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A Colourful Feast!

Earlier on we talked about a recently launched online South African dictionary, Mzansi Taal, which 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 […]

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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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Amantshontsho (2018)

Inyanga kaZibandlela yinyanga la khona amaciko amaningi omculo wesintu esuke ededela umsebenzi wawo asuke kade ewupheka ewuthulula enzela abalandela abasuke belangalele ngendlela ukuzwa ukudla kwendlebe okuphekwe amaqhawe azo. Kahle kahle nje lenyanya yinyanga la khona thina balandeli bomculo sisuke sidla sinconcosa njengoba kusuke kukhona nemcimbi ethile yesintu, imigubho kanye ke nemidlalo yesintu esahlukahlukene. Lo Zibandlela […]

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An albino maiden poses with other young women in advance of the Zulu Zulu Reed Dance

Ulwazi Fieldworkers: December

While all eyes are on Africa and talk of an African Renaissance abounds, there are still many naysayers out there who view African customs and traditions as archaic or primitive. This month Nkosikhona Duma set about debunking some of the myths, and correcting the inaccuracies that surround issues such as traditional healers, and the early development of […]

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Yekani ukubulala abantu abane-Albinism!

Imibiko yamaphephandaba ithi cishe sebengamakhulu amabili abantu abane-Albinism asebebulewe ngesihluku kufunwa inyama nezitho zabo zomzimba kuleminyaka eyishumi eyedlule emazweni aseningizimu yezwekazi i-Africa. Ngeshwa kunabantu abasonomkhuba omubi, onyanyisayo, onyantulisa igazi. Ngikhuluma ngamanyala okubulala abantu abane-Albinism ngenxa yokukholelwa ukuthi inyama yabo inenhlanhla. Abanye baphinde bakholelwe ukuthi bangalapheka esifweni sengculaza uma belala ngokocansi nomuntu one-Albinism. Sekukaningana kuqinisekiswa ukuthi […]

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Ukhisimusi Omuhle!

It’s that time of the year again when we wish all of our Ulwazi followers uKhisimusi omuhle nonyaka omusha omuhle! Thank you for the support you’ve shown us this year – our tenth year of running the Ulwazi Programme – it’s been an amazing journey! A blessed holiday to our Ulwazi family. We will see […]

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