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Phansi Ngokushaya Abantu Besifazane

Minyaka yonke, njalo ngomhlaka-25 kuLwezi kuya kumhlaka-10 kuZibandlela, umhlaba wonke usuke ubungaza umkhankaso obizwa ngokuthi i-16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Ezweni lethu iNingizimu Afrika, lo mkhankaso waziwa ngokuthi i-16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign. Inhloso yalo mkhankaso wukuqwashisa umphakathi nokulwa nokuhlukunyezwa kwabantu besifazane nezingane. Ngeshwa-ke, i-Ningizimu Afrika […]

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Ulwazi Fieldworkers: November

Last month Durban’s Playhouse Company commemorated local theatre with its first ever KZN Arts Showcase. A celebration of drama and dance works, the festival also featured a number of poetry sessions performed in English and isiZulu. One of our Ulwazi fieldworkers, Nkosikhona Duma, was on hand to capture the magic! It’s easy to understand the passion […]

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KwaZulu–Natal Heritage Collection

The Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) is currently hosting an exhibition of the most beautiful and impressive collection of artefacts from KwaZulu-Natal, including a wonderful assortment of wood and clay antique vessels. The exhibition draws on JAG’s Maritz Collection of artefacts from various parts of KZN. Included, as a minor part of the exhibition, is a computer […]

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Book Launch: A Literary Guide to KwaZulu-Natal

If you’re a keen reader, and are interested in finding out more about authors local to KZN then drop in at the book launch of A Literary Guide to KwaZulu-Natal tomorrow night, when the authors Niall McNulty and Lindy Stiebel will be in attendance. We are exceptionally proud of Niall, who was one of the original founders […]

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Heading Home

Moving on from our earlier list of South African slang words, we’ve just discovered the most delightful Facebook page that appears belong to an individual, Melusi Tshabalala. Melusi has taken it upon himself to do an isiZulu ‘word of the day’ on his FB page, and the results are not only informative, but also highly entertaining! […]

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South African Slang

At the beginning of this year we attempted a summary of isiZulu words that had become part of everyday language, and were understood by the vast majority of South Africans. But language is fluid and ever-changing so we thought that we should revisit our list to see if anything needed adding – and in the […]

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