Tag Archives | isiZulu

Mzansi Taal

Being the multicultural mixing pot that it is, South Africa has more than its fair share of colloquialisms that to an outsider would sound a little peculiar! Over the years we’ve written a number of articles on the different isiZulu slang words that have entered popular culture, but now there’s a one-stop shop which includes […]

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The Ndlovu Youth Choir

If you want to get your feet tapping this morning then do yourself a favour and watch the Ndlovu Youth Choir perform their version of Ed Sheeran’s, Shape of You. Sung predominantly in isiZulu, the choir’s take on the song features all of South Africa’s eleven official languages, as well as the skilful flute playing of […]

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New Stars

A New Star!

Newly launched isiZulu publishing company, Kwasukela Books, came about as a result of both a love of reading, and the realisation that the publishing opportunities for authors of indigenous language books was severely restricted in South Africa. English literature student Wade Smit, 23, from the University of Cape Town, established Kwasukela Books after having spent time working […]

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Learning isiZulu

Earlier we wrote about Melusi Tshabalala’s new book, and how Melusi and his colleagues are working on an app that will allow readers to scan words in his book in order to hear an audio file with the correct pronunciation of the various words. While isiZulu may be one of the more phonetic languages, this is […]

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Melusi’s Everyday Zulu

A while back we wrote about a Facebook page run by advertising creative, Melusi Tshabalala. Melusi had taken it upon himself to write a daily post centred around isiZulu, with each post looking at a different word. While Melusi’s handling of the subject is very entertaining, the idea came about as a result of something […]

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Asikho Ndawo Bakithi

AmaNoveli esiZulu

Iningi lababhali bamanoveli esiZulu abantu abanamakhono amangazayo kodwa iningi labo bavame ukungabi nokwesekwa ezweni lethu uma beqhathaniswa nabezizwe. Lokhu kuyingozi ekuthuthekeni nasekukhuleni kolimi lwesiZulu. Ulimi lwesiZulu lunothile futhi lumnandi. Lapha ngaphansi sifake izithombe namagama amanoveli esiZulu akhombisa lobu buhle, futhi aqhakambisa namakhono abalobi besizwe samaZulu. Imiyalezo – M.J. Mngadi Le noveli idingida izihloko ezisemqoka emlandweni […]

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