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Durban International Film Festival

The 39th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) opens today, and in keeping with the theme of Mandela Day, which we celebrated yesterday, the festival includes a number of films which look at the life of our former statesman. Celebrating Mandela One Hundred is a documentary feature conceptualised and produced by renowned South African filmmaker, Anant Singh, […]

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Nelson-Mandela

Mandela Day 2018!

As we commemorate what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday we take the opportunity to pay homage to the incredible spirit of Madiba by giving a little back! Below are just of the activities that you can take part in as your way of commemorating the incredible life of one of the world’s most […]

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New Stars

A New Star!

Newly launched isiZulu publishing company, Kwasukela Books, came about as a result of both a love of reading, and the realisation that the publishing opportunities for authors of indigenous language books was severely restricted in South Africa. English literature student Wade Smit, 23, from the University of Cape Town, established Kwasukela Books after having spent time working […]

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Learning isiZulu

Earlier we wrote about Melusi Tshabalala’s new book, and how Melusi and his colleagues are currently working on an app that will allow readers to scan words in his book in order to hear an audio file with the correct pronunciation of the various words. While isiZulu may be one of the more phonetic languages, this […]

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Melusi’s Everyday Zulu

A while back we wrote about a Facebook page run by advertising creative, Melusi Tshabalala. Melusi had taken it upon himself to write a daily post centred around isiZulu, with each post looking at a different word. While Melusi’s handling of the subject is very entertaining, the idea came about as a result of something a […]

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Nesta Nala

The Nala Pottery Dynasty

While today you do occasionally see Zulu beer pots being made by men, traditionally pot making is the territory of women, who not only make the clay vessels, but are also responsible for brewing the beer that goes into the pots. While Zulu pots have always been both functional and decorative, the women of the […]

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