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UBuntu Bridge at Somerset House Primary school inspiring young minds

UBuntu Bridge and Quite A White Ou were invited by Brenda Skelenge and Nina Wessels to Somerset House primary School on Tuesday the 21st of June 2016 to speak to the learners on the importance of learning Xhosa and other indigenous languages. Watch some video snippets here: Craig ‘Makhosi’ Charnock, the founder of UBuntu Bridge […]

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UBuntu Bridge celebrating June 16 with the community of Vrygrond

Organized by Muzi Collective minds and Muizenbeg festival UBuntu Bridge was in Vrygrond in commemoration of June 16 celebrating the 40th anniversary of the youth of 1976. Bridging the gaps that continue to separate through learning each other’s languages. MaDuka blessed the audience with her poetry and Quite A White Ou performed four tracks including his […]

UBuntu Bridge South African Schools Vernacular Proposal 2016 and Beyond

  BACKGROUND: Over the last 10 years UBuntu Bridge has been developing a vision around the issue of language diversity and continued cultural and economic segregation in South Africa.  We believe it addresses multiple issues in our society, and provides viable suggestions for solving them. It has been based on  personal experience and journey of […]

How to Sing the South African National Anthem – Video

How to sing the South African national anthem After the embarrassing debacles of South African singers not knowing how to sing the South African national anthem, we decided to make a little video series to help people to learn not only how to pronounce and sing the Xhosa/Zulu and Sotho/Tswana verses, but also what the […]

Makhosi on Bush Radio

On the 21st of February every year The United Nations’ (UN) International Mother Language Day celebrates language diversity and variety worldwide. On this day, Craig Makhosi Charnock, UBuntu Bridge’s founder, was featured on Bush Radio 89.5 FM to talk about his Xhosa learning journey. Take a listen to Makhosi and his fascinating story and get a sneak-peak […]

African Language Learning in Schools Solution – School Xhosa

African Language Learning in Schools – School Xhosa Molweni, Sanibonani, Dumelang, Goeie Dag, Hello If you are here, reading this, you probably: a)   recognize the vital and urgent power of even basic African language learning, coupled with African cultural awareness, as a way to help forge a united nation and heal wounds from our past, […]

UBuntu Bridge’s School Language learning – SAPA Speech and Slides

I gave this speech to the South Africa Principal’s Association back in 2013. Greeting Hello everyone, Goeie Middag.  Molweni.  Ninjani?  Ndiyaphila.   NguCraig igama lam.  NguCharnock ifani yam.  Ningandibiza Makhosi. Ndiyavuya kakhulu ukunibona apha namhlanje.    Kodwa ke ndizakuthetha isilungu ngoku kuba baninzi abazundiqonda! Uyabo? (Hi everyone, how are you?  I’m good. Craig is my first […]

Street Xhosa Stickers Intervention

As you know here at Ubuntu-Bridge, we are passionate about using languages to bridge the numerous gaps between people and communities, so we hosted an intervention as part of the 100in1day Cape Town initiative centered on encouraging people to learn Xhosa. We designed and printed dual Xhosa and English stickers containing useful everyday phrases  and […]