Tag Archives | isiZulu


Izincwadi zomthandi wezinkondlo

Ulimi liyathuthuka futhi likhule uma abaninilo belusebenzisa njalo ngokuziqhaza. Ezinye zezindlela ezikhombisa ukuthanda ulimi ukubhala ngalo. Ukuloba izinkondlo ke ziyingxenye zezindlela ezisetshenziswayo ngokuziqhaza futhi ezithuthukisa ulimi. Kulendatshana siqhakambisa izincwadi ezingamaqoqo ezinkondlo ezinothisa ulimi lwesiZulu. Into enhle ngalezincwadi ezingezansi ukuthi zingatholakala kalula emtapweni yolwazi kaMasipala weTheku. Imibengo – A.T. Mtshali, E.T.Z. Mthiyane Ngokusho kwabahleli, leli qoqo […]

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Siyafunda: We are Learning

In a country with terrifyingly low literacy rates – according to research released by the University of Pretoria in December last year, eight out of ten Grade 4 pupils in South Africa can’t read at an appropriate level – the importance of education, and good quality supporting educational material, can’t be underestimated. Even more important is […]

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The Science of Language

Former ANC Member of Parliament, Dr Makhosi Khoza, is the author of the recently published book, UZALO, which critically examines African indigenous languages, with a particular focus on isiZulu. Khoza proposes that what are known as the Bantu languages all share a common structure based on mathematical formulas and principles of science. In order to explain her theory of […]

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Heading Home

Moving on from our earlier list of South African slang words, we’ve just discovered the most delightful Facebook page that appears belong to an individual, Melusi Tshabalala. Melusi has taken it upon himself to do an isiZulu ‘word of the day’ on his FB page, and the results are not only informative, but also highly entertaining! […]

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South African Slang

At the beginning of this year we attempted a summary of isiZulu words that had become part of everyday language, and were understood by the vast majority of South Africans. But language is fluid and ever-changing so we thought that we should revisit our list to see if anything needed adding – and in the […]

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Nothando Nelisiwe Buthelezi

Thando the Poet

Tomorrow marks Women’s Day in South Africa, and while it should be a day for celebrating the achievements of women in our country, sadly at home, and around the world, there are still too many girls and women dealing with issues of neglect, abuse, and limited economic and social power. In 2017 women are still […]

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