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5 thoughts on “Southern Africa: Time for tough questions about the reed dances”
Hi I really like umkhosi wonhlanga so much and I’m really looking forward to take my daughter at kzn but my problem is I’m staying very far at Gauteng ,how do I get there
My name is Favour Onofelaga a Nigerian who is so much interested about African cultures and values, just yesterday i had a heated argument with my friends on our Whatsapp group. They said the reed dance was bad, fetish and a whole lot, but I feel they are assimilationists who don’t care about the root of culture in Africa. I decided refreshing my memory today by asking why the ceremony is performed only to find out it was initiated 1991 in South Africa and 40s in Swaziland. I Want To know if these maidens are forced to go, are forcely taken as wives by the kings also. Thank you! here i saw the disadvantage also. Will Like to interact. whatsapp number +2349073334278
The perspective here is regrettable. I pick up a lot of negativity towards this cultural event. The writer must attend this programme in the wards way before the main event which is the reed dance. These maidens and parents sign indemnity form to participate.
Hi I’m South African man from Limpopo. I really in love with reed dance as Zulus and Swatis remaining to respect their forefather’s custom.
But there’s something I wanna know, When a man recognise a lady while she’s in reed dance. It’s possible for a man to speak with the lady?