Culture

Delani Makhalima meets African Union

Delani Makhalima meets African Union

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.

UKWENDISELANA LOKUTHATHA: PART I

UKWENDISELANA LOKUTHATHA: PART I

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.

NDEBELE COMMUNICATION: Vocal but non-verbal forms

NDEBELE COMMUNICATION: Vocal but non-verbal forms

WHAT is vocal but non-verbal? This title may be misleading.

Ukuhlonipha – The Ndebele way: Part V

Ukuhlonipha – The Ndebele way: Part V

SO far this topic has been concentrating on children and young people, how they should respect elder people and indeed each other.

Ukuhlonipha – The Ndebele way: Part IV

Ukuhlonipha – The Ndebele way: Part IV

UKUHLONIPHA is a vital social obligation among the Ndebele.

Ukuhlonipha the Ndebele way (PART III)

Ukuhlonipha the Ndebele way (PART III)

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.

Ukuhlonipha the Ndebele way (PART 2)

Ukuhlonipha the Ndebele way (PART 2)

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.

Ukuhlonipha (respect) the Ndebele way (Part I)

Ukuhlonipha (respect) the Ndebele way (Part I)

I am not sure whether ukuhlonipha means the same as the English word respect.

Changing culture v ndebele justice system continued

Changing culture v ndebele justice system continued

From what we have seen so far we can summarise the Ndebele justice system by highlighting some of its main features.

Changing culture IV: Ndebele justice system

Changing culture IV: Ndebele justice system

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”.

Our Partners:   NewsDay   The Independent   TheStandard  MyClassifieds