Folklore in South Africa: A Short and Curtailed Overview

Matilda Burden


South African radio currently hosts ghost anecdotes which affirm this wide-ranging belief. Since the 17th century the country has been recognized as a melting pot for European and Asian races as well as African. The country teems with folktales, folk story, songs and dances, the latter often performed for family occasions. Other lore embraces the weather, medicines, sayings, wordcraft and food. All these fields are ever-expanding.


South Africa; Folkloristics;

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