Umlungu ( White person )

Nsizw’eMnyama LandlessNdukude – ” In my knowledge, the word was coined by Shaka of the Zulu empire. He called them abelumbi or umlumbi, which means one who practices witchcraft. This was because they ’emerged’ from the sea which was believed to be haunted by evil spirits and also because of their technology that they boasted and which they used to shower their hosts with (as a sign of superiority obviously). The pronunciation deviation to abelungu or umlungu happened much later when the meaning had been lost.”

Kgomotso KhanyaMotlhale – ” My take is… Mlungu.. Derived from ukuLunga… The actual meaning of the word did not originate with the Europeans but the word was already in full use by then. This word was used to describe or relate to the person who was in “authority”. However, the Germanic Tribes (not to be confused with modern day Germans (English and Dutch) came took the Land and cattle and retained all the power and they emerged as AbeLungu. Because Mlungu / AbeLungu were predomintly white the word or title Mlungu became associate with the Europeans that stole the land… There is another contention that the word Mlungu at some point was used to refer to the devise authority (God) but this was accredited to the European races. So when the black people refer to the Europeans as Mlungu they are basically automatically assuming an inferior position just by the manner of addressing them… My knowledge is not universally correct but should one see fit to discredit or dispute please do so within reasonable limits.”


Xhosa Virgins 

Okay, in KwaZulu Natal ( land of the Zulus) we have ukuhlolwa kwezintombi (virginity testing;  keeping girls virgins until marriage ) and ofcourse a male person pays for any virginity damages that had taken place ontop of the fact that they are still going to pay for pregnancy if the girl falls pregnant. 
So all my life ive been telling my self lies that all Ngunis follow these traditions, seemingly. Today i was chilling with my Xhosa friend and he told me that in Eastern Cape ( land of the Xhosas ) they dont have virginity testing and they dont pay for virginity damages they only pay for pregnancy; also said girls that side start doing sex at 12/13 years of age mostly. And thats if they feel like becoming sexual active….. wow !!!! Like really? Ive been fooling my self thinking all black Ngunis follow these traditions the same way. Yoh i have so many Questions… I THINK ILL HAVE TO DO A DOCUMENTARY ON THIS, VISIT XHOSA LAND AND TALK TO THE ELDERS AS A FILM MAKER. I HAVE SO MANY QIESTIONS THAT I HAVE FOUND OUT TODAY ABOUT THIS 🤔
Is it true though?
My name is Mongameli Mazongolo

2017 Matric results : TOP ACHIEVERS 👏

Have a look at the list of top performing learners in the National Senior Certificate exams for 2017, which recorded a pass rate of 75.1% with progressed learners, and 76.5% without progressed pupils.

Top Maths achievers:

1. Takalani Bambela (Limpopo)

2. Khodani Wonderful Nemalamamgwa (Limpopo)

3. Mogopodi Molusi (Nothern Cape)

Top Science:

1. Timera Naidoo (KwaZulu-Natal)

2. Matthys Louis Carstens (Western Cape)

3. Erin Michael Solomons (Western Cape)


1. Joshua Kelley Chetty (Gauteng)

2. Tumelo Mashigo (Gauteng)

3. Katlego Manone (Free State)

Top Math and Science:

1. Takalani Bambela (Limpopo)

2. Khodani Wonderful Nemalamamgwa (Limpopo)

3. Phikolomzi Mjikelwa (Eastern Cape)

Top achievers in quintile 1:

1. Reamohetse Mofitiso (Eastern Cape)

2. Boitumelo Ngoepe (Limpopo)

3. Thalentha Ngobeni (Mpumalanga)

Top achievers in quintile 2:

1. Siyanda Pikwa (Gauteng)

2. Musiwalo Kutama (Limpopo)

3. Takalani Bambela (Limpopo)

Top achievers in quintile 3:

1. Mandisa Xaba (KwaZulu-Natal)

2. Mphoentle Piliso (Eastern Cape)

3. Pikolomzi Mjikelwa (Eastern Cape)

Top achievers in quintile 4:

1. Anza Tshipetane (Limpopo)

2. Timera Naidoo (KwaZulu-Natal)

3. Marie-Tinka Olivier (North West)

Top achievers in quintile 5:

1. Janke van Dyk (Western Cape)

2. Matthys Carstens (Western Cape)

3. Joanna Smith (KwaZulu-Natal)

Source: NEWS 24

Mongameli Mazongolo in the kingdom of amaBhaca

( Translated in more than five langauges )

