Nomakhavela Magazine


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King Cetshwayo was born in 1826 and died 8 February 1884. He conqured British soldiers during a Zulu anglo war in 1879. Finally Britain defeated him at Ulundi.

  • My culture My Africa vol 16.

    A man would find many reasons to go down the stream that meanders through the bush to make some advances to the lady that captivates his heart. If a lady is beautiful, many men from the different tribes, would compete to win her heart. “Izimbangi” is a Zulu name refered to another men who are […]

  • Living a cojoined life.

    Abby and Brittany Hensel are conjoined twins determined to live the normal, active life of outgoing 20-somethings anywhere. They have been to university, they travel, they have jobs. But how easy is it for two people to inhabit one body? Like most 23-year-olds Abby and Brittany Hensel love spending time with their friends, going on […]

  • My culture My Africa 15

    Zulu myths and beliefs. Beliefs, say a lot more about the culture different people in the world adopt. Irish belief in Ireland, is to touch the wood in the morning to bring upon luck during the day. Seeing one pigeon flying, is or was regarded as bad luck with Zulu myths. It meant something bad […]

  • My culture My Africa vol 14.

    Many cows were the sign of being opulent with Zulu culture before money in the bank accounts took over. Cow would play an important role in the Zulu people’s lives to provide food at home and ancestry communication when slaughtered. Women were forced by their parents to marry men who have large amounts of live […]

  • My culture My Africa vol 13.

    Zulu people myths and beliefs Zulu people have their own set of myths and beliefs. Owl is a most hatred bird with Zulu people. This bird is regarded as a bird that bring about misfortune when it came and rest in your yard over the night. It also believed that sorcerers are using this bird […]

  • My culture My Africa vol 12

      What were the tasks that were done by the Zulu women? There were many house chores women would do to meet responsibilities of their families in the past. Excelling in those tasks, would score some many points to any man who want to settle down with such women of an active nature. These tasks […]

  • My culture My Africa vol 11.

      Famine was not appearing in Zulu people vacabulory because they could work the land to grow vegetable and maize. South African people nowadays are starving like leeches while soil is before their eyes. Food prizes are ever increasing in the shelves especial fresh produce. Agricultural works are now done by the white people to […]

  • My culture My Africa vol 10.

    We should all accept and welcome transformation to move with times, but we should not forget our tribal customs and habits to connect with “Mvelinqangi.” I grew up in the rural areas where there is no any infrastructures. Hospitals and clinics were fairy tales in the area. We would depend on certain herbs to cure […]

  • My culture My Africa vol 9

    A cow was a useful asset in the lives of Zulu people in South Africa. It would satiate most of their households needs and wants. Zulu people would construct their huts using mud and wood. Certain type of soil was used to plaster their houses to last for many years. Those huts were polished using […]

  • Laugh and live long

    Always opt for thrillers over comedies? Switch up your viewing habits. Recent studies show that indulging your sense of humour can help you live a longer, healthier life. Laughing not only eases stress, promotes social bonding, and lowers blood pressure, but it may also boost your immune system. Plus, humour becomes more important for people […]

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