Setting the boys to fight each other

The valorous boy chose boys according to their age and set them up to fight each other without any quarreling but as a game. Mr. Nzuza gave the explanation. Contents 1 The person consulted 2 Who plays this game? 3 What equipment is used to play the game? 4 Where is it played? 5 When […]

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Pinching game

According to Mrs. T Majiya, one child would hold out his/her hand to another one who would pinch the top backhand and another child does the same to another until the whole lot of children have their hands on top of each other. Contents 1 The person consulted. 2 Who play this game? 3 What […]

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Nombuyiselo Mdlalose Family History , Menzi High School

Mambili was married with mvesho, Mvesho was Nongidiza Husband nongidiza had a big garden around her home . Mvesho was not working. but got a lot of cows , goat chicken and pigs he was looking after his Livestock and helping his wife by ploughing mialies , beans , sweet, potatoes, Amadumbe, potatoes. Imifino and […]

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MashayabhuqeIbhalwe ngu Nokulunga Bhengu First Prize Winner in the isiZulu Language Category of the Creative Writing Competition of the eThekwini Municipal Library 2008. Umklomelo wophume phambili emncintiswaneni wokubhala isiZulu ngokujulile ohlelwe umkhandlu weTheku ngaphansi kwabezomtapho wolwazi onyakeni ka 2008.  uThandi wayenabangani amagama abo kwaku-ngu Thabani, uLifa, uSmiso no Hlengiwe, wayebathanda abangani bakhe. Aphinde alale nabafana. Ugogo wakhe […]

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Jabu Stone, South Africa's 'king of natural hair'

The Story of Dreadlocks and the Hair-Jackers

They may not have originated in South Africa, but with more and more young Zulu people wearing dreadlocks the subject definitely makes for a relevant – and interesting – discussion! Most people seem to think that the hairstyle comes from Jamaica, but really it was just the fact that the Ratsafarians, and Bob Marley in particular, made dreadlocks so […]

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An African Christmas

If you google ‘images of Christmas’ the pictures the internet spews out really don’t look anything like the Christmas time we know and love in South Africa – snowflakes, winter woolies and big old white bearded Father Christmases aren’t really indicative of what it’s like to spend Christmas day in Africa when temperatures soar above […]

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Simon Nkabinde and the Mahotella Queens

Mbaqanga: Your Daily Bread

We’re sticking with our music theme of the last week or two, but this time with a focus on mbaqanga. With its roots in the 1960s, mbaqanga is a style of music with a number of different influences. At a very simplistic level it can be described as an African style of jazz, with western instruments accompanied […]

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