Win a black doll for your tot

SPECIAL DOLL: Winner Sidwell Khanya with daughter Basetsana, and sponsor Molemo Kgomo. Pic. Vathiswa Ruselo. 27/10/08. © Sowetan.
SPECIAL DOLL: Winner Sidwell Khanya with daughter Basetsana, and sponsor Molemo Kgomo. Pic. Vathiswa Ruselo. 27/10/08. © Sowetan.

Victor Mecoamere

Victor Mecoamere

Nurturing a sense of cultural identity in children starts with positive steps, including socialising the tiny tots with relevant traditional playthings.

Leading the way is young entrepreneur Molemo Kgomo, who overcame the dilemma of raising her children on a diet of foreign culture play items including those of the Barbie and Bratz crazes.

Kgomo imported and later sold dark-coloured dolls, mainly at functions where black women congregate.

Currently manufactured overseas, the dolls are clothed by two women's groups with beadwork and traditional designs that are Zulu, Sotho, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Ndebele, Tsonga, Pedi and Swazi.

l Last week Sowetan gave away the dolls to readers. The first lucky winner of the Zulu doll is Sidwell Khanya from Pretoria.

This week one reader stands a chance to win the Sotho doll. Simply SMS Sotho Doll, followed by your name and identity number to 41834.

Each SMS is charged at R2. Winners will be contacted by phone. Next week in Parenting Corner, we will be giving away the Ndebele doll.

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