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Indigenous Games Saturdays

The Phansi Museum in Glenwood has come up with the most fabulous day out for children – and adults! –  in the form of Indigenous Games Saturdays! The museum began hosting the events in December last year. Closed for the holidays it will be relaunching the programme at the end of next month when the […]

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Battle of Isandlwana

Tomorrow marks the 140th anniversary of the Battle of Isandlwana, which saw the Zulu armies, led by King Cetshwayo kaMpande, defeat the British army on the 22nd January 1879. The battle, which lasted four hours and is considered by many to be the most glorious moment in Zulu kingdom’s military history. If you happen to find yourself in Gauteng […]

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Move over Gqom, here comes Amapiano!

It seems that the highveld is giving the east coast a run for its money with Pretoria-born amapiano music starting to edge onto dance floors that were previously littered with bhenga dancers grooving to gqom tunes! Gqom, an edgy style of music that originated in Durban’s townships, seems to be making way for the more […]

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A Colourful Feast!

A recently launched online South African dictionary, Mzansi Taal, not only provides definitions of local lingo but through its choice of words and sayings offers a unique perspective of South African culture. A great example of this is the inclusion of the phrase, “seven colours”. To outsiders these words won’t really mean anything at all, […]

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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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