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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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Taking a sickle and cutting rush

According to Ms. G Mkhize, a sickle is a bent iron with sharp tooth used to cut grass. Rush is long thick bladed grass growing in swamps and used to make sleeping mats. Contents 1 The person consulted 2 Who play this game? 3 What is used to play this game? 4 When is this […]

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Setting the boys to fight each other

The valorous boy chose boys according to their age and set them up to fight each other without any quarreling but as a game. Mr. Nzuza gave the explanation. Contents 1 The person consulted 2 Who plays this game? 3 What equipment is used to play the game? 4 Where is it played? 5 When […]

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Pinching game

According to Mrs. T Majiya, one child would hold out his/her hand to another one who would pinch the top backhand and another child does the same to another until the whole lot of children have their hands on top of each other. Contents 1 The person consulted 2 Who plays this game? 3 What […]

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