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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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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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