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

Kennetjie

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

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