Gcwalisa Mabhida

Kulenyanga ka Nhlolanja indaba esematheni yindaba yase Moses Mabhida, lapho insizwa yakwa Mpungose ebizwa ngo Khuzani izobe ibambe inqophamlando womcimbi obizwa ngokuthi “Gcwalisa iMabhida” la okuzobe kukhona izinqwele zamaciko omculo wesintu. Lomcimbi ungundaba mlonyeni ebantwini njengoba kuyisenzo sokuqala lesi ukuthi umculi ka Maskandi ezobe ezama khona ukugcwalisa lenkundla la kuzobe kushiyelana khona amaqhawe alomculo inkundla. […]

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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 to simply entertaining people, but rather used his talent to address social ills facing the community, with many of his older songs talking about the struggles […]

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AmaWele

Kunesithombe esisabalele ezinkundleni zokuxhumana kanye nase maphephandabeni esiZulu, la okubanakala intombi egcagca nezinsizwa ezimbili ngesikhathi esisodwa. Lesithombe sisuse omkhulu umsindo lona, abantu bebabaza ishobolo elenzeka esikweni lakithi kwaZulu, okugcine kuphoqa ukuthi nami ngifake umbono wami, kanti ke ngichathazele nangolwazi lwami enginalo noma lulufishane nje kwezinye izinto zesintu. Ngokwesintu kuyihlazo elibi kabi ukuthi intombi idayise ngesibaya […]

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Amagama asuselwa enkolweni yobuKrestu

Ngokuchaza kukasolwazi uNobuhle Ndimande, amaZulu akholelwa ekutheni umntwana uyisipho esivela kuMvelingqangi. Umntwana uyaye ethiwe igama njengendlela yokubonga ubukhulu namandla kaMvelingqangi ekuphumeleliseni ukuzalwa komntwana. Njengasemazweni amaningi ezwenikazi i-Afrika, inkolo yobuKrestu ilandelwa izinkumbi zabantu eNingizimu Afrika. UbuKrestu bunomthelela omkhulu kusikompilo lakuleli kanye nakwezepolitiki. Impande yalomthelela wukufika kwemikhumbi yongxiwankulu kuleli ngeminyaka yo-1600. Izibonelo ke, ngokuthulwa nguNdimande, zamagama asuswa […]

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Amagama amaZulu

Ngabe uyazi ukuthi igama nesibongo sakho kusukaphi ngokomlando wesiZulu? Uyafisa ukwazi? Lalela-ke, uma unentshisekelo yokwazi kabanzi ngomlando wamagama nezibongo ngokwesiZulu uzoyithanda imibhalo esizoyishicilela lapha kule-website kulenyanga. Phela sizokhiqhiza imibhalo eveza umsuka wamagama nezibongo zabantu besizwe saKwaZulu. Ngamafuphi nje, ngokuchaza kukasolwazi uNobuhle Ndimande (2001), amagama anikwa abesizwe samaZulu esuselwa kuloku okulandelayo: Inkolo yobuKristu neyeSintu Isib.: igama […]

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