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Thando

Thando vela ngamandla. Intando yakho mayigqame manje. Sondela ezweni. Isimo somhlaba sibiza isisombululo esingalethwa nguwe kuphela.   Thando, dlinza uhlale esihlalweni sakho sobukhosi, Ubuse umhlaba.   Inhlonipho iya ngokunyamalala. Amanyala ayanda, Ihlazo liya ngokujwayeleka. Ukuthula, uzwelo nokuzwana sekwaguquka amaphupho andizela phezulu kubantu njengokhozi.   Awu! Ngeke, Phela! Vela manje, Thando.   Nakuba ubumnyama bukhungatha umhlaba, […]

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Bra Willie

Keorapetse William Kgositsile: 19 September 1938-3 January 2018

Yesterday South Africa mourned the passing of its national poet laureate, Professor Keorapetse William Kgositsile. Affectionately referred to as ‘Bra Willie’, Kgositsile was awarded the accolade of laureate in 2006, after the death of Mazisi Kunene. In spite of a long and impressive career in the arts, Kgositsile was perhaps not as well known in his home country as […]

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Ngiyiqhawe le Mpilo yami!

Kulonyaka ngidela konke ukuzenyeza, Ngithabatha ithemba, inhlonipho, nokuzimisela njengomphako wendlela yempilo yami. Yebo, ngizoyihamba le ndlela yempilo ngendlela engibona ingilungele.   Wena omubi ngiyakuxwayisa ngithi deda kweyami impilo! Kanjalo nje, nami ngiyadeda kubantu abakhafula ubumnyama ngamazwi, Ngiyasondela kuwe Mdali, ngithi iba nami Nkosi. Amandla nobungcwele kungokwakho. Ngiyavuma, ngiyakwamukela konke okuhlose ngempilo yami.   Nginomthelela omkhulu […]

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Phansi Ngokushaya Abantu Besifazane

Minyaka yonke, njalo ngomhlaka-25 kuLwezi kuya kumhlaka-10 kuZibandlela, umhlaba wonke usuke ubungaza umkhankaso obizwa ngokuthi i-16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Ezweni lethu iNingizimu Afrika, lo mkhankaso waziwa ngokuthi i-16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign. Inhloso yalo mkhankaso wukuqwashisa umphakathi nokulwa nokuhlukunyezwa kwabantu besifazane nezingane. Ngeshwa-ke, i-Ningizimu Afrika […]

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Nkosi Gumede – Bangiphica Ngenganekwano

Nali igagu lamagama uNkosi Gumede. Ngezansi kuqoshwe inkondlo yakhe kodwa kulabo abangenakulalela bangafunda la: Bangiphica ngenganekwano, Bangigoba ngisemanzi Ngifunda ngokuqonda, bangilusa ngisephansi. Indlela, ngakhula ngakhomba Ngamemeza ngezisho Kwasabela izaga Nganikela ngephimbo, kwasa ngokumnyama, Ngafumbatha ngobuciko, ngabhodla ngokukhanya.   Bakhala ngenhlanhla, Kwathiwa kanjani? Ngoba injubane esuke kuqala kunomfana, Bamukala ngokhamba kwathiwa angani nembiza yaphuza ukuhamba!   […]

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Lerato Sokhulu – Our Monsters

ULerato Sokhulu uyimbongi ezinze eThekwini ngokuhlala. Kungashiwo nje kugcwale umlomo ukuthi ubudlelwano bobuciko noNkosazana Sokhulu bunesisekelo sentando. Kwazise phela ukuthi lentokazi iphinde isebenze njengomsakazi kwesinye seziteshi ezinkulu kwaZulu-Natal, ingumlingisi iphinde ibe futhi umbhali. Wena ofunda le ndatshana, awuke usondele ulalele le ntokazi ishaya inkondlo ngolimi lasemzini lapho khona ixoxa ngendaba ethinta intsha eningi yaseNingizimu Afrika. […]

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