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Tanga Pasi June 1, 2013

Report by Tinashe Sibanda for Newsday. FORMER Matabeleland South Chibuku Road to Fame provincial winners Tanga Pasi represented Zimbabwe at the  Africa Day festival in Johannesburg, South Africa on May 24 — 25. Soon after their Johannesburg performance, Tanga Pasi are proceeding to yet another performance at the MTN Bushfire Read more…

KLDCA opens office in Bulawayo and plans festival May 21, 2013

The Kalanga Language and Cultural Development Association has set up an office at the corner of George Silundika Street & 11th Ave. (Kwiknet Building or Kwiknet Café. Building) Bulawayo.  At present, Divine Bango and Selusweyinkosi Mhlanga are running the office. They say, “We believe that the advent of the office Read more…

Downloadable version of Rebirth of the Bukalanga available February 15, 2013

Ndzimu–Unami Emmanuel (Moyo) has released a new pdf version of his 200-page book The Rebirth of the Kalanga: a Manifesto for the Liberation of a Great People with a Proud History.

New Kalanga writers sought January 4, 2013

THE secretary for Kalanga Language and Cultural Development Association, Mr Tshidzana Malaba, says following the sourcing of US$9 million by the government towards the production of books for minority languages, they have started scouting for young writers to write Kalanga books and literature.

Traditional Kalanga huts now a common feature at Mangwe schools December 19, 2012

In a bid to revive Kalanga religion culture and customs, village elders working in collaboration with teachers and District Administrator’s office have set up traditional Kalanga huts at each and every school in Mangwe.

TjiKalanga lecturers sought by J.Nkomo Poly November 20, 2012

TjiKalanga SeSotho Tshi Venda Posts (pdf)

Young Gaborone author publishes educational poetry November 15, 2012

How to keep poetry relevant and useful for a broad audience? What he calls “educational poetry” is the answer of Samuel Moatswi, a young Gaborone author, who recently published Teedza Koga (loosely translated ‘Just Listen’).

Ethnicity vs tribalism: Interview with Dr Enocent Msindo November 11, 2012

Reprinted from The Zimbabwean. Dr Enocent Msindo, you were born in Zimbabwe, got your PhD at Cambridge and are now a Senior Lecturer in African History at Rhodes University, South Africa. What drew you to history in the first place? My interest in History began over two decades ago when Read more…

Dinkwe Nkgoga group releases Kalanga song November 11, 2012

by Pini Bothoko, Reprinted from Mmegi Online FRANCISTOWN: Dinkgwe Nkgoga, a popular traditional group based in Francistown start its national tour from this Friday in Tutume until January 5 next year, group leader, Ontiretse “Nthinthi” Bakaile has announced. In an interview with Mmegi he revealed that they have released a Read more…

ALRI’s Dr. Chabata discusses dictionary projects November 1, 2012

On Friday 26 October, Dr. Emmanuel Chabata joined a group of young Kalanga speakers in Bulawayo to share the experience of the African Languages Research Institute in lexicography projects.  Chabata, director of ALRI at the University of Zimbabwe, described the development of dictionaries in Zimbabwe starting with the work of Read more…

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