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Racing game

Racing game is played to compete for the first to finish the race. This is how Ms. Mthuli of KwaMaphumulo described the game.

The person consulted

Ms. N Mthuli gave details about this game.

Who play this game?

This game is played by young girls between the ages of 4 – 6.

What is used to play the game?

No equipment is used to play this game.

When is the game played?

This game is played during the day throughout the year.

Where is this game played?

This game is played in an open cleared spot enough for racing.

How is the game played?

Children of the same age group form one racing team. They then stand in a line and the racing distance would be demarcated so that the one who finishes first is the winner. There are no rewards/prizes for this racing. All children would race with others of their age groups.

Custom associated with this game

There is no traditional orientation for this game but it is played so that children are fit and healthy.


From a Masters dissertation by Victoria Mkhize for the School of IsiZulu, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Supervised by Professors P.J. Zungu and V. Prabhakaran.