South African e-journal about literary translations. Poetry, short stories, essays and oral literature can be submitted / are available as full texts / can be translated in the following languages: Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Tswana, Tsonga, Southern otho (Sesotho), Northern Sotho (Sepedi), French, Dutch, Venda, Swati.
Although the site has a lot of ads, the basic vocabulary you can learn from there is useful. Some languages also have audio examples. The quiz or exercise is also a nice feature whereby you can put your vocabulary knowledge to a test. The following African languages are available: Dagaare, Luganda, Sesotho (Southern Sotho), Swahili, Tswana, Wolof, Xhosa, Zulu. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Video meant as introduction to the art of storytelling in Southern Africa by Prof. Scheub, who did research among the Xhosa, Swati, Ndebele and Zulu. Among others, he tells the story of a Xhosa storyteller who told a story of more than 500 hours during several months about the origin of Xhosa society from a woman's perspective. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
This site was created within the framework of the ThinkQuest Competition, in which students from all over the world can participate and build up a website for a topic they chose. This particular site was built up by students from South Africa, who were 19 years old or younger. The site presents single aspects of Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho culture, but in general is not very comprehensive. The site is interesting, though, cause it is written from the perspective of South African students, who partly used interviews with their parents to built up the content of this site. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Collection of Prof. Scheub who does extensive research on oral literatures in southern African countries. This site offers you pictures of storytellers, recorded stories and the fulltext of Prof. Scheub's book "South African Voices" including transcripts of stories (in the original language), audio files of the stories told and interviews with the storytellers. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Online language courses of the UNISA fpr the following languages: Northern-Sotho / Sepedi, Tswana, Zulu, Southern-Sotho / Sesotho and Xhosa. The courses contain whole sentences sorted by topic and include audiofiles to help you for the pronounciation. You will also find videos whose dialogues can also be re-read as text files. ... [editors ilissAfrica]