Indigenous Games Saturdays

The Phansi Museum in Glenwood has come up with the most fabulous day out for children – and adults! –  in the form of Indigenous Games Saturdays! The museum began hosting the events in December last year. Closed for the holidays it will be relaunching the programme at the end of next month when the … Read more

Wrist game

Mrs. T Majiya said this game involved holding another person’s hand at the wrist and waving it loosely to and fro. Contents 1 The person consulted 2 Who play this game? 3 What is used to play this game? 4 When is this game played? 5 Where is this game played? 6 How is this … Read more

Wrestling

Mrs. Ndwandwe of Ndundulu, KwaZulu claims that girls were set to hold each other and wrestle until one falls. The one who manages to bring down the other is regarded as the stronger one. Contents 1 The person consulted 2 Who play this game? 3 What is used to play this game? 4 When is … Read more

Where did she go?

This game is named in a question form to ask about somebody whose whereabouts are not known. This is the explanation given by Ms. G Mkhize. Contents 1 The person consulted 2 Who play this game? 3 What is used to play the game? 4 When is this game played? 5 Where is this game … Read more

We are there

Ms. B Siphamla of uMlazi B section explained that “we are there” means that we have arrived at the place we are going to. Contents 1 The person consulted 2 Who play this game? 3 What is used to play this game? 4 When is this game played? 5 Where is this game played? 6 … Read more

Zulu boys fighting for ‘iphaphu’ (lung)

Fighting for a piece of meat ‘iphaphu’ (lung) by boys is an indigenous game that is only perfomed during a feast at a homestead during a ceremonial ritual. A cow is slaughtered then ‘iphaphu’ should only be eaten by boys. Rules of eating iphaphu The boys are given this piece of meat and they need … Read more