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We're not called the rainbow nation for nothing. South Africa has 11 official languages, and scores of unofficial ones besides. English is the most commonly spoken language in official and commercial public life - but only the fifth most spoken home language.
The award-winning Elelwani, the world's first Tshivenda-language feature film, will have a special run at Johannesburg's Cinema Nouveau from 1 to 7 November before opening in South African cinemas in January.
The University of Venda in Limpopo province has opened a Tshivenda Language Research and Development Centre to promote reading and writing of the language.