DELANI MAKHALIMA was invited to be part of a roundtable discussion by African Union Social Affairs director, ambassador Owalale Malyegun, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, yesterday to discuss use of music, culture and entertainment as tool for the development of a new Africa.
THIS topic has been dealt with in previous articles but it is being repeated here in order to include new materials, to clarify certain points that are sometimes misunderstood or misinterpreted; and because at the time the topic was discussed some readers were not yet aware of the culture section in this news paper.
WHAT is vocal but non-verbal? This title may be misleading.
SO far this topic has been concentrating on children and young people, how they should respect elder people and indeed each other.
UKUHLONIPHA is a vital social obligation among the Ndebele.
ONE of the major occupations of young men is chasing after girls seeking to win love favours from them. Similarly, girls spend hours making themselves attractive to boys.
IN Part I we explained that ukuhlonipha was a much wider term than the English word “respect”. We further explained that ukuhlonipha was fundamental to the Ndebele culture and that it went across all age groups.
I am not sure whether ukuhlonipha means the same as the English word respect.
From what we have seen so far we can summarise the Ndebele justice system by highlighting some of its main features.
IN THE last issue (May 23 2014) we pointed out that the Western justice system claims that “justice delayed is justice denied,” which is to say that a case must be dealt with expeditiously when it is still fresh and the evidence is still “hot”.