Southern Africa

South African Flag

The current national flag of the Republic of South Africa is made up of 6  colors: Chili red National flag white Spectrum green National flag blue Blue black Gold yellow The flag was designed by Mr. Fred Bronwell. Its  debut came after… Read More ›

Xhosa Clicks

These two clips are for my class yesterday who were fascinated when they heard me speaking Xhosa. My mother was fluent and taught me when I was little though I have lost most of the clicks through disuse. Enjoy hearing… Read More ›

South African English Part 2

SOUTH AFRICAN ENGLISH CLASSIFICATION: Family: Indo-European Group: Germanic Subgroup: West Germanic VARIETIES: Black South African English, Indian English, Coloured English, Afrikaans English – variants of South African English Speakers Around 3 457 467 people use it as their home language… Read More ›

South African English Part 1

We’re not called the rainbow nation for nothing. South Africa has 11 official languages, and scores of unofficial ones. English is the most commonly spoken language in official and commercial public life – but only the fifth most spoken home… Read More ›