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Wrist game

Mrs. T Majiya said this game involved holding another person’s hand at the wrist and waving it loosely to and fro. Contents 1 The person consulted 2 Who play this game? 3 What is used to play this game? 4 When is this game played? 5 Where is this game played? 6 How is this […]

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Wrestling

Mrs. Ndwandwe of Ndundulu, KwaZulu claims that girls were set to hold each other and wrestle until one falls. The one who manages to bring down the other is regarded as the stronger one. Contents 1 The person consulted 2 Who play this game? 3 What is used to play this game? 4 When is […]

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Where did she go?

This game is named in a question form to ask about somebody whose whereabouts are not known. This is the explanation given by Ms. G Mkhize. Contents 1 The person consulted 2 Who play this game? 3 What is used to play the game? 4 When is this game played? 5 Where is this game […]

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We are there

Ms. B Siphamla of uMlazi B section explained that “we are there” means that we have arrived at the place we are going to. Contents 1 The person consulted 2 Who play this game? 3 What is used to play this game? 4 When is this game played? 5 Where is this game played? 6 […]

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Zulu boys fighting for ‘iphaphu’ (lung)

Fighting for a piece of meat ‘iphaphu’ (lung) by boys is an indigenous game that is only perfomed during a feast at a homestead during a ceremonial ritual. A cow is slaughtered then ‘iphaphu’ should only be eaten by boys. Rules of eating iphaphu The boys are given this piece of meat and they need […]

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Top-bottom

Mr. D Vilakazi of KwaMaphumulo explains that bottom refers to a lowly area – the ground thus in the game refers to anything that moves on the ground. Top refers to those things flying on air. Contents 1 The person consulted 2 Who play this game? 3 What is used to play this game? 4 […]

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