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PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN BY PETER MAGUBANE. OCTOBER 1959 – RUSTENBURG CORONATION . SAED:SOCIAL:PERSONALITY:DRUM OCTOBER 1959 � The Chief�s naval uniform was only sign of British influence. Rustenburg Coronation � It lasted three days. Fifteen thousand people came. Jazz bands, brass bands, the lot. Even the Minister of Bantu Administration looked in at the village of Phokeng for the coronation of Chief �dward Patric Lbone Molotlegi of the Bafokeng tribe. Joburg�s nitelife celebrities, professional men, teachers, factory workers, businessmen and the usual �guests� who turn up to everything going. They all flocked to the dusty, country village of Phokeng, near Rustenburg, in the Transvaal. It was going to be �The feast of the year,� (Photograph by Peter Magubane �Baileys Archives) NEG 19