from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a people of northeast South Africa constituting the principal inhabitants of the former homeland of Venda.
- n. The Bantu language of the Venda.
- A former internally self-governing Black African homeland in northeast South Africa near the Zimbabwe border. It was granted limited self-government in 1962, nominal independence in 1979, and was dissolved and reintegrated into South Africa by the 1993 interim constitution.
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- proper n. formerly a self-governing Black African homeland in South Africa.
- proper n. the people of this area.
- proper n. the language of these people.
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A traditional greeting in Venda could easily involve four full exchanges and you greet everyone.
But students like Sam Mashaba at Tshivase (Sibasa) High School, "which was seen to be the centre of this movement" in Venda, were very aware of the broader issues of apartheid and of the immediate concerns in their own schools.
Organisation at Sibasa, a small town in Venda, an area — it is roughly 200 miles north of Johannesburg and abuts the Limpopo River and the border with Zimbabwe (then still Rhodesia) — that was slated to become one of South Africa's "independent homelands."
Slightly older than Lilli, Sam Mashaba was a senior student at Tshivase High School near Sibasa in Venda, one of the areas north of
We had people also in Venda, that were very, very good, some of them are still respected greatly today, who were elderly to us, and who would keep on informing us.
Sam: I should tell you that it's not, it's not very safe to tell anyone in Venda that you are associated with a Mashaba.
Tshivase High School in Venda and already an active student organizer.
Venda, which is a merlot and cabernet blend grown at a high elevation in the Colli Euganei in the Mount Venda Vineyard; and Agno Tinto, a syrah-based blend with a small percentage of other Italian varieties, including marzemino.
Traditional Sepedi clothing is often much more subtle than their flashier neighbors like the Venda or Zulu.
As Matta explains, although he spent several weeks in Villa Grimaldi, he came there after having been held for five days at an even more notorious place, Venda Sexy, so named for the inhumanly bizarre sex games a guard orchestrated there with her dogs and the prisoners.