Chief executive officer mr nkaelang matenge deputy ceo - operations ms serty leburu deputy ceo - support services mr yagan mukonde risk & internalaudit manager ms elizabeth galeforolwe legal services manager mr octavian seitshiro maintenance manager mr gaotlhobogwe baleseng property sales. For example matenge, the batswana chief in w4en rain clouds gather embodies an accumulation of both personal and historical influences which result in his 'long, gloomy, melancholy suspicious face and his ceaseless intrigues, bitter jealousy and hatred' (451 hatenge is described as being driven by. 8) what is the bad news chief matenge receives at the end of ch 5 9) what is the main theme of ch 6 (2) 10) do a brief character analysis of paulina using ch 7 (10) 11) why is paulina interested in makhaya (2) 12) what do we learn about little isaac (3) 13) ch 9 what is makhaya's opinion of prostitutes and why. Head criticises the injustice of the chieftainship system where the exploitation of the poor is justified as a privilege of the chief matenge inherits servants who are not paid for their work, meaning that as the wealth is passed onto him by his parents, the poor pass on the chains of poverty and enslavement to their children. When they finally had the courage to do this, chief matenge, out of fear, commits suicide the story is bessie head's first published novel and most likely the best of her stories that i have read well, these are all i have to tell you of the great writer known as bessie head thank you for reading through, we. Makhaya is employed by gabriel and the two is set to bring succour to the village, but chief matenge is a stumbling block chief metenge believes that the villagers must be subservient to him – must get his permission before they build a new dam, get married, cultivate their crops and harvest it, etc as this. Chief matenge is the brother of a chief name sekoto being younger gave his older bother the title of paramount chief and all the power that goes with being a paramount chief chief sekoto and his bother are very different in character matenge is the a nuisance to his older bother and inc tried to kill him so sekoto.
Chief matenge rules over golema mmdi but he is a small-minded, petty man, concerned that he should be respected because of who and what he is for him it is all about the principle of being the one in power rather than caring for and guiding a community as a true leader consequently, matenge sees. Fate would have it, their efforts are opposed by a tribalistic and exploitative reactionary sub-chief called matenge and his semi-literate pan-africanist henchman, joas tsepe already notable at this stage of the novel are its explicit concepts of tribal and racial identities and power, as evident in its characters' backgrounds,. Gilbert's fencing of the 250 acres he owned aroused dissatisfaction amongst the village leadership, particularly chief matenge (he had a politician friend by the name of joas tsepe) who believed in communal (common) land ownership gilbert, being a commercial farmer went private land control, something strange in the.
Though the villagers are excited about the possibilities of the project, which would make them more independent, chief matenge is not happy with gilbert's work in fact, matenge, who is portrayed as spoiled and authoritarian, has been sent to the village specifically by his brother sekoto to ensure that gilbert does not cause. Tribalism – pros and cons – chief matenge and sekoto, oppression or community tribal societies identity and belonging – makhaya, refugees, mma millipede and paulina gender – roles and stereotypes – strong / independent women agriculture – the healing process and working the soil 1 week. She works hard to improve the society she is very dynamic she imparts gilbert's ideas to the other women this helps to open up the way for the agricultural revolution in golema mmidi she is thus indispensable to the village community consequently, when chief matenge, an impediment to progress attempts to victimise.
Specifically, they must confront and defeat chief sekoto's brother matenge - a man of whom it would be an understatement to describe as the devil's incarnate they must also fight unfounded long-held traditions like the type of crops grown, land ownership, mode of grazing cattle and others if they are to. He becomes a reliable assistant to gilbert and struggles to help improve their standard of living while contending with the villainous chief, matenge he also falls in love with paulina sebeso, a single mother of two whose independence and strong will makes her standout from the other women of the town. Corrupt local chief – matenge 3 unrelenting climate themes: 1 apartheid: laws and policy of south africa - makhayas frame of mind and source of some of his inner struggles - black people hadshow more content therefore, other tribes who considered themselves superior would not grow or eat it. Tribal chiefs the village of golema mmidi is ruled by chief matenge, an avaricious and unpopular leader his power is nevertheless limited because he must defer to his eider brother, paramount chief sekoto sekoto is described as a very charming man [with] three great loves: fast cars, good food and pretty girls ( wficg.
2 pages character assessment of chief matenge university of south africa communication science ba csc 98051 - fall 2016 register now character assessment of chief matenge 33 pages catcher in the rye notes-2 university of south africa communication science ba csc 98051 - fall 2016 register now. View harold matenge's profile on linkedin, the world's largest professional community harold has 5 jobs jobs listed on their profile see the complete profile on linkedin and discover harold's connections and jobs at similar companies. The first mention of matenge refers to him as the “troublesome and unpopular younger brother” of chief sekoto he is characterised as avaricious and unpleasant, and driven by “the devil” (23) the particular evil represented by matenge is tribalism, an issue it is enough to note that the pitched battle between gilbert and.
He hates his younger brother, matenge he lets makhaya stay in golema mmidi because he wants to destroy his brother matenge chief of golema mmidi he rules unfairly and tries to destroy the co-operative his older brother, sekoto, assigned him to golema mmidi to get rid of him gilbert balfour english agriculturalist. Ruthless and greedy chief of golema mmidi, matenge, that he is unwel- come: we want you to get out when are you going (wrcg, 67) makhaya lives under the permanent threat of deportation as a secu- rity risk so enraged is he that he comes close to killing the chief for elizabeth the agony of not belonging drives.
Even if makheya forgot to remember he was one, chief matenga reminded him, he kept the pot of hate boiling by pulling the refugee card the narratives here point to the modern day sentiments that many have against refugees people like chief matenge have no sun inside them, they have inherited. Technocrat gobe matenge who contributed significantly towards the development of this country turns 90 years old on sunday he has not only proven him my advice is, if you are born the son of a chief and feel you want to join politics then you have the right to do so but, in my view, you should not. Here, makhaya befriends an englishman, gilbert balfour who attempts to modernise agricultural routines in the village and is met with a lot of resistance from the villagers and the chief, matenge, who bears a grudge against gilbert the book further explores makhaya's relations with the inhabitants of golema mmidi.