Category : tradition

22 Jan 2020


  Employing Credo Mutwa’s thinking of deconstructing nguni words to their roots, I hope to find a different approach of looking at the term, but also understanding the concept of Umoya a bit more broadly. Starting with the first part, Mo (here, in Sesotho), imo (a condition in Xhosa), ummo […]

06 Sep 2019


My first encounter with the Yeoville Market was very interesting. I noticed similarities in the food in the market and the food I know to be my cultural foods, that is the Vha-venda culture. What was even more interesting was the fact that these foods were imported from other African […]

05 Sep 2019


“I was walking to the market for the third time when I immediately noticed that the colour was different. They were painting it. After several years of Robin’s Egg Blue, the market is now Pumpkin Orange. I thought, it does not matter what colour the walls are because you slowly […]

04 Sep 2019


My mother once told me a story of how during Christmas time, her mother would buy one large roll of fabric and from that roll she would make a Christmas outfit for each one of her children, nieces and nephews. The younger girls would get flared out skirts and the […]