• A member of the African Choir, 1891

    Hidden Histories

    At Ulwazi we like to keep things local, focusing on KwaZulu-Natal and rarely venturing beyond ...

Moses Mabhida Stadium

No Longer at This Address

In this series, No Longer at This Address, we focus on the new road names in Durban, and the people that they’re named in honour of. And while Moses Mabhida’s namesake is not a road, the soccer stadium is such a massive part of Durban’s new skyline (and its soul) that we thought it was [...]

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Nqobile’s Stories: September

The do’s and don’t of Zulu weddings are one of our most popular topics on Ulwazi – we are constantly getting questions from brides-to-be regarding the proper procedures to be followed in respect of all the different elements that make up a traditional Zulu wedding. To add information to this ever-growing source last month Nqobile [...]

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Sbonelo Tau Luthuli

Song of the Soil

The Zulu clay pot, or ukhamba, is something very special indeed. Not only are these pots very striking to look at, but they permeate a sense of Zulu culture and are steeped in history, with all sorts of traditions associated with them. Most typically the pots are made by women, and are used to drink [...]

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