ZNtv

Zululand Television (ZNtv) is a community-based media house run by Richard and Tania Lyon, designed to produce short videos on a variety of local subjects that may be of interest to tourists and residents alike. Richard is a former journalist and publisher who provides captions and voice-overs, while Tania is responsible for much of the videography and all of the editing, from rough cut to final edits. They work closely with Eshowe’s most famous tour guide, Graham Chennells, who acts as interviewer, translator and researcher.

The Annual Zulu Reed Dance 2017

Horticulturalist Tim Wigley explains & demonstrates permaculture to a group of Zulu single mothers near Eshowe.

Local Eshowe artist Diamond Bozas talks to us about his trip to Paris in 1991, his visit to some famous museums & discovery of artists such as Jean Baptiste Chardin & Paul Cezanne.

The principal of Empumelelweni Primary School near Kwambonambi in Zululand talks about his excitement at receiving four new classrooms donated by dutch NGO de Johanna Bode and the grade one class inhabiting one of them gives our cameraman an impromptu concert.

The inaugural Great Zululand Music Festival featured some of 2017’s hottest music acts, performing in a three-day extravaganza at different venues in the Zululand town of Eshowe.

Senior ZNtv reporter Graham Chennells talks to Viv Garside, Vukani Museum curator, about the extraordinary work of the crafters in Zululand.

Watch the son of Zululand’s original “Python Man” as he celebrates the ancient Zulu “First Fruits Ceremony” by demonstrating his power over evil as he dances with a two-metre snake.

A decade-long partnership between Winterfold House school in England and Ncemaneni Primary near Eshowe saw a visit by a touring party from the British school where they handed over a new science laboratory, and played their hosts at netball and touch rugby.

This is the startling story of one of the million Zulu rural schoolchildren – you will be amazed how far she has walked in her determination to get an education.

Our senior reporter Graham Chennells tours the annual Eshowe Art Exhibition at the George Hotel and talks to some of the artists in attendance.

Ceramic artist Ilona Andrews has been teaching pottery and producing eye-catching crockery for many years: here she talks about her twin passions, pottery and baking.

Eshowe’s resident 4×4 enthusiast, Roger Gaisford, takes a variety of ancient machines into Botswana and over terrain that makes you want to reach for a drink.