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Makatiso
Ngaka

Born 1947, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Makatiso moved to Cape Town in 1988. Her family live in Cape Town with 1 daughter in Johannesburg whom she gets to see during the December holidays. Her favourite food is pap, meat and vegetables and on a Sunday afternoon you will usually find her home cooking. When she isn’t beading she loves to socialize with her neighbours.

Makatiso Ngaka

Let’s hear from Makatiso:

Ukhuliswe kanjani?
Ke Makatiso Ngaka hakele ngwana neke bitswa Mapaseka Sam Keholetse Mouth Fletcher EC sebakeng sa Moqapalla ,rene re phela hamonte haholo ntate moholo ana le polasi a ruile haholo reja nama kamefuta ea diphahlo.redula le batho bangata baneng ba hiruwe heso

Any stories of your upbringing? What was your upbringing like?
I grow up in Mouth Fletcher EC village called Moqapalla I was called Mapaseka Sam,it was very nice when I was growing up my grandfather has a farm he was very wealthy ,we were eating different kind of meat ,we stayed with a lots of people that were hired by my grandfather.

Ngubani wakwazisa ngentsimbi?
Sefaha sene se rokwa ke mme waka le bo mmagwane ,kaqala hobasheba ka thonoka thlako tse weleng fatshe kaqala hoithuta ho horoka sefaha kena le lemotse 9 kapa10 hone ho etsuwa lithithana mabanta re khaba kayona

How were you introduced to beading?
My mother and my aunts used to do beading me as a child I will pick the beads that fell and look what they are doing and taught myself I think I was 9 or 10 years ,They were beading Thithana and belt for them to wear so they can look nice.

Yintoni ekukhuthazayo ebomini?
Bophelong kethabisa kehobona ke thusa batho ka hoba ruta mosebetsi wa matsoho.

What inspires you in life?
I am enjoying in my life when I am able to help people teach them how to work with hands.

Yintoni oyithandayo kakhulu ukukhlohla intsimbi?
Kerata hobake kgona hoiketsetsa chelate kesakope mothong le hodula ke le busy kesebetsa ho otlolla matshoho

What do you love about beading?
Love about beading is to make money for myself not to ask people, and to stay busy so that I can exercise my hands.

Yintoni ofuna abantu bayazingawe?
Ke batla batho bantsebe ka hore kemotho anang le thahasello ya ho thusa ,ke rata kereke ke mopelo,ke rata batho, kehodisa bana baka ka lerarto

What do you want to be known for?
I wanted people to know me that I got that desire to help people, I am a religious person (Catholic)I have join secret heart, I raise my children with love.

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