Woza wemvula, uzosichela we!Ngaw’ amacons’ abandayo qa!Siyawathanda thina bantwanyana!Umasidlala ugcabhayiyana!Co! co! Umoy’ uyasitshela!Ukuth’ asilindel’ um’ usuzofika!Co!co! Kugcwal’ imifula!Kugcwal’ izihoshana! Kukhal’ amaxoxo,Kukhal’ amabhengwana,Athi hhoyi! hhoyi!Mambeklez’ iph’ ingane yakho?Imuke nomful’ ifun’ amadiye khon’ esihosheni! Hhoyi! imvula yaze yasiyala ngoDudu Ithemba lethu ,Hhiya! Wo!Hhiya! Wo! English Summary This poem was popular with children in the old days when […]
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Wemfaz’ ongaphesheyaUthi bhubhu yini na? Ngithi bhubh’ isidwabaIsidwaba yini na? Amanqamula fece, Amalal’edlubulongo Ashiyel’uSheshanaUSheshan’akanandabaIndab’ inofayoFiyo fayoNgathi ngiyahambaEnsimini kwenuNgabon’ impunziIdl’ amasiNgathi ngiyawacelaYath’ akusiw’ awayo awezalukaziEzidl’ ubuchopho benj’ endala nobencane. Summary In this poem two women are communicating. Each one is on the other side of the river but they can hear each other loud and clear.
Lomlolozelo wawusetshenziswa ngezikhathi zakudala uma abafana bebonakala sebeya emasimini amathole bewashiye ekhaya. Umuntu omdala owayebabuza ukuthi aphi amathole, nabafana baphendule ukuthi asekhaya asele nonina. Lokhu kwakuwumdlalo, ngoba phela kuyaziwa ukuthi amathole awayi emadlelweni. Udlalwa ngokuthi umuntu oyedwa abuze kuthi abanye baphendule ngokuthi ji eyi. Webafana Ji eyiAph’ amathole? Ji eyiAkonina Ji eyiAzodlani?Ji eyiUmngqushumbaJi eyiEwumbephi?Ji eyiEndlin’ […]
We Nomathemba, ushayw’ ubani? Yiyo lendoda! Ibiz’ izelapha Oh! Hhayi ngiyesaba! Gibela nant’ ihhashi Oh! Hhayi ngiyesaba! Ehl’ amathamb’ ebhek’ ezansi, Enyuk’ amathamb’ ebhek’ ephezulu! English Summary This poem is a dialogue between an elder woman and a young woman called Nomathemba who was found crying. When asked what was wrong she pointed at a […]
Durban BAT Centre, Harbour front – “We built it to last!” That is what the legends say when it comes to their youth culture. The BAT Centre (also known as Emtateni), located along the Durban Harbour, is an art development and community centre with art studios, exhibition galleries, music practice rooms, a dance studio, resource […]
Zulu traditional dancer Nunu Mkhize, a leader of KwaMkhize Zulu Traditional Dance Group, said the group was started at KwaZwelibomvu in Pinetown, Durban but is currently staying in Umbumbulu. He started dancing at a very young age and considers it a sport. He believes that by participating in the group it helps him not to focus on negative […]