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