AmaVenda

© Dr Peter Magubane
Isiko seVenda sivela emvelaphi ehlukahlukene. Abaningi beVenda bazibona njengabaholi bezenkolo, kodwa isiko labo siye saba namandla kakhulu futhi sivumelanisa nezimo. Esikhathini esidlule, babephethe indawo enkulu enyakatho yeSouth Africa. Namuhla, ngenxa yokuqothulwa komhlaba abahlali abamhlophe ngasekupheleni kwekhulu le-19 leminyaka lama-20 leminyaka, kanye nezinqubomgomo zobandlululo kusukela kuma-1960s, zihlala ngasenyakatho-mpumalanga, ikakhulukazi ezungeze uLouis Trichardt neSibasa esifundazweni saseNyakatho. Amaqembu atholakala naseningizimu-mpumalanga yeZimbabwe. Ama-fiction athembekile asetshenziselwa ukuchaza imvelaphi yeVenda, kodwa ubufakazi bamuva buveze ukuthi buhlanganisa amaqembu.

Translated by Nsika Khoza

Music and Dance in Venda Culture

Umculo nomdanso udlala ingxenye ebalulekile ekuphileni kukaVenda, okwenziwe emishadweni nasemingcwabeni, ezikoleni kanye nasezikoleni zokuqala, ukuphuza ubhiya kanye nemibuthano....more

Political Organisation of the Venda

Izinketho zenhlangano yezombusazwe zendabuko zikhona ezindaweni zasemaphandleni. Iyunithi encane kunazo zonke yindlu (mudi), umndeni noma iqembu lemindeni yezinhlanga ezifanayo...more

The Diverse Origins of the Venda

Ngekhulu lesine, isiFundazwe sesimanje sasisenyakatho sasihlaselwe yiKhoisan ne-Early Iron Age abantu, abahlanganyela ngokuhweba, emshadweni nempi....more

The Position of Women in Venda Culture

Ngokujwayelekile abesifazane baseVenda babengenalo isikhundla esifanayo esingaphansi kwabesifazane emaqenjini amaningi aseNingizimu Afrika. Ngaphakathi egcekeni lakhe...more

Venda Initiation

Ukuthuthukiswa kwalowo muntu kubonwe njengengqikithi yezigaba, ukukhulelwa kanye nomshado ukubeka izigaba ezibalulekile. Ukuguqulwa ukusuka komunye kuya kwesinye kwenziwa amandla ngamandla...more