 My name is Mongameli which basically translates to President in English, i am the son of the Mazongolo clan. Mazongolo that gave birth to Donti, Meshane, Mahogo, Fakazi, Mbava and many more other great-great-grand parents. Im from eMzikhulu, under the rule of Chief Fodo , i am proud of drinking the holy waters from the most beautiful uMzimkhulu River. Im a Bhaca person, my ancestors originate and root from the Zulu kingdom under the Rule of King Shaka Ka Senzangakhona, because of iMfecane war they had to migrate to other places led by King Madzikane and they settled in Swazi land under the rule of chief Sobhuzu , and later on migrated to the Eastern side of the country were they settled on the border separating Eastern Cape and Kwazulu Natal. Along the journey of migration we absorbed and learned 3 new languages on top of our Zulu language and those are siXhosa, siSwati and siNdebele hence we then developed a new dialect isiBhaca mixing the 3 languages. as a result, Bhaca culture together with its traditions emerged !
Under the Bhaca ethnic group ,we have so many different communieties, hence i belong to the Nhlangwini community which was originally called Nhlangwane and Nhlangwane is a type of a snake. this snake was found in the caves by our ancestors when they first arrived in border to hide, they later made the caves their home.  
These are some of the words that we use in my Language isiNhlangwane: 

1. Ngiya-khamba ( i am going)  Ngiyahamba (zulu)

2. Uyayi ( where are you going?) ) Uyakuphi (zulu)

3. Bhobha ( Talk) khuluma (zulu)

4. Ngedasi ( to go down)  ngezansi (zulu)


My naam is Mongameli wat basies vertaal na president in Engels, ek is die seun van die Mazongolo-stam. Mazongolo wat geboorte gegee het aan Donti, Meshane, Mahogo, Fakazi, Mbava en nog baie ander groot-groot-grootouers. Im uit eMzikhulu, onder die heerskappy van Hoof Fodo, is ek trots om die heilige waters te drink van die mooiste uMzimkhulu-rivier. Ek is ‘n Bhaca-persoon. My voorvaders het oorsprong en wortel uit die Zulu-koninkryk onder die reël van koning Shaka Ka Senzangakhona. As gevolg van die oorlog in Imfecane moes hulle migreer na ander plekke gelei deur koning Madzikane en hulle het in Swazi-land onder die bewind van hoof Sobhuzu gevestig. , en later migreer na die oostelike kant van die land, is hulle gevestig op die grens wat Oos-Kaap en Kwazulu Natal skei. Langs die migrasie het ons 3 nuwe tale op die top van ons Zulu-taal geabsorbeer en dit is siXhosa, siSwati en siNdebele. Daarom het ons ‘n nuwe dialek isiBhaca ontwikkel wat die 3 tale meng. As gevolg daarvan het Bhaca-kultuur saam met sy tradisies na vore getree!
Onder die Bhaca-etniese groep het ons soveel verskillende gemeenskappe, dus behoort ek tot die Nhlangwini-gemeenskap wat oorspronklik Nhlangwane genoem is en Nhlangwane is ‘n soort slang. Hierdie slang is deur ons voorvaders in die grotte gevind toe hulle eers in die grens aangekom het om weg te steek. Hulle het later die grotte hul huis gemaak.
Hierdie is ‘n paar van die woorde wat ons in my Taal isiNhlangwane gebruik:

1. Ngiya-khamba (ek gaan) Ngiyahamba (Zoeloe)

2. Uyayi (waarheen gaan jy?)) Uyakuphi (zulu)

3. Bhobha (Bespreking) khuluma (zulu)

4. Ngedasi (om af te gaan) ngezansi (zulu)
Meestal, ek is trots om mens te wees ❤ meer as enige etikette wat ek deur my lewe kan kry.

