History & Culture

40 Modern Sotho Traditional Attire and Dresses For Males and Females

Sotho people of South Africa are of the Bantu ethnic group, and as of 2001, they numbered up to 3,544,304 according to Wikipedia. The Sotho people are known to have a rich cultural heritage and history. Their rich cultural...

A Comprehensive List of Zulu Clan Names and Zulu Last Names

Zulu is the largest ethnic group in South Africa, with an estimated population of about 10 million to 12 million people who live in Kwazulu-Natal. The Zulu nation, which is from the Nguni ethnic group, is not only found...

How to Say Hi or Hello in Afrikaans, Xhosa, Shona and other Major Languages

Saying Hello or Hi is one of the ways to show that someone is friendly and that the person recognizes the existence of the person he is greeting. In South Africa, saying Hello to someone, including a total stranger,...

20+ Traditional Wedding Cakes from Various Tribes In South Africa

No doubt, cakes made of flour, sugar, eggs, and icing are not native to Africa as no ingredient in such cakes is reflective of a typical African culture. But Africans have found a way to add a touch of...

10 Best Xhosa Traditional Foods with Pictures and Recipes

The Xhosa people of South Africa have some of the most delicious meals which are also affordable and very nutritive. One of the major ingredients in most Xhosa traditional foods is maize, and with this ingredient, Xhosa people are...

10 Best Zulu Traditional Foods with Pictures and Recipes

Zulu people have diverse traditional foods which are mostly prepared communally, with several families eating from the same pot. Zulu traditional foods are mostly farmed crops, as well as wild edible leafy vegetables. Dishes like porridge, maize meals, beans,...

55 Zulu Proverbs, Words and Meanings

Proverbs are used to teach wisdom and convey moral lessons. Zulu is one of the South African tribes known for using proverbs to illustrate ideas, deliver messages of inspiration, teach morals, send warnings to people, and reinforce arguments. Zulu...

Truth About The Xhosa Tribe – Culture, Traditional Attire and Food

In the 11th century, a massive migration of people took place across the continent. As a result, many people from southern Zaire moved to different directions and settled in most parts of southern Sahara. Among the tribes that took part...

60 Modern Xhosa Names and Their Meanings

Even before having a child, most people usually keep names that have been carefully picked for the new one. Although picking a nice and unique name can look difficult at times, it is usually worth the effort. Thankfully Xhosa...

9 Ugly Ways Apartheid Still Thrives In The Present Day South Africa

Apartheid as a word is almost the synonym of South Africa. For it is almost if not impossible to name the word without talking about South Africa. The word emanated from "apart-hood" which literally means "the state of being apart",...

Who Was Steve Biko? Biography, Wife and Children of the South African Activist

When you talk about the people who took part in South Africa's struggle for independence, one person that stands out from the rest is Steve Biko. Biko was iconic in the painful and bloody struggle for South Africa's independence...

10 Best Afrikaans Songs of All Time

It is a trite statement that Afrikaans music has been waxing stronger and stronger with each passing year. The demand for Afrikaans music as well as its global acceptance has become extensive and far-reaching, especially with the advent of...

Who Was Queen Nandi Zulu, The Mother of Shaka?

Before the millennials, women were known to have their place at home and support their husbands, fathers, and mothers with farm work and house chores. As such, it is more common to see men from that generation who were...

The 10 Most Beautiful Churches in South Africa

Be you an architecture enthusiast or just a regular tourist, one of the best things to scope out while visiting South Africa is its numerous beautiful churches steeped in rich history. While many of them date back to the...

A List Of Past Zulu Kings, Chieftains and The Duration of Their Reign

The Zulu kingdom has been one of the most formidable kingdoms on the African continent since 1816, when it became a kingdom under King Shaka. Since then, there have been many Zulu Kings and chiefs that came and ruled...

50 Meaningful Unisex Tsonga Names and Their Meanings

The Tsonga tribe is one of the most amazing tribes in South Africa. From their clan structures to culture, traditional beliefs, and attires, they stand out from other ethnic groups and are always proud of who they are. Tsonga...

20 South African Dreadlock Styles for Men and Women

Unlike before, dreadlock styles have become much more acceptable around the world. The most important aspect of this cultural shift is that it is no longer a male-dominated hairdo because women have gotten in on the act. South African...

Dlamini, Nkosi and Ndlovu Clan Names – Famous South Africans With the Most Popular Surnames

Surnames are often attached after a person's given name. It tells a lot about a particular person, where he comes from, what people with the same surname are known for (if they are related), and more. It is a...

All The Times Earthquakes Have Happened In South Africa and What To Expect

Most, if not all, countries have had their fair share of natural disasters that have destroyed lives and properties, even though nobody prays to experience such. Although South Africa is not one of those countries that should be prone...

50 Unique Zulu Names For Boys and Their Meanings

Names serve as a means of identification and you don't want to identify your child with a name that has an awful meaning. As an African, names are particularly more than just a means of identifying people. The various...

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40 Modern Sotho Traditional Attire and Dresses For Males and Females

Sotho people of South Africa are of the Bantu ethnic group, and as of 2001, they numbered up to...

How to Say Hi or Hello in Afrikaans, Xhosa, Shona and other Major Languages

Saying Hello or Hi is one of the ways to show that someone is friendly and that the person...

A Comprehensive List of Zulu Clan Names and Zulu Last Names

Zulu is the largest ethnic group in South Africa, with an estimated population of about 10 million to 12...

What is the Cheapest Way To Build A House in South Africa?

Owning a house is the dream of most workers. The hassle of keeping up with the rent, whether monthly...

The 10 Most Famous Motivational Speakers in South Africa

Motivational speakers are individuals who speak with the intent of encouraging and inspiring their listeners. They aim to challenge...