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Luswingo Heritage Site October 6, 2016

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      Luswingo heritage site lies 36 km North of Plumtree Town in Zimbabwe on a hill by the riverbank of Thekwane River at Tokwana Village in Bulilima. Luswingo was built by BaKalanga in their distinguished workmanship in the fashion of Maswingo  and Kami heritage sites in Zimbabwe as well Read more…

Kalanga Writers to Launch 5 Books May 31, 2016

BaKalanga abazozwibiga pasi, bakulukugwi bakabe belebesa kuti “Wasudza mankuku ndewalibulaya, walimenha masiba loobuya likasinila amwe!” Hawo ke masiba osinila ! The Kalanga Language and Cultural Development Association will, on the 17th of June 2016 launch 5 Kalanga books authored by various independent writers as a means of boosting Kalanga literature which Read more…

 Call for Nominations March 14, 2016

ATTENTION: KLCDA Members Date: 7 March 2016 The above subject matter refers, This is a call for KLCDA members to nominate members to hold positions in the Executive Committee as well as in the Board of Directors as stipulated in the KLCDA Constitution and Election procedures manual VACANCIES  1. THE Read more…

TjiKalanga atjitotukana, atjitotolikiwa December 4, 2015

Ndi Ntando Dumani Andite ndili mhihha yendebo kakale andina luzibo gungapani nekwebuKalanga, tjiKalanga nebaKalanga koga ndotongo zwibhuzwa kuti apa kuyi tjiKalanga (lulimi) kobviwani. Mumwa luzibo gwetjiKalanga kuna zwinthonithoni zwibili zwandino haka gadzika ndebo yangu kube idzo mbviwa dzakasenga ndebo yangu. Tjekutanga ndetjinoti, ‘TjiKalanga atjitotukana’ netjinoti, ‘TjiKalanga atjitotolikiwa’ TjiKalanga lulimi gusingatole Read more…

Role of culture, the missing link to sustainable development November 30, 2015

By Ntandoyenkosi Dumani (Development practitioner and cultural activist) The development of marginalised and poor communities has been a phenomenon pursued by various development partners the world over using various strategies and approaches from humanitarian aid to capacity building, needs based approaches to human rights based approaches. These approaches have been Read more…

Stop tribalism December 21, 2014

Reporter Portia Ngwako of Botswana’s The Voice recently boarded the Block 8 Route 4 combi from game city when they found a traffic cop controlling the movement of traffic on the road. The naughty passengers debated about the officer’s origin because he was dark skinned. One of the passengers said Read more…

The Kalanga Origins of the Thembu and Nelson Mandela Revealed January 24, 2014

by Ndzimu-unami Emmanuel Moyo (repr. from Bulawayo24) Alan Dershowitz notes his feelings about his Jewish identity when he was a Yale law student: “When I went home for the Jewish holidays, I told my parents about the brilliant teachers at Yale: Goldstein, Pollack, Bickel, Skolnick, Schwartz. Then I told them Read more…

Enter the Libilibi December 29, 2013

GOSSIPING is one of the popular activities that idle minds drift into to kill time. It involves casual engagement in discussions about others and it is usually spiced with some falsehoods or unsubstantiated claims. Gossiping is the blood relative of rumour mongering. The Kalanga people seem to have perfected the Read more…

Karanga, Kalanga originally from the same area? December 13, 2013

t is easy to note the linguistic similarities between Kalanga and Karanga languages.  Ordinarily, where the Karanga use  the letter “r” in a word, the Kalanga use “l”. This linguistic relationship, some historians argue, suggests that the Karanga and Kalanga peoples are related, and at some point in history were Read more…

Who are the Kalanga, or Bakalanga, BaNambya and Vhavenda? December 1, 2013

by Ndzimu-unami Emmanuel Moyo (repr. from ZimEye) One day not many years ago whilst passing by the Plumtree District Hospital, I overheard two men arguing about the people bearing the surname ‘Moyo’. The other gentlemen, apparently a Moyo himself, was fiercely arguing that he is a Ndebele, whilst the other Read more…

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