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Ten isiXhosa Learning Tips

Introduction: There are many reasons why many people struggle to learn and maintain Vernac language learning, but often it comes down to unrealistic expectations, no practical strategy, and lack of psychological preparation. This article is written to inspire people to have an efficient strategy and good attitude when it comes to learning Vernac languages, specifically […]


African Language Learning in Schools Solution – School Xhosa

A PDF proposal was created in 2016 to provide a more visual vision. We remain unattached to whether we are involved as an organisation or not, but wish dearly for some sort of similar project to be implemented on a national level, for the good of our nation, and the youth of our country. Download […]


Talking Heads

Talking heads talk (full version) – 20 April 2013 I was recently invited to speak at the Africa Centre’s Talking Heads evening, during which I got to share my thoughts for 20 minutes with three groups of 3 people, and invite discussion around the topic.  The opportunity allowed me to hone some of the thoughts […]


Kaos Pilots Intro to Xhosa Culture and Language Workshop Video

An amazing organisation called the Kaos Pilots form Denmark, recently spent 3 months in Cape Town on an ‘Outpost’.  For more on what they did and do, see here: But they basically dropped a love bomb on the city of Cape Town. When the Pilots first arrived, I gave a brief Intro […]


White youth bringing hope through Xhosa – article from a Westerford high school Xhosa student

 To see the context to this letter, please see previous blog post here….. Ndithetha kancinci kuba ndingumlungu           Stewart S… Being English and Afrikaans in the Western Cape, communicating in my home language is no big deal. Without exception, if I interact with someone whose first language is isiXhosa, the conversation takes place in either […]


UBuntu Bridge Mandela Day Community Event 2012 Video

 On 18 July, 2012, Madiba’s 94th birthday, UBuntu Bridge organised a community day with a difference in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, a.k.a. Mandela Park. With a focus on Xhosa language learning for the volunteers, we then spent time with the kids from Ikhaya Lethemba creche planting trees, doing yoga, reading practice and finally singing Happy […]