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*The effects of language marginalisation to it’s speakers. February 20, 2020

_By: Shelton K. Lubimbi_ _19 FEBRUARY 2020_ “TjiKalanga is a dead language,” said a retired teacher who once taught at different schools in Mangwe which includes Kwite and Hobodo primary schools. The most amaizing thing is that she could speak fluent Kalanga, yet she kept saying Kalanga must benot be Read more…

Dzake dzilobana KuLuswingo November 17, 2019

Budziwa whunyimiwa baKalanga, bhuzwani bakabona gudo gulu Ndingo Jowha liloba katari limwemetela koga “Wasudza ukalinyima vula gudo ……. zana ujali utendeleka”. Nozana nebanana bebuKalanga bakabezana lumbo igogu bejali beposa Bhato betendeleka. Kwakazipa tjose kuLuswingo. Ndati ndimutole ndimukumbudze hule mugole la 2019 Luswingo Festival.Kana banhu banjinji banogala bezwibhuzwa kuti hha baKalanga Read more…

BuKalanga gears up for Luswingo Cultural Festival 2017 Edition August 3, 2017

WHEN: 06 – 08 October 2017 TIME: 0800hrs kudza kuyedza daily! WHERE: LUSWINGO HERITAGE SITE, Tokwana village, Bulilima ADMISSION: Freee – Ndlanizwenyu THEME: Lulimi gwedu, Milenje yedu, Buhe gwedu!!! TRANSPORT: Available from Plumtree town, $5 round trip *Buy tickets in advance at T n’ T Restaurant.. ACTIVITIES: Lubahhe, Workshops, mayedziso, music and dance, Read more…

All set for Luswingo Kalanga Cultural Festival November 3, 2016

Extracted from the Chronicle Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu, Plumtree Correspondent THE Kalanga Language and Cultural Development Association (KLCDA) will tomorrow host the 2016 edition of the Luswingo Kalanga Cultural Festival at Luswingo Heritage Site in Tokwana Village, Bulilima District. KLCDA executive secretary Ntando Dumani said the festival, being held under the theme: Read more…

Webnar: Unpacking the history of BaKalanga November 2, 2016

TO suggest that Kalanga is a dialect of Shona is like suggesting that Zulu is a dialect of Ndebele, Emmanuel Moyo, the author of The Rebirth of BuKalanga said Sunday in an online presentation facilitated by Kalanga Language and Cultural Development Association. Moyo, a  Kalanga twenty-first century researcher and author was responding Read more…

The culture in dance October 12, 2016

November 4, 2015 Saul Gwakuba Ndlovu Opinion Saul Gwakuba Ndlovu AN aspect of our lives that many leaders usually talk about at various public meetings but practically do very little about is our culture. Zimbabwe comprises almost 20 different cultural communities many of which are differentiated by their languages or dialects as is Read more…

Rain dance symbolism associated with Njelele Shrine October 12, 2016

  Published in the Sunday News | Sunday, Apr 20, 2014 | Cultural Heritage  with Pathisa Nyathi LAST week we dealt with some characteristics of African dances. We did see that dances are rooted in their communities from which and within which they derive the meanings and messages that they communicate. The messages that Read more…

BuKalanga gears up for Luswingo Cultural Festival October 6, 2016

WHEN: 29 OCTOBER 2016 Time: 0800hrs kudza kuyedza WHERE: LUSWINGO HERITAGE SITE, Tokwana village, Bulilima Admission: Freee – Ndlanizwenyu Transport: Arrangements will be made for buses to ferry people from Plumtree Town at very subsidized fares. Spring is known as a season which heralds summer, with the trees blossoming to Read more…

Luswingo Heritage Site October 6, 2016

      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…

BAKALANGA AT IT AGAIN – PRESENTING BUKALANGA FESTIVAL 2016 July 22, 2016

Every nation has what brings it together, we might be out of Bukalanga land, but being Kalanga will always be part of our being. The Kalanga community in South Africa will once again hold a second, of its annual cultural festival in Johannesburg. Date: 13th of August 2016 Venue: Hillbrow Read more…

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