We Bafana, ji-eyi!

Lomlolozelo wawusetshenziswa ngezikhathi zakudala uma abafana bebonakala sebeya emasimini amathole bewashiye ekhaya. Umuntu omdala owayebabuza ukuthi aphi amathole, nabafana baphendule ukuthi asekhaya asele nonina. Lokhu kwakuwumdlalo, ngoba phela kuyaziwa ukuthi amathole awayi emadlelweni. Udlalwa ngokuthi umuntu oyedwa abuze kuthi abanye baphendule ngokuthi ji eyi. Webafana Ji eyiAph’ amathole? Ji eyiAkonina Ji eyiAzodlani?Ji eyiUmngqushumbaJi eyiEwumbephi?Ji eyiEndlin’ … Read more

WeNomathemba!

We Nomathemba, ushayw’ ubani? Yiyo lendoda! Ibiz’ izelapha Oh! Hhayi ngiyesaba! Gibela nant’ ihhashi Oh! Hhayi ngiyesaba! Ehl’ amathamb’ ebhek’ ezansi, Enyuk’ amathamb’ ebhek’ ephezulu! English Summary This poem is a dialogue between an elder woman and a young woman called Nomathemba who was found crying. When asked what was wrong she pointed at a … Read more

BAT Centre, Durban

Durban BAT Centre, Harbour front – “We built it to last!” That is what the legends say when it comes to their youth culture. The BAT Centre (also known as Emtateni), located along the Durban Harbour, is an art development and community centre with art studios, exhibition galleries, music practice rooms, a dance studio, resource … Read more

Zulu Traditional Dance

Zulu traditional dancer Nunu Mkhize, a leader of KwaMkhize Zulu Traditional Dance Group,  said the group was started at KwaZwelibomvu in Pinetown, Durban but is currently staying in Umbumbulu. He started dancing at a very young age and considers it a sport. He believes that by participating in the group it helps him not to focus on negative … Read more

Yebuya Hobhe!

Umlolozelo oshiwo yizingane umazidlala zeneme Imilolozelo yezingane ivamise ukuba ishiwo izingane ezimbili noma amaqembu amabili esho ededelana. Yebuya hobhe! Uy’ uphetheni? Ngiya ngipheth’ inyama. Uya kuyosaphi? Ngiyakuyos’ endle. Ekhaya kunani? Ngesaba obaba. Baya kukwenzani? Baya kungephuca. Bakhohl’ udevu, Lomunt’ omdala Ngiyalwesaba, lunjengoboloba, Ehlez’ efusini Ethi maye, maye, Kazi ngoshonaphi, Ngoshona kubaba Emgungundlovu. Bangiph’ ucwephe, Lukhuhl’ … Read more