History & Culture

What is Umemulo? Understanding the Zulu Ceremony and the Traditional Attire Required

In the life of a Zulu girl child, one of the most remarkable and important birthdays of her life is her 21st birthday. If she is a 'virgin', she is celebrated, however, if she is not a virgin, she...

Pedi People: All about their Culture, Traditional Foods and Beliefs

Pedi is an ethnic group in South Africa that makes up about 4,972,000 of the population of the country, and 14,000 of them can be found Botswana. They speak the Pedi or Sapedi dialect but it should be noted...

10 Best Tswana Traditional Foods With Pictures and Recipes

Tswana ethnic group is the Bantu-speaking people of South Africa and Botswana. The Tswana region is known for its savory traditional foods that both natives and visitors enjoy each time they are served either as breakfast, lunch, or dinner....

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...

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...

23 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...

120 Beautiful Sotho Names for Boys and Girls

Like in most African cultures, names are of great significance and importance in the  Basotho ethnic. The region has unique names for boys, girls, and even newly married women. There are also rare Sotho names that a handful of...

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,...

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...

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Who Is Busta 929, What is His Age and Latest Songs?

Busta 929 (Real Name: Thapelo Theo Ndou; Born: September 19th, 1992; Age: years old) is an award-winning musician,...

Inside Late Riky Rick’s Family: Meet His Parents, Wife, Son and Daughter

Riky Rick, born Rikhado Muziwendlovu Makhado, was survived by a large family that consists of his beautiful wife Bianca...

House of Zwide Teasers December 2022: What to See In the Next Episodes

Filmed in Rosebank, House of Zwide teasers showcases interesting plots that have captured the attention of viewers to the...

Who Is Boohle’s Boyfriend or Husband and Does She Have A Child?

Buhle Manyathi, professionally known as Boohle, doesn't have a husband yet. The proud mother of one son, whom she...

Boohle Biography: How Old Is She and What Are Her Best Songs?

Boohle (born on February 20, 1999; Age: years old) is a South African singer and songwriter best known...
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