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Marriages are always held between the people from different villages. Therefore it is necessary for the people to get to know each other before. In the old days this took place while the young people were fetching water. It is up to their women if they accept the man's offer. When a woman had decided on her future husband, her sister or a friend gave the chosen man a white necklace as a sign of engagement.


Homepage(2)   Holiday pictures   South Africa by Ursula Becker and Michael Becker, 03/2003. Last modification: 05/2003.