ARTICLES RELATING TO CULTURE

Zim man jailed for circumcising sons with nail-cutter

2015-04-15 20:58

A Zimbabwean man has been sentenced to four months imprisonment for circumcising his two young sons with a nail-cutter, a report says.

Malawi orders police to shoot those who attack albinos

2015-04-06 16:18

Malawi has ordered police to shoot "dangerous criminals" who attack albinos in order to sell their body parts for witchcraft.

How prophets promise to make you rich

2015-04-03 11:29

Forget about working hard for years on end. All it takes to get rich is depositing a small sum of money into a "prophet's" bank account and an hour's wait.

King's 'xenophobic comments' lost in translation

2015-04-01 11:45

The Royal Household Trust has defended King Goodwill Zwelithini over allegations that he made xenophobic comments, claiming his meaning was lost in translation.

Call for stiff penalty for xenophobic attacks

2015-03-21 21:20

Those who violate the rights of foreign nationals should be handed stiff sentences, National Freedom Party leader Zanele KaMagwaza-Msibi has said on Human Rights Day.

Malawian arrested for trying to strangle albino

2015-03-12 21:06

Police in Malawi have arrested a man for trying to strangle to death a 16-year-old albino boy, with a rights group reporting six murders in the last three months.

Royals dismiss Mandla sangoma training

2015-03-06 22:15

The AbaThembu royal family has dismissed reports that Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela received training as a sangoma.

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.

 

Opinion piece: Culture is no excuse

2015-04-14 16:05

One culture's “right” and “normal” may be a completely different story for another, says Charl Botha in this intelligent and thoughtful article.

The price of good luck: R480, 2 litres of milk and my underpants

2015-04-03 11:29

A trip to Mama Jeddah to rid me of my bad luck cost me R480, two litres of milk, a litre of strawberry flavoured mageu, and my underpants, writes News24's Thomas Hartlieb.

Prophets and healers a big problem - Motsoaledi

2015-04-03 10:00

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says he would never consult a self-proclaimed healer or prophet and feels that they mislead poor people.

Sangoma tells how she located KZN graves

2015-03-24 14:31

The sangoma credited with the discovery of mass graves on a sugarcane farm says she feels like a weight has been lifted off her shoulders after people appeared to her in a dream pleading her to release their spirits.

Defence: Drop child bride murder charge

2015-03-16 21:00

A defence lawyer has called for the dismissal of murder charges against a 14-year-old girl accused of killing her husband with rat poison.

Fury as Abbott calls Aboriginal communities a 'lifestyle choice'

2015-03-11 08:11

Prime Minister Tony Abbott is facing a wave of criticism, including that he was unfit to be leader, after describing living in remote Aboriginal communities as a 'lifestyle choice'.

Raped for initiation in sex den

2015-03-04 22:30

An initiation school in Mpumalanga has been used as a sex den where 21 girls aged between nine and 17 were repeatedly raped and physically abused.

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.

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