ARTICLES RELATING TO CULTURE

VhaVenda princess loses appeal bid in challenge for throne

2017-05-25 19:35

The Limpopo High Court has dismissed an attempted appeal by VhaVenda princess Masindi Mphephu against the dismissal of her challenge to the throne.

VhaVenda princess returns to challenge the throne

2017-05-25 12:05

The Limpopo High Court is expected to hear VhaVenda princess Masindi Mphephu's appeal against the dismissal of her challenge to the throne.

New law to regulate and police initiation schools on the cards - Van Rooyen

2017-05-18 21:34

A new law regulating traditional initiations, and empowering the police and the NPA to prosecute unlawful initiation schools, is on the cards to prevent deaths and injuries, Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen says.

Doctor's arrest brings attention to US female circumcisions

2017-04-23 19:05

The case against a Michigan doctor accused of circumcising two 7-year-old Minnesota girls highlights how the practice is alive and well in parts of the Western world where its adherents have migrated.

Sweet side of Bonteheuwel's most celebrated chefs

2017-04-01 10:58

Two Cape Town aunties whose passion for food has seen their debut cookbook become a bestseller, are branching out to help amateur bakers make everything from Malay koesiesters to bread pudding.

How about Nat? Devotees dance for Myanmar party spirit

2017-03-14 09:35

The medium spins around in a frenzy of red and gold while glugging from a bottle of whisky, part of an age old ritual to honour Myanmar's spirit guardian of drunkards and gamblers.

We want bones of our ancestors back from Europe, says Khoi chief

2017-03-10 17:31

Descendants of the early Khoi and Nguni people have formed a coalition for the repatriation of their ancestors' remains from museums around the world, says Khoi chief Melvin Arendse.

Judge won't stop construction of Dakota Access pipeline

2017-03-08 05:27

A federal judge in the US has declined to temporarily stop construction of the final section of the Dakota Access pipeline.

CRL Commission to probe initiation deaths

2017-02-15 20:15

CRL Rights Commission will establish the reliability of statistics released by initiation schools as part of an investigation into the deaths of initiates in six provinces.

US authorities clear pathway for Dakota pipeline

2017-02-08 08:28

US authorities say they will approve a permit to complete the controversial Dakota Access pipeline to reduce transportation costs and give US producers a boost as they compete against oil from Canada.

 

We can do more to unite Africa - minister

2017-05-25 18:01

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says citizens of the continent can do more to unite Africa, starting with learning each other's languages.

Paul Kruger to get new neighbours at Pretoria's Church Square

2017-05-19 13:01

Pretoria’s historical Church Square will be turned into a 'monument for freedom of speech' – and Paul Kruger’s statue is staying, but will be getting some company.

Customary marriages in the spotlight at ConCourt

2017-05-15 22:29

The Constitutional Court is set to hear a case in which the plaintiff, who was the victim of an unregulated customary marriage system, hopes to help similar “vulnerable women”.

Target of online trolls suing neo-Nazi website's publisher

2017-04-18 22:30

A Montana woman is suing the publisher of a popular neo-Nazi website for orchestrating an anti-Semitic "troll storm" against her family over the internet.

Legality of Muslim marriage a religious, human rights issue - divorcee

2017-03-24 06:42

Nasrin Hoosain* has joined a class action case calling for Muslim marriages to be declared legally valid, to ensure women like her will not be left destitute if the union dissolves.

Forever Chucks

2017-03-13 10:37

Converse All Star threw a party at the Museum of African Design in Maboneng to pay homage to a new generation’s interpretation of culture and style.

Not enough outrage about initiate deaths - CRL

2017-03-08 22:42

South Africans are not angry enough about the growing number of deaths at initiation schools across the country, the CRL Rights Commission has said.

Young initiate still missing, believed dead, 4 years later

2017-03-07 19:12

Four years after disappeared at an initiation school, a teenage boy is still missing and believed to have been beaten to death, an investigation into the cultural practice has heard.

Freight staff fired following illegal strike claim religious discrimination

2017-02-09 16:16

A dispute over claims of religious discrimination between a group of employees and management at a road freight company has had a bitter ending.

KZN Time Freight employees claim religious discrimination at work

2017-02-07 22:12

A group of employees at a road freight company protested against what they claim is religious discrimination by their employer.

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