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African Culture

I am Tingazwa Mhlaba from Themba SDA School. I am the arts and culture teacher in grades 8 and 9.   Firstlly let's talk about culture - What is culture? It is the way we live and the way we do things.Then the influence of other cultures.We have a tendency to copy and imitate other people's culture.What and how we dress.What we eat.How we dress our hair.How we talk, code... [read on >>]
By: Tingazwa Mhlaba, akhona burneli
Started: April 26th 2010 10:35
Last Update: November 7th 2016 02:43

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awareNet Theme Song!

  The VSA thought awareNet really needs a song. But not just any song. A song by the users for the users. A song that reflects the life and the thoughts of its users. A song that is about awareness, awareNet, about you and me and us, about our life and possibilities, about the future and the Internet, and about Peace.  We found 5 schools in Grahamstown that want to take par... [read on >>]
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By: Anna Wertlen, Gabriel Spilkin, Richard Strickland, Andile Mengu, Chumisa Makabe, Pumza Nquma, Buyiselwa Kalipa, Corinne Cooper, Lelethu Bodlani, Sivuyile Nkohla, Lunga Heleni, Zukani Budaza and 62 others.
Started: May 11th 2011 12:55
Last Update: November 7th 2016 02:34


English is corrupting our kids

Our kids do not know their African language because most of them grew up in areas with mixed cultures. You will find out even on TV, the presenters mixing their African language with English when they are running a programme instead of sticking to their language. The programmes such as Takalani Sesame are also done in English. You will find out that our children translate the soapies i... [read on >>]
By: Nokwayiyo Sam, anelisa lukwe, funiwe coko
Started: August 10th 2010 10:59
Last Update: November 7th 2016 01:48

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I write who I am

"I write who I am" is a book of poetry, written by the Upstart Plus Poets, edited by Harry Owen and initiated and managed by Shireen Badat. Upstart is a Newspaper Project in Grahamstown, which is closely related to the Grocott's Mail and a very inspiring and active partner of the VSA. The Upstart members were taught by Harry Owen, a local poet, how to write poetry. Harry then com... [read on >>]
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By: Terri-Lynn Penney, Sindi Dingana, Jabulani Faltein, Lutho Gqirana, Mfundo Jacobs, Dumisani July, Kahla Vuyiseka, Sibusiso Klaas, Xolela Landu, Lwando Manyonta, Andile Mengu, Sanele Ntshingana and 9 others.
Started: November 7th 2011 10:06
Last Update: November 23rd 2011 08:18


Learners` Experiences @ National Schools Festival 2011

Standard Bank held the National Schools Festival for the last time this year, with a mission statement "To enrich the culture and educational life of the youth of South Africa, by promoting an appreciation of the arts as a universal tool of communication and empowerment, and to develop a deep appreciation, love and support for the South African arts industry". The Fest lasted four day an... [read on >>]
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By: Ayanda Twani, Hannah Godlonton, Motolani Adesina, Jessica Wentworth, Tamani Chithambo, Siyanda Makunga, Krista du Plooy, Sarah Hanton, Anna Wertlen, Neliswa Mamani, Faith du Plessis, Siyamtanda Tokwe
Started: July 15th 2011 04:29
Last Update: November 23rd 2011 08:09


Learners` Experiences at National Arts Festival 2011

  The Grahamstown National Arts Festival 2011 runs from Thursday, 30th June 2011 till Sunday, 10th July, during the June/July school holidays. The NAF (National Arts Festival) is sponsored by a wide variety of different companies. This is the biggest arts festival in Southern Africa, and it aims at providing a platform for different artists to show their talents, and an opportunity for people... [read on >>]
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By: Faith du Plessis, Ayanda Twani, Krista du Plooy, Siyamtanda Tokwe
Started: July 5th 2011 03:45
Last Update: November 23rd 2011 07:58


Social Documentary Project - Ntaba Maria Grade 9

We want to create a short video documentary about a topic which is relevant to learners in the local community of Grahamstown. Is there a story you want to tell from the area you live? It could be about something positive or negative. It could be about the present, the past or the future.... [read on >>]
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By: Lukas Hueneke, Chiara Brendel, Kjetil Torp, Mcvay Boko, Malibongwe Bekwa, Nangamso Habana, Asemahle Sergeant, Vuyolwethu Mfecane, Siviwe Tyala, Liyema Kwenxe, Onesimo Maqoko, Kamvelihle Mat and 4 others.
Started: October 10th 2016 09:46
Last Update: February 13th 2017 10:59


South African Quotations

Sayings, phrases, idioms, proverbs and/or witticisms have original sources. There are interesting phrases that people coin (sometimes unwittingly) when in an interview. You read a newspaper or a magazine article and you come across these. Sometimes a writer is so used to his sayings - or is not quite aware that s/he is saying something spectacular - that he mixes them discretely in his work. ... [read on >>]
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By: Thozamile Enock Ngeju, Albert Yovo, Nosipho Silo, Msikeleli Moli
Started: October 12th 2009 09:51
Last Update: November 23rd 2011 07:49

Zwelenqaba SSS Cultural Day 2011

On 18th May 2011, a cultural day was held at Zwelenqaba SSS to heighten cultural awareness among the learners. The day was enthusiastically received as can be seen in the following pictures.... [read on >>]
By: Victor Yankey
Started: September 28th 2011 09:11
Last Update: November 7th 2016 01:48