KwaZulu-Natal is home to Zulu, Afrikaner, European and Indian cultures whose influences are indelibly marked into the regions fabric.
What is the culture of Zulu?
The Zulu are the single largest ethnic group in South Africa and numbered about nine million in the late 20th century. Traditionally grain farmers, they also kept large herds of cattle on the lightly wooded grasslands, replenishing their herds mainly by raiding their neighbours.
What is important about the Zulu culture?
Ancestral spirits are important in Zulu religious life, and offerings and sacrifices are made to the ancestors for protection, good health, and happiness. Ancestral spirits come back to the world in the form of dreams, illnesses, and sometimes snakes. The Zulu also believe in the use of magic.
What are Zulu cultural activities?
Weaving, beadwork, pottery and craft-making are popular crafting activities/hobbies amongst the Zulu people, especially in the rural areas. They have actually become very well known for the products they produce through these activities.
What is the KwaZulu Natal province known for?
Known as the Kingdom of the Zulu, KwaZulu Natal is a melting pot of African, European and Indian cultures. This province boasts two World Heritage Sites, the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and the majestic Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.
What is beliefs in my culture?
beliefs: tenets or convictions that people hold to be true culture: the shared beliefs, practices, and material objects of a group of people ideal culture: the standards a society would like to embrace and live up to real culture: the way society really is based on what actually occurs and exists sanctions: rewards or
How important is the baby in Zulu culture?
In Zulu society the birth of a child is a moment for celebration, an important occasion because Zulus believe that marriage is incomplete until a child has been born. Zulus also believe that it is the ancestral spirits that create the new life in its offspring (Brvant, 1949).
What is Zulu traditional food?
The main cultural dishes consist of cooked maize, mielies (maize cobs /corn on the cob), phutu (crumbly maize porridge, usually eaten cold with amasi, but also hot with sugar beans, stew, cabbage etc), amasi (curdled milk which tastes like cottage cheese or plain yoghurt), sweet pumpkin and boiled madumbes ( a type of
What happens when a child is born in Zulu culture?
Babies are named before they are born in Zulu. There is no naming ceremony in the culture, but only a ceremony called imbeleko to introduce the baby to the ancestors and to thank them and ask them to protect it.