ARTICLES RELATING TO CULTURE

Zwelithini defends KZN land claims

2015-01-15 08:43

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has defended his blanket land-claim of KwaZulu-Natal and the existence of traditional courts.

102 bodies found in the Ganges

2015-01-14 14:32

Authorities are investigating how 102 bodies, many of them of children, ended up in an offshoot of the Ganges River in northern India.

KZN circumcision camps under way

2014-12-15 05:10

The medical male circumcision camps in KwaZulu-Natal are well under way, the provincial health department says.

3 held for Eastern Cape illegal circumcisions

2014-12-09 13:29

Three people have been arrested for allegedly performing unlawful circumcisions in the Mbizana municipality, the Eastern Cape co-operative governance and traditional affairs department says.

Tunnel to silence traffic at Stonehenge

2014-12-02 08:18

Visitors to Stonehenge will no longer have to shut out the sound of thundering traffic as they admire the ancient monument.

Zuma 'wins' Dalindyebo case - Maharaj

2014-10-24 22:23

The Eastern Cape High Court in Mthatha has not granted King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo of the AbaThembu an urgent interdict against President Jacob Zuma, the presidency says.

Sangoma arrested for rape

2014-09-27 14:41

A Hammanskraal sangoma has been arrested after he allegedly raped a woman who was visiting his practice.

Lesufi thanks Jews for struggle sacrifices

2014-09-14 19:18

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has thanked Jewish South Africans for their role in the struggle.

Zulu king snubs Nkandla architect

2014-08-14 10:39

The Zulu royal household has publicly snubbed President Jacob Zuma's personal architect Minenhle Makhanya, stating he will not design the Zulu king’s new palace.

AbaThembu king's son may accede to throne

2014-08-08 08:53

AbaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo's 22-year-old son could succeed his father if the monarch is jailed over a 2009 culpable homicide conviction, according to a report.

 

500 000 successful circumcisions in KZN

2015-01-14 20:23

Over half a million traditional circumcisions have been performed in KwaZulu-Natal the last five years without any deaths or amputations, Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo says.

Kenya's 'Maasai Olympics' help endangered lions

2014-12-15 12:27

Traditional lion hunters in Kenya are testing their skills in a special 'Maasai Olympics', organised to save the increasingly endangered animals.

Botswana's bushmen stay close to their roots

2014-12-11 10:24

The Bushmen of Botswana have faced a decades-long battle against the pull of modernity, but are still striving on to preserve their ancient way of life.

Zwelithini too broke to buy groceries - report

2014-12-07 13:19

King Goodwill Zwelithini is reportedly so broke that he cannot even buy groceries for his household that includes six wives and 27 children.

Kiss of Love protests rattle Modi's India

2014-11-11 05:05

A mass-kissing campaign against moral policing in a southern Indian city has swept the country, advertised via Facebook, as urban youngsters challenge a deeply conservative society.

Oktoberfest beer consumption plummets

2014-10-05 16:39

Reports say visitors to Munich's 181th Oktoberfest have drunk substantially less beer than previous years.

Culture on display at Heritage Day celebrations

2014-09-24 14:41

South Africans from all walks of life showcased their cultural clothing and traditions at the James Motlatsi Stadium in Orkney as part of Heritage Day celebrations.

Bavarian bakers threaten pretzel shortage during Oktoberfest

2014-08-31 22:22

Bakers in Bavaria are threatening to go on strike during Germany's famed Oktoberfest over a pay dispute, depriving beer festival-goers of their traditional salty pretzel accompaniment.

Modern huts for king’s new palace

2014-08-11 09:48

A glimpse into the proposed plan for the Zulu royal palace in Ulundi shows that it will boast nine thatched “beehive huts” arranged in a circle with a central cattle enclosure.

Winnie wants Mandela's Qunu home - report

2014-08-05 08:03

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is challenging Nelson Mandela's estate, seeking the rights to his home in Qunu, according to a report.

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