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.

The Blue Cafe (Tamboerskloof)

2014-11-06 12:04

A quaint cafe and deli that tells a story with deliciously prepared food and ambiance

Is the price of food stifling our creativity?

2014-10-06 09:21

Rising food costs are no joke. We need to support our growing food culture as much as possible.

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.

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.

Obama tells minorities 'be yourself'

2014-07-22 09:51

President Barack Obama has told a group of young black, Hispanic, Native American and Asian men that they need be proud of their backgrounds and draw strength from their cultures.

Boy, 9, renews vows with wife, 62 - report

2014-07-21 13:00

A 9-year-old boy has recently renewed his wedding vows with his 62-year-old wife, a year after they married in order to appease his ancestors.

4 in court for illegal circumcisions

2014-07-05 10:00

Four people have appeared in the Libode Magistrate's Court in the Eastern Cape in connection with illegal circumcisions, the National Prosecuting Authority has said.

Parents blamed as 13 initiates die in Eastern Cape

2014-07-01 11:02

The Eastern Cape health department says 13 initiates have already died since the beginning of the winter initiation season, and has blamed parents for some of the problems.

Ministry welcomes probe into wife 'gift'

2014-06-19 14:33

The women's ministry has welcomed the investigation into SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng receiving a wife as a gift.

Swiss to atone for killing of witch

2014-06-13 16:09

The Swiss town that ordered Europe's last execution for witchcraft will unveil a memorial on for the woman beheaded more than 200 years ago.

Israel desert ablaze with Burning Man

2014-06-09 22:06

Pyrotechnics, nude acrobats and fires have set the desert ablaze at Israel's 'Burning Man' festival.

'Radical' plan to curb initiation deaths

2014-05-28 11:01

A "radical" plan will be introduced to curb deaths at initiation schools in South Africa, the Congress of Traditional Leaders of SA says.

Lentils lead to NYC wife's death

2014-05-22 21:53

NYC prosecutors say a man beat his wife to death because she served him lentils instead of goat.

Premier: Put polls above dispute

2014-05-04 08:58

North West Premier Thandi Modise has urged those involved in a traditional leadership dispute not to allow it to prevent them from voting in the upcoming elections.

Placenta for lunch

2014-04-19 13:00

Burned, buried or served as soup... after the birth, what happens to the afterbirth?

You can’t wear that!

2014-03-10 11:28

Having the freedom to choose what we wear and who we marry should be a concern of our own, not our government, right?

Celebrate mother tongue: Mashatile

2014-02-21 22:29

South Africans should use and cherish their mother tongue to promote diversity, Culture Minister Paul Mashatile says.

Cicrumcision website ruling upheld

2014-02-19 07:21

A Film and Publication Board ruling that a website has the right to publish graphic images of botched traditional circumcisions was upheld by the Appeal Tribunal.


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.

The Blue Cafe

2014-11-06 13:47

A quaint cafe and deli that tells a story!

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.

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.

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.

Zuma writes to king about recognition

2014-07-26 09:03

President Jacob Zuma has written to AbaThembu King Sabata Dalindyebo regarding his certificate of recognition as king, the presidency says.

SA versus the world: how do we rate?

2014-07-22 07:43

A new survey compares the attitudes and behaviours of the citizens of 20 countries around the world. How did South Africa do? News24 finds out.

Can Sangomas be Christian?

2014-07-09 00:00

Religion is a very sensitive topic that can create a wedge between families and communities.

6 facts about national anthems

2014-07-04 14:34

An ANC MP says broadcasting the national anthem twice a day on SABC radio stations will foster patriotism. Could she be right? What do we really know about national anthems? News24 finds out.

Zulu king hoping to build 8th palace

2014-06-20 09:31

King Goodwill Zwelithini is hoping to build his eighth palace - and the location would involve cutting down 20 hectares of indigenous bush in a heritage park, according to a report.

20 initiation schools fail to comply - report

2014-06-16 14:02

At least 20 Mpumalanga initiation school applications have been withdrawn after they were found to not conform with the required standards, a report says.

SABC COO gets a wife as a gift

2014-06-13 12:41

Traditional Venda chiefs have given SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng a cow, a calf and a line-up of women from which to choose a wife.

Initiation open to abuse - Contralesa

2014-05-30 17:06

The practice of initiation has become open to abuse by people seeing it as an opportunity to make money, the Congress of Traditional Leaders of SA has said at the launch of a campaign to deal with initiations this winter.

Limpopo rejects 36 initiation schools

2014-05-26 22:02

Limpopo's traditional affairs department has approved 275 permits for initiation schools and rejected 36 applications.

Work on king’s cultural village to start soon

2014-05-20 10:16

The first phase of the construction of a R300m cultural village at King Goodwill Zwelithini’s palace in KwaZulu-Natal is set to start soon, according to an official.

Kenyan lawyer defends new Marriage Act

2014-04-30 07:48

A Kenyan lawyer says the country’s new marriage law was long overdue and has more positive than negative attributes, as Kenya moved to formally legalise polygamous unions.

Can Sangomas be Christian?

2014-03-24 09:37

Religion is a very sensitive topic that can create a wedge between families and communities.

African language pilot policy continues

2014-02-25 08:16

The basic education department says its African language pilot policy, which is aimed at incrementally introducing African languages in schools, is continuing.

Fendi catwalk drones a fashion first

2014-02-20 21:33

Italian luxury brand Fendi has deployed three drones to film its catwalk show at Milan Fashion Week - a first for the fashion world that divided spectators.

Religious attire banned from Cape Town school

2014-02-14 16:05

Pupils of all religions and nationalities have been prohibited from wearing traditional attire at the Deutsche Internationale Schule Kapstadt, its deputy principal says.

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