Rachel Kolisi learning Xhosa

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Siya’s pride: Rachel Kolisi and kids are learning to speak isiXhosa

Siya’s ‘Mamariri’! Springbok WAG and philanthropist Rachel Kolisi has added learning isiXhosa to her catalogue of achievements.

Rachel Kolisi learning Xhosa

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Rachel Kolisi is learning to speak Xhosa, and we are here for it…

The philanthropist and wife of Siya Kolisi, made the announcement on her Instagram Stories, where she revealed that their two children Nicholas and Keziah, were also taking language lessons.

And it makes perfect sense why…


Rachel Kolisi may be a white South African woman, but to many of her fans, she is ‘black inside’.

“Say what you want but inside #RachelKolisi lives a black Xhosa woman who loves & respects her husband, and protects her family,” one tweep said about the blonde beauty.

Then there’s the fact that learning isiXhosa will help her understand all her husband’s funny Instagram and Twitter captions.

Siya is known for his cute — and funny — social media posts which he regularly writes in isiXhosa, often about his unassuming wife whom he has nicknamed “Mamariri”.


Apart from learning a new language, Rachel has her hands full tending to her children, which includes Siya’s siblings Pelo and Liyema.

And she is using her social media platforms to give us a hilarious insight into mothering toddlers and teenagers. 

Who can forget the time she discovered her youngest in a messy bum cream situation, or when she embarrassed on of her teens with her cringe-worthy dance moves?

From capturing silly to stressful situations, this WAG is definitely giving us the content we signed up for!