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South(ern) African Journeys of Reverence

WithSHIRLEY DU PLOOY

Research and publications on pilgrimage are relatively few and far between in South(ern) Africa-the southernmost region of Africa, south of the Cunene and Zambezi Rivers, including Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, part of Mozambique and the Republic of South Africa. This chapter seeks to bring South(ern) African studies of pilgrimage into the international arena by focussing on particular case studies of different types of pilgrimage and the substantive issues emerging from them.