BeingAfrican is a platform that strives to preserve African cultures, traditions, and languages. It is a meeting place where African cultures are explained within scope.
In recent decades, the emergence of large African diaspora communities within Africa itself, Europe, America, and elsewhere has resulted in the loss of traditional knowledge of African cultures. At the same time, the westernization of African countries has posed the same at home. Our platform is an attempt to preserve many of our centuries-old customs and traditions.
At BeingAfrican we understand that preservation of culture and protocols is everyone’s responsibility (parents and children) but mainly it lies with the elders.
- Learn about you, your people, and why you should be proudly South African
- Know who you married-cross cultural marriages
- Understand the people of the country you intend to visit-Hello tourists
- Learn the languages-Basic language exposure. Say something in Zulu, Xhosa, seVenda, seSotho, seTswana, SePedi
- Share your rich South African culture and language
Be present in appreciating the South African in you and South Africans around you. Understand South African marriage practices, clans and totems, pregnancy traditions, manners and protocols, dining and hosting, music, art and dance, death and funerals.
As a South African, you have a culture and you have a language!
SOUTH AFRICA AT A GLANCE
Independence: South Africa became Independent on April 27, 1994
Languages: English, Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, Sepedi, Setswana, Sesotho, Xitsonga, Swazi, Tshivenda, isiNdebele
Provinces: Gauteng, Limpopo, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, North-west, KwaZulu Natal, Northern Cape, Mpumalanga and Free State.
Where is South Africa on the continent of Africa?
South Africa is the southern-most country in Africa. It covers an area of 1,221,037 square kilometres. To the north it is bordered by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (former Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho.