolozi and Lake St Lucia. He always
led with courage; following the rhino paths and
stopping to explain the history of the landscape.
For Magqubu the hills and trees lived."
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