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Maths and physical science pass rates show a decline, even after leaked papers

Home languages have remained steady, with a 90% pass mark, but other critical subjects have declined slightly

Q&A Sessions: George Euvrard, the brains behind our cryptic crossword

George Euvrard spoke to Athandiwe Saba about his passion for education, clues on how to solve his crosswords and the importance of celebrating South Africa.

Imizwilili zika Nolufefe ‘Fefe’ Mtshabe

Chorister and opera singer Nolufefe Mtshabe inspired hundreds of pupils to uphold her legacy

Kunjani! Cricket scores isiXhosa

Black cricketers were all but erased from the history books, but they’re now being recognised, along with cricketing terms and rules in isiXhosa

Rich land, poor villagers

Coffee Bay’s pristine seaside land is home to some of SA’s most popular holiday resorts and remains in the hands of the Bomvana and Pondo tribes

Connecting isiXhosa, isiZulu to the digital age

Software tools for South Africa’s Nguni languages may assist with redress and effective communication.

Queer – and proud to be Xhosa

The furore over the film Inxeba has cast a light on men who are gay but deeply committed to their culture

‘Inxeba wounds our cultural practice’

The boycotters say the film inaccurately reflects initiation. Others call their reaction homophobia

Usable traditions: The queering of Xhosa men’s initiation

Initiation practices might offer a moment of self-discovery for queer Xhosa men

Decolonising our spaces as a matter of urgency

Iimbali is a space for stories and other narrative-based social analysis.

A timely yet unheard parable: The tale of The Woman, The Children and The Beasts

Despite the rejection, violence and erasure of young women activists’ contributions to SA’s political landscape, they are making themselves heard.

How Captain America used isiXhosa for the Black Panther

The Wakanda language spoken by Black Panther is based on isiXhosa.

Firefox adds isiXhosa to browsing language

Version 20 of browser Firefox from Mozilla has increased their mother-tongue access to information by including Xhosa.

You took the Xhosa words right out of my mouth

Being a first-language English speaker can be like living in a monolingual cultural bubble. Hagen Engler bursts out of his in a new book.

Local cinema’s low-brow blow

The world's first isiXhosa boxing feature film lacks punch, writes Percy Zvomuya

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Judicial committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for SA-Israel remarks

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

Ithala fails to act against board chairperson over PPE scandal

Morar asked to settle with the state and pay back the profit he made on an irregular tender

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