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Indigenous African fruits, a “jam” hidden in plain sight.

Indigenous African fruits, a “jam” hidden in plain sight.

As one goes through various literature on the role of Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA), of nutrients, it is a rather mammoth task to come across any tangible African indigenous fruits that have been studied intrinsically and extensively. There is a big challenge with Africa, which needs to be rectified with…

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COVID 19 A.F.R Special Tips!

COVID 19 A.F.R Special Tips!

Commentary: The following tips are offered from an Indigenous Knowledge perspective and should be taken into consideration as untested or verified agents, however, culturally they have been successfully practiced. They may be helpful especially to those who cannot afford western medicine standards. Stay home. Stay Safe. -Nolwazi Mhodi Here are…

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SPICING UP AN AFRICAN DELICACY | AMAQEBELENGWANA

SPICING UP AN AFRICAN DELICACY | AMAQEBELENGWANA

I have always been fascinated by my grandmother’s cooking. This captivation was a result of the countless visits we made as kids to her delightful home. The new Qebelengwana I have always been fascinated by my grandmother’s cooking. This captivation was a result of the countless visits we made as…

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INCHING IN THE SINKING Climate change reality in Bulawayo.

INCHING IN THE SINKING Climate change reality in Bulawayo.

Nolwazi Mhodi 26 February 2020 Pic. Flooded house in Pumula South, Bulawayo. Courtesy of social media Climate change has scaled up from just being more than talk or an idea to an ever-present reality. On February 23rd, the city of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe was covered in almost knee-high levels of water.…

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Go Nuts With Doughnuts.  Tusty Czwartek In Poland.

Go Nuts With Doughnuts. Tusty Czwartek In Poland.

Nolwazi Mhodi 20 February 2020 February the 20th is popularly known as Fat Thursday or Tusty Czwartek in Polish. On this day, poles celebrate life by sharing doughnuts with others. It's a day spent indulging in something sweet and fatty, and that, of course, being doughnuts. And the fun thing…

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Amadlozi

Amadlozi

Introduction A fascinating belief can be observed within the African community that of ancestral spirit worship, popularly known as Amadlozi in the Nguni speaking community. This paper seeks to explain what Amadlozi are. In the first part of the paper will explain and define what they are. The second part…

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Would it be any good if we spoke the same language?

Would it be any good if we spoke the same language?

A world whereby all people speak the same language is an idealistic and pleasurable idea. Language is the means by which we as humans perceive our world, as well as, how which we organize and order it. There are a number of advantages to it, as well as some downsides…

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Ubuntu: the African identity

Ubuntu: the African identity

Africa is known for its vastness and diversity, however, much of this view has largely been projected by western media and not by African themselves. This in its entirety is not misplaced, yet, it is not considered fully accurate according to the African perspective. Africa is the second largest landmass…

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Chef on Duty will be attending the Amagugu Food Expo in Matobo, Zimbabwe. Who is this Zimbabwean food maestra?

Chef on Duty will be attending the Amagugu Food Expo in Matobo, Zimbabwe. Who is this Zimbabwean food maestra?

Chef on Duty doing what she knows best. Food and Happiness... Known to many as Chefonduty, Mizpah came to cooking later in her career. She first worked as an Accountant at her family’s business immediately after completing her education. Chef on Duty is a food perfectionist She honed her culinary…

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Chef Du is coming to the Amagugu Food Festival. Who is this African chef?

Chef Du is coming to the Amagugu Food Festival. Who is this African chef?

Chef Du... Mbuyisi Manombe (Chef Du)’s culinary career began early on, inspired by his Mother's love and respect for good food quality and different cuisines.  After college training by a Japanese chef Terada at the School of Tourism and Hospitality at age 24, Chef Du sought opportunities to further develop…

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