Xitsonga

 
Mother-tongue learning lays a better foundation
Mother-tongue learning lays a better foundation
Imagine moving to the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a first-language English speaker and trying to learn French. The experience might be...
The torment of being a ‘questionable’ South African
The torment of being a ‘questionable’ South African
“Indololwane” (elbow in isiZulu) is probably a word you have never had to think about but, for Tsonga and Venda people, to know it and be able...
Moses, we shall sing your Redemption Song
Moses, we shall sing your Redemption Song
The poet and urban planner was killed by thugs earlier this month. His friend and mentor Vonani Bila reflects on and honours the life...
Human rights and cultural practices
Human rights and cultural practices
‘The law is the way it is. If you try to apply it directly to tradition, you will find that it is not a perfect fit and will affect a lot of...
Madjozi a village girl for real?
Madjozi a village girl for real?
With Sho Madjozi’s carefree black girl outlook, a New Age athleisure take on tinguvu, and her biracial luminescence, it has been argued, that the...
Sho Madjozi’s musical lineage is larger than large
Sho Madjozi’s musical lineage is larger than large
Rapper Sho Madjozi is late for our hangout. There’s a pleasant vibe on the intersection of 7th and Fourth in Melville’s cluster of cafés and...
In Mozambique, classes come alive in local languages
In Mozambique, classes come alive in local languages
About 50 children sit on a bare classroom floor in front of their teacher in what could be any lesson in Mozambique, except that they are not...
Xitsonga: How can a marginalised language thrive?
Xitsonga: How can a marginalised language thrive?
To make it worse, it is in a state of collapse and we haven’t been able to find new writers in the language.
Concourt: Xsitsonga men must get permission for additional marriages
Concourt: Xsitsonga men must get permission for additional marriages
The ruling, which was handed down on Thursday will affect all Xitsonga marriages concluded after May 30, and will not affect those concluded before...

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