Sturdy, Heidi

Report from South Africa (Winter 1991)

“Saubona!” This greeting is a Zulu saying meaning “I see you!” The women would yell this across the fields as they saw one another walking. They would continue to yell conversation to each other from yards away, usually with their bundles on their heads. It would be unusual for them to walk to each other because that would take them off their course. So, as they walked, they talked, and then when they were almost out of sight, they would again yell, “Saubona!” meaning, “I see you!”