INDIGENOUS African sayings and culture are not always easy to translate. Storytelling for example is a widely documented means of knowledge being transferred across generations. These stories were always meant to convey a deeper message, to cultivate values of honesty, integrity and humility.
It was about fostering a sense of relational harmony, of caring for your fellow human beings. The powerful isiZulu saying "izandla ziyagezana", meaning "one good turn deserves another", is what comes to mind when I read about self-made billionaire Patrice Motsepe's pledge to donate half the money generated by his family assets to marginalised communities.