Kgadi/jump rope is a rhythmic jumping game that was popular with young girls, but in recent years has become an activity played by boys. The opposing team swings a rope while singing a rhyme and the other team has to try to jump through the rope without making a mistake. When the whole team is … Read more

Isipini tophu

Isipini tophu umdlalo odlalwa kakhulu ngabafana kodwa kwezinye izindawo namantombazane ayawudlala. Lomdlalo udlalwa abantu ababili noma ngaphezulu. Uma uzodlala lomdlalo kufanele ube nesipini tophu, nentambo ephothiwe ubude bayo buba yimitha noma ngaphansi. Esikhathini sakudala abafana babezakhela okuthi akufane nesipinithophu kodwa futhi siyatholaka nasezitolo ngemali elinganiselwa e-R1,50. Okunye okuqaphelekayo ngaso ukuthi ngesikhathi sakudala zazakhiwa ngokhuni kodwa … Read more

Herding stock/cattle

Herding refers to looking after cattle as they graze in the pastures. Boys will watch out for cattle not to graze in people’s fields and enter homesteads and strip thatched huts. Stock refers to domesticated animals for breeding such as cattle, sheep, goats, donkeys and horses. This is the way Mr. N. Mhlongo explained this … Read more


Any number of people in a team can play Kennetjie. The kennetjie (a stump) is placed on two stones and one team has to hit it as far as possible. The team that hits it the furthest wins. Etymology From Afrikaans kennetjie (“little chin”). Noun kennetjie (no plural) A children’s (boy’s) game where a short … Read more


Dibeke (also called Nikkies, Skaloulo and Kimberley Jim) is a running ball game with two teams of 12 players. The teams take turns to attack and defend. Individual attackers are called and must kick the ball beyond the centre lines towards the attackers’ box. Contents 1 Dibeke rules2 Equipment3 The play area4 Team composition and … Read more