The Importance of the Leopard

The leopard skin is an iconic symbol in Zulu culture. A man dressed in a traditional leopard pelt, or amambatha, is easily recognised as Zulu. The leopard (ingwe) is revered by the Zulus, who consider the cat a totem animal blessed with special powers, but according to Lizwe Ncwane, a senior member of the Shembe church, the power […]

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Silwele

Ibandla lesiZayoni lingelinye kwamakhulukazi eNingizimu Afrika. Kulenyanga siphosa iso emculweni wale bandla ngenhloso yokwandisa ulwazi kulabo abafisa ukuyiqonda kahle le nkonzo yamaZayoni. Sinemiqopho emibili equkethe umculo ovele kubalandeli balenkonzo. Ngezansi sinomqopho esiwushicilelwe uMnu. Mxolisi Mkhwanazi oyilungu le-Amalgamation Mass Choir lapho becula khona ingoma ethi “Silwele”. Le ngoma iholwa nguMnu. Msa Luthuli elekelelwa nguMnu. Banele Dube […]

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Ukuhuba NgesiZayoni

Amahubo ngesiZayoni Amabandla aseZayoni adume kakhulu eNingizimu Afrika ngendlela ahlabelela ngayo nangomndlandla wawo. Kuba lula ukuhlukanisa amalungu asebandleni laseZayoni ngendlela ashuna ngayo izingoma noma ngabe zijwayeleke kangakanani. Lana ngaphansi siqukethe umqopho webandla laseZayoni elizinze eMgababa licula ikhorasi le ngoma ethi: Njengendluzela Ilambele Amanzi, eyaziwa kakhulu amakholwa aseNingizimu Afrika. Balalele ngezansi bethi nje kanjalo “umoya wami ulambele […]

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Inkondlo Yokusola

Iningi labazali ba bantu abamnyama abanayo imfundo nengcebo eningi ebalekelela ekukhuliseni imindeni yabo. Impela, izingane eziningi zebala elinsundu zizalwa ngabantu abasebenza emakhishini nasezingadini. Uma kungenjalo zikhuliswa abazali abaziphilisa ngokudayisa izitshalo nemfuyo noma abadayisi basemigwaqeni. Ukusondelana kobumpofu nesizwe esimnyama akulona iphutha noma ubudomu babantu abamnyama kepha isimo somlando wezwekazi i-Afrika. Yize lokhu kushintsha kancane-kancane ngokuhamba kwesikhathi, […]

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#AfricanLanguagesDay

Last month we celebrated Africa Day on the 25th May. The day, which is recognised internationally, commemorates the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (now known as the African Union), which took place on the 25th May 1963. Part of the motivation for the day is for Africa (and Africans) to tell their own stories, […]

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Inunu Emnyama

Ukuphuma kwelanga ekuseni kuveza ubuhle bezwe, kukhala izinyoni zitshikoza, ziculela ukubona ubuhle bezwe, kwename namathole etshakadula, kanti ke nathi thina bantu sithokozela ukubungaza impilo ngobumnandi bayo kanye nesilethela khona. Kodwa ke futhi ukusa akugcini ngokuphuma kwelanga, ngoba siyavuka ekuseni izulu lidinwe liveva, libafazi bedube inyama. Injabulo yokuphuma kwelanga iphikiswa izinyembezi ezifika nokuduma kwezulu, kuqhume isililo […]

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