20th September 1924: Amahlubi arrived in the North West from Alice in the Eastern Cape led by Nkosi Nonkonyana Shadrack Fuba Zibi. The Chief realised the importance of land ownership when he was in Europe in the French World War and, on his return to South Africa, he convinced his regiment that they should acquire land with their salaries.  

The community is currently under the leadership of Nkosi Madoda Shadrack Zibi, who has engineered development to be spread across 5 villages, which include Khayakhulu, Welgeval, KwaNolanga, Welverdiend, Goedehoop, Welgeval, with a current population of 13 598 people (Female: 7190, Male: 6408).  

Amahlubi are a progressive community, and its leadership believes in the upliftment of all. Nolitha Chemicals was founded as an initiative to ensure job creation and skills development for rural women. 



The Zibi App is another initiative being led by this progressive community. Download and join the Zibi App as a member of Amahlubi Chairmans Foundation to contribute to the development of women in rural traditional communities.