National Geographic : 1931 Apr
THE RAND MINE "BOYS"' WEEKLY DANCE RIVALS A CIRCUS, RODEO, AND FOOTBALL MATCH COMBINED Superb in leopard skins, beads, head plumes, oxtail knee adornments, an impi (regiment) takes the field. And now athousand assegais and oxhide shields are brandished and a thousand voices chant, "We dance as our fathers did when they fought the white people !"(See text, pages 488-9.) 0 .. * ,,. ,, ,,-,. -,.- ,, ^^^ . ,, -, ... ... ., ... . ., .. Photographs by Melville Chater A PELL-MELL PAGEANT OF SAVAGE MAGNIFICENCE: NATIVE MINERS DANCING ON THE MINING COMPOUND AT JOHANNESBURG To help their black workers keep cheerful and healthy, the mine operators encourage these tribal dances, but donot permit the members of one group to hold competitions with those of another, lest a warlike spirit be enkindled.