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Call for Cultural diversity May 28, 2014

By Bridgette Bugalo, repr. from The Zimbabwe Mail The Kalanga Language and Cultural Development Association (KLCDA) has implored government to foster cultural diversity by establishing a  policy that will enable participation of all ethnic  groups in national events. In an interview with The Zimbabwe Mail  KLCDA information and publicity officer, Divine Read more…

Mangwe priest pens book on Kalanga, Ndebele burial rituals March 6, 2014

FATHER Innocent Makawule Ndlovu, a priest with the Roman Catholic Church has written a book that addresses succinct issues concerning death and burial rites among the Kalanga and their Ndebele counterparts in the southern region of the country. African traditional culture is one of the much debated subjects which sociologists Read more…

BaKalanga Mukani Sensitisation Conference February 2, 2014

By Divine Dube A baKalanga sensitisation mini conference was held in Bulawayo on the 1st February 2014. It was attended by sixteen people, mainly youth of Kalanga origin. The major aim of the conference was to alert baKalanga youth on their history, cultural heritage and their linguistic and cultural rights Read more…

Kalanga textbooks launched January 28, 2014

by Pindai Dube, reprinted from Daily News BULAWAYO – A community development organisation last week launched the first Kalanga language textbooks which will be used in the country’s primary and secondary schools. The textbooks which were launched on Friday in Plumtree, will be distributed in Matabeleland South where the language Read more…

Schools receive Kalanga books January 28, 2014

Provincial education director Tumisang Thabela presents Kalanga textbooks to School Development Committees as traditional
leaders look on.

Matabeleland South provincial education director, Tumisang Thabela has urged teachers to promote indigenous languages saying they were oblidged to do so by the Bill of Rights. Thabela was speaking at the Kalanga primary textbooks launch held at Plumtree High on Friday where about 109 primary schools from Bulilima and Mangwe Read more…

Kalanga textbook scheme launched January 28, 2014

reprinted from the Chronicle. PRIMARY schools in Bulilima and Mangwe Districts have received Kalanga textbooks published by the Kalanga Language and Cultural Development Association (KLCDA). Matabeleland South provincial education director Tumisang Thabela officially launched the textbook scheme in Plumtree and said the Kalanga subject would now be examined at Grade Read more…

KLCDA’s textbook series arrives January 24, 2014

THE KALANGA Language and Cultural Development Association (KLCDA) has published primary school textbooks in an effort to step up its campaign to have the language fully introduced in schools in line with the new Constitution. KLCDA is a local independent organisation that seeks to promote Kalanga language and culture. Officials Read more…

Dictionary project moves forward November 2, 2013

Compiled by Stonehouse Maphosa The much awaited dictionary of Zimbabwean Kalanga is reaching its final stages. The author, Ambassador Mabed Ngulani, held a workshop in Hillside, a Bulawayo suburb, on October 11 to gather input. More than 500 words were reviewed, translated and defined by the panel of ten. The Read more…

Domboshaba Festival and Tour October 28, 2013

The theme of this year’s Kalanga cultural festival in Domboshaba, Botswana was ‘Ikalanga kutanga’ (Kalanga first). The representatives of Zimbabwe’s Kalanga Language & Cultural Development Association (Tshidzanani Malaba, Arnold Hlomani and Mr Stonehouse Maphosa) attended on September 27 and had the opportunity to go on an executive tour where they Read more…

Will minority languages get due recognition? September 30, 2013

by Divine Dube, Southern Eye CIVIC groups have warned that the incoming government might not have the political will to promote and advance minority languages as enshrined in the new Constitution. Zimbabwe Indigenous Languages Promotion Association (Zilpa), an independent association that promotes ethnic languages rights, has been clamouring for the Read more…

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