Lebitso la ka ke Mongameli, ha e le hantle e fetolelang Mopresidente ka Senyesemane, ke ‘na mora oa Mazongolo. Mazongolo o ile a tsoala Donti, Meshane, Mahogo, Fakazi, Mbava le batsoali ba bang ba bangata ba baholo haholo. Ke tsoa Mzimkhulu, tlas’a puso ea Morena Fodo, ke motlotlo ka ho noa metsi a halalelang ho Nōkeng ea Mzimkhulu e ntle ka ho fetisisa. Ke motho oa Bhaca, baholo-holo ba ka ba tsoa ‘musong oa Zulu tlas’a Puso ea King Shaka Ka Senzangakhona, ka lebaka la ntoa ea iMfecane ba ile ba fallela libakeng tse ling tse etelletsoeng ke Morena Madzikane eaba ba lula naheng ea Swazi tlas’a taolo ea Sobhuzu , ‘me hamorao ha ba fallela karolong e ka bochabela ea naha ba ile ba lula moeling o arohaneng Eastern Cape le Kwazulu Natal. Ha re le leetong la ho falla re ile ra kenya lipuo tse ncha holim’a puo ea rona ea Sezulu, ‘me ke li-siXhosa, siSwati le siNdebele hona joale re hlahisitse puo e ncha Bhaca e kopanyang lipuo tse 3. ka lebaka leo, setso sa Bhaca hammoho le meetlo ea sona se hlahile!
Tlas’a sehlopha sa merabe ea Bhaca, re na le mefuta e fapaneng e fapaneng, ka hona ke karolo ea sechaba sa Nhlangwini se neng se bitsoa Nhlangwane le Nhlangwane ke mofuta oa noha. noha ena e fumanoe mahaheng a baholo-holo ba rona ha ba qala ho fihla moeling ho pata, hamorao ba etsa mahaheng a bona.
Tsena ke tse ling tsa mantsoe ao re a sebelisang ka puo ea Sesotho:

1. Ngiya-khamba (ke ea) Ngiyahamba(zulu)

2. Uyayi (u ea hokae?) Uyakuphi (zulu)

3. Bhobha (Talk) khuluma (zulu)

4. Ngedasi (ho theohela) ngezansi (zulu)

Jina langu ni Mongameli ambalo kimsingi hutafsiri Rais kwa Kiingereza, mimi ni mwana wa jamaa ya Mazongolo. Mazongolo ambayo alimzaa Donti, Meshane, Mahogo, Fakazi, Mbava na wazazi wengine wengi zaidi kubwa. Im kutoka eMzimkhulu, chini ya utawala wa Chief Fodo, ninajivunia kunywa maji takatifu kutoka Mto Mzimkhulu mzuri zaidi. Mimi ni mtu wa Bhaca, baba yangu hutoka na mizizi kutoka kwa ufalme wa Kizulu chini ya Utawala wa King Shaka Ka Senzangakhona, kwa sababu ya vita vya iMfecane walipaswa kuhamia kwenda maeneo mengine yanayoongozwa na Mfalme Madzikane na wakaa katika ardhi ya Swazi chini ya utawala wa Sobhuzu mkuu , na baadaye walihamia upande wa mashariki wa nchi walikuwa wakiweka mpaka mpaka wa kugawanya Mashariki mwa Cape na Kwazulu Natal. Pamoja na safari ya uhamiaji tulipata na kujifunza lugha mpya 3 juu ya lugha yetu ya Kizulu na wale ni SiXhosa, siSwati na SiNdebele kwa hiyo tulijenga lugha mpya ya Bhaca iliyochanganya lugha 3. Matokeo yake, utamaduni wa Bhaca pamoja na mila yake iliibuka!
Chini ya kundi la kikabila la Bhaca, tuna aina nyingi sana, kwa hiyo mimi ni wa jumuiya ya Nhlangwini iliyoitwa Nhlangwane na Nhlangwane hapo awali ni aina ya nyoka. nyoka hii ilipatikana katika mapango ya baba zetu wakati walipofika kwenye mpaka wa kujificha, baadaye wakafanya mapango yao nyumbani.
Hizi ndizo baadhi ya maneno tunayotumia katika lugha yangu isiNhlangwane:

1. Ngiya-khamba (ninaenda) Ngiyahamba (zulu)

2. Uyayi (unakwenda wapi?) Uyakuphi (zulu)

3. Bhobha (Mazungumzo) khuluma (zulu)

4. Ngedasi (kwenda chini) chiniansi (zulu)


1. Ngiya-khamba(我要去)Ngiyahamba(祖鲁语)

2. Uyayi(你要去哪里?)Uyakuphi(祖鲁语)

3. Bhobha(谈话)khuluma(祖鲁语)


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His name is Sphesihle , he is my little brother and  he is born in rural areas, in a poor family. But he is so curious about everything he comes across.  Say may be he sees you reading a book ( he asks you all about it) or you are doing a certain job at that moment he’d ask to join and will also want to find the reasons of you doing that particular job or may be he sees any technology device he’d always ask what it is and whats it for…if you dont tell him hell keep on asking until he gets answered. After he has acquired all that info he needed he starts engaging  with the device and he successfully interacts with it; whats more wonderful is that is that if he doesn’t understand he asks until he comprehends . He loves technology; he is the reason i think the future is gonna be one of the greatest times in our lives. Seemingly kids like these are gonna invent a lot of useful devices and more especially the ones that are gonna be a huge help in medical centres and in criminology departments. 
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