ARTICLES RELATING TO CULTURE

Traditional leaders want answers from Mandela over conversion to Islam

2016-02-10 07:39

Eastern Cape traditional leaders want answers from Nelson Mandela’s grandson Nkosi Zwelivelile 'Mandla' Mandela about why he reportedly converted to Islam when he married a Muslim woman.

Chiefs bill at odds with Constitution - Parliament told

2016-02-03 16:00

The traditional and Khoi-San leadership bill as it stands retribalises the country and is at odds with the Constitution, MPs have heard.

New Year assaults 'in 12 German states'

2016-01-23 22:35

German police have found that the wave of sexual assaults and robberies on New Year's eve did not only happen in Cologne but that similar incidents also took place in 12 of Germany's regional states.

Girls be warned: Lose your virginity, you lose your bursary

2016-01-22 10:59

Remain virgins or else we will take away your bursaries. This was the warning given to 16 young women who received the Maidens Bursary Award from the UThukela Municipality.

ICC delays hearing in Timbuktu destruction case

2016-01-13 22:50

The International Criminal Court has postponed a landmark hearing to confirm charges against an alleged al-Qaeda militant accused of ordering the destruction of monuments in Timbuktu.

Capetonians stake out best spots for historic Malay Choir parade

2015-12-30 14:00

A Cape Town woman is such a huge fan of the famous Cape Malay Choir nagtroepe (night troupes) that she has already spent a night on Darling Street to book a prime viewing spot.

Building a nation starts at home - Zuma

2015-12-23 21:11

President Jacob Zuma has told a gathering of the elderly at a Christmas party that nation building begins at home, and that South Africa's "troubled society" is a result of too many broken homes.

Deaths of initiates unacceptable - Van Rooyen

2015-12-15 16:06

Cogta Minister Des van Rooyen says his department is working with various stakeholders to ensure young men underwent the rite of passage - circumcision - in a safe manner.

Cogta to establish rescue centres for initiates

2015-12-10 08:30

The Eastern Cape Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department says it will be establishing rescue centres because of the rising number of initiate deaths.

Global etiquette: Never ask about someone else’s wife in the Middle East

2015-12-08 07:35

Here are some of the quirkiest and serious cultural practices from around the globe.

 

Khoi, San activists shoot arrow into Parliament precinct

2016-02-08 13:20

Disgruntled activists for Khoi and San rights have declared war as they tried to push through the gates at Parliament during a protest.

Egyptian female writer jailed for insulting Islam

2016-01-26 19:18

An Egyptian court has jailed a female writer for three years for insulting Islam after she criticised the slaughter of animals during a major religious festival.

Boy, 17, arrested after alleged sex with dog

2016-01-23 17:30

Police have arrested a 17-year old boy for allegedly sleeping with a dog in Doornkop near Middelburg on Saturday.

France returns head of Hindu statue

2016-01-21 21:49

The head of a 7th century statue of the Hindu deity Harihara has been returned by France and reattached to its body for display in Cambodia.

AbaThembu to discuss king's successor

2015-12-31 09:56

AbaThembu royal family elders are set to meet to discuss who will succeed King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, who is serving a 12-year jail term.

South Africans choose eclectic array of gifts for Christmas

2015-12-24 16:03

The rainbow nation has proved its diversity, with South Africans snapping up an eclectic range of gifts shortly before Christmas Eve.

Culture war brews over SA golden rhino figurine

2015-12-19 07:25

A golden rhino figurine that provides undeniable proof of a sophisticated society existing before white men arrived is set to go on display for the first time in the British Museum.

Fight for land worth dying for - Khoi San

2015-12-10 21:24

The fight for land restitution for the country’s indigenous people was worth dying for, a Koranna leader has said.

South Africa founded on stolen land - Khoi San

2015-12-09 19:12

Landowners in South Africa are squatting on the land of indigenous people, and the country is founded on stolen land, the Institute for the Restoration of the Aborigine of South Africa has said.

'Zulu king was reflecting on apartheid, not defending it'

2015-12-07 12:24

A report that claims King Goodwill Zwelithini praised apartheid’s National Party is untrue, as the Zulu leader was quoted out of context, the royal household says.

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