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The Promotion and Preservation of Indigenous Languages

Last week SAFM held an interesting discussion on the preservation and promotion of indigenous languages in South Africa. Radio presenter, Stephen Grootes, debated the issue with Dr Thabo Ditsele, Linguistic PHD student at UCT; Senior lecturer in African Languages at UCT, Dr Tessa Dowling; and Professor Sihawu Ngubane, Head of African Languages and Linguistics at UKZN, and former […]

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Oliver Mtukudzi: 22 September 1952 – 23 January 2019

Last month the continent of Africa lost one of its musical giants with the passing of the legendary Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi. One of Zimbabwe’s most recognised musicians, Mtukudzi didn’t limit himself simply to entertaining people but rather used his talent to address social ills facing communities, with many of his older songs talking about the […]

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Ulwazi Fieldworkers: January 2019

It seems unbelievable that the first month of the year has come and gone already! But with January behind us, we look forward to the month of love! With this in mind, Siboniso Langa’s articles about lobola negotiations seem particularly fitting! January’s stories also featured music and dance. Follow the links below to read about the […]

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The Importance of Language

This Wednesday marks the anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi, who was assassinated on the 30th January 1948. Gandhi, who lived in Durban for many years, believed that in order to be truly liberated, a person must recognise the significance and importance of their own language and culture. In line with this thinking this Wednesday the […]

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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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