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 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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Izinkomo zeLobolo III

Ekhasini lokuqala nelesibili siveze amagama ezinkomo zesintu uma kulotsholwa kanye nencazelo encane kule ebizwa ngeka mama, ekababa kanye nenkomo yomqholiso. Kuleli khasi sisanaba ke ngalezi ebesingakazichazi esigcine ngokuzisho ngamagama kuphela. Isikhumba Lenkomo inikwa usokhaya eyinikwa umkhwenyana, lenkomo kuthiwa eyesikhumba sikamnumzane wekhaya. Isibhoma Isibhoma yinkomo eyisipho sikamakoti eyiphiwa umkhwenyana, lenkomo kuthiwa eyesidwaba sika mlobolokazi azosigqoka emzini. […]

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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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