Indigenous Codes

This page gives a short description of the nine (9) South African Indigenous codes. For Videos please click on the link of the festival you wish to view below.

 

 

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    DIBEKEDibeke (also called Nikkies, Skaloulo and Kimberley Jim) is a multi-running ball game played with two teams of 12 players. The teams take turns to attack and defend. Individual attackers are called and must kick the ball beyond the centre lines towar...
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    DIKETO / UPUCA / UKUGENDA / MAGARAA  game which requires good hand-eye coordination, Diketo /Upuca /Ukugenda , was very popular among girls and still is, who often played it near the river or when they went to fetch water. It is played with small stones. The challenge is to pick...
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    DRIE STOKKIESDRIE STOKKIES
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    JUKSKEITHE ORIGIN OF JUKSKEIJukskei originated spontaneously due to a need for relaxation; pastime; developing a spirit of competition and social communication with others.
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    IINTONGA/ MELAMU/IZINDUKU/UMGANGELAHistory Young African boys engaging in a game of stick fighting (also known as donga) is an art traditionally practiced by teenage herd boys in South Africa. Each combatant is armed with two sticks, one of which is used for defence and the other for ...
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    INGQATHU/ KGATIKgati (Rope Skipping and Jumping) also know as Ugqaphu/Kgadi/Ntimo
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    KHO-KHOKho Kho (Kat en Muis/Cat and Mouse)
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    NCUVAA board game which requires one to think strategically in order to capture the opponent's pieces.
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