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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…

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

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…

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