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Bakalanga nebunyambi December 4, 2015

By Ntando Dumani Bakalanga apa kuhha kumizano yemakumbo nemba tagala tizibgwa kwazo tili nyan’inya mudzikwayara, muRhumba nemuwhoso. Ndingabalisa bafi bo Ndux Malax, boSolomon Skuza nebamwe banjinji njinji. Ndakati gole lapinda ndiliseli yegungwa ndikahuba tjiKalanga kunowhisa ngoni, ndipo pandakatanga kwala nhetembo ndidzi ‘recorder’ ndikodziposela mu ‘Youtube’. Tjakanditjenamisa izila baKalanga yabaka wamitjila 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…

REVEALING HIDDEN TREASURES OF BUKALANGA November 30, 2015

PART I Reclaiming A Stolen Identity By Liverson Mdongo wa Habe In this series of short articles, the author seeks to share the mystery of great treasures of heritage and exceptional achievement of a highly resilient people which have been hidden for close to two centuries. This first article tackles Read more…

Bukalanga Festival 2015 October 26, 2015

by Simanga Phakathi Moyo The Kalanga traditional practices, culture and ethnics is not lost in its people even if they reside in the diaspora where they are deeply engulfed by other cultural groups and ethnics. This was evidenced by the scores of people that attended the recently held Kalanga Festival Read more…

Notice of KLCDA Annual General Meeting March 21, 2015

Kalanga Language and Cultural Development Association Notice of Annual General Meeting   DATE: Saturday, 28 March 2015  —  10:00 am VENUE:  Plumtree High School Hall   In terms of Section 11.1 of the KLCDA Constitution, AGM shall be held on or before 31st March in each year. This is the Read more…

Ndingo Johwa at Supa Ngwao October 4, 2014

by Shingirai Madondo, reprinted from theVoiceBW Legendary Ika-jazz maestro Ndingo Johwa on Sunday night serenaded his fans at Supa Ngwao Museum in Francistown. With the Independence celebratory mood gripping the country’s second largest city, the show was slated for the museum for fans to enjoy the holidays. Johwa, a man Read more…

Domboshaba Festival grows in leaps and bounds September 22, 2014

by Maureen Odubeng, reprinted from MmegiOnline Domboshaba Cultural Festival continues to grow in leaps and bounds. This year the cultural spectacle promises to live up to its reputation of giving the audience a rich display of Kalanga culture and heritage. One of the activities at the previous Domboshaba Cultural Festival Read more…

Still going strong at 77 — Kalanga dancer Basetse Mamo June 8, 2014

By Pini Bothoko, reprinted from MmegiOnline FRANCISTOWN: As she performs energy-sapping Kalanga moves at the age of 77, the only thing that differentiates Basetse Mamo from dancers young enough to be her grandchildren is her grey hair. A living legend from the small village of Jackalas No 2 in the Read more…

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…

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