ARTICLES RELATING TO CULTURE

Limpopo boy opts for second circumcision to become 'man'

2016-07-23 21:44

A 14-year-old Limpopo boy who wanted to stop his peers from laughing at him for choosing medical circumcision opted to undergo a second surgery - this time at a traditional circumcision school.

13 initiates rescued in Orange Farm

2016-06-30 22:59

Thirteen young men were rescued from an illegal initiation school in Orange Farm, Gauteng, the co-operative governance department said on Thursday.

Virginity tests: Ruling against bursary scheme ridicules Zulu culture - UThukela mayor

2016-06-23 17:49

The Commission for Gender Equality's ruling that women not be awarded bursaries based on their virginity, ridicules Zulu culture, Uthukela Mayor Dudu Mazibuko says.

5 initiates dead in first days of the season

2016-06-22 17:05

Two initiates have died in the OR Tambo district municipality, taking the death toll so far this season to five, the ministry for co-operative governance and traditional affairs has said.

Africa summit tackles violence against albinos

2016-06-20 21:33

A "Miss and Mister Albino" contest, heavy sentences for ritual murder and concrete graves to ward off tomb raiders, have all been discussed at a UN summit on albinism in Tanzania.

Father drops son on red-hot coal during Indian ritual

2016-06-13 21:25

A six-year-old Indian boy has been rushed to hospital with serious burn injuries after his father dropped him on hot coals during a Hindu ritual, a doctor says.

Street names should recognise all heroes - ConCourt hears

2016-05-19 14:23

The names of streets should reflect heroes across the South African cultural divide, the Constitutional Court has heard.

Drumming is in my blood, says Cape Town businessman

2016-05-05 08:15

Drumming can uplift the mood, heal the body and even help violent people find peace, says Ghanaian born Solomon Manan Ajimah, who holds free drumming sessions outside his curio shop.

Cape Town man uses tricks learnt in prison to create Khoisan art

2016-04-21 09:49

Robert Petersen's Khoisan-inspired artwork has been on display along with two other artists at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town since February, the first time Khoi art has been displayed there.

Culture Club Cheese: the epicentre of Cape Town's cheese culture

2016-04-20 15:18

A feature on the great little yellow cheese store on Bree Street, celebrating their first birthday.

 

Skin deep: Race a cultural invention, says scientist

2016-07-08 14:10

The reset button needs to be pressed on educating people that traits like skin colour are superficial and have no bearing on our moral fibre, character, behaviour or intellectual potential, says an expert.

KZN ANC supports controversial bursary for virgins

2016-06-28 20:19

The KwaZulu-Natal ANC has expressed its support for the UThukela District Municipality’s controversial bursaries for virgins.

'Rise Zulu girl': princesses call for defence of virginity bursary

2016-06-23 16:34

King Goodwill Zwelithini’s daughters have defended the controversial bursary for virgins, calling on every Zulu girl to rise in defence of who they are.

Cultural appropriation: When 'borrowing' becomes exploitation

2016-06-21 19:39

The idea of “cultural appropriation” has recently entered mainstream debates with some people now arguing that certain African cultural symbols and products are off-limits to non-Africans.

Historic Muslim burial site 'invaded' by homeless family

2016-06-17 12:35

For Muslims, the Tana Baru Cemetery in the upper reaches of Bo-Kaap is a historically important and holy burial site. It is also home to a family of four, living in poverty.

Mums comfort scared daughters after Pakistan 'honour killing'

2016-06-09 19:16

Village confused by the death of a teenager who taught the Qu'ran but was savagely burned by her mother for marrying the man of her choice.

Stellenbosch language policy 'in interest of students' rights'

2016-05-12 13:55

Stellenbosch University acted in the interests of all of its students' constitutional right to education by revising its language policy, a report from a retired judge has found.

Social ills the result of being removed from our culture – heritage expert

2016-04-21 13:00

The display of a traditional Khoisan village inside the walls of the Castle of Good Hope acknowledged the positive aspects of the culture, a heritage consultant says, adding that reconciliation begins with the foundational people of the country.

Valhalla mosque protests pure racism - Tshwane Islamic trust

2016-04-21 07:47

The protests and commentary against the construction of a mosque in Valhalla, near Centurion, is pure racism and Islamophobia, the chairperson of the Tshwane Islamic Trust says.

Sharing the untold story of the Khoisan kraal at the Castle

2016-04-19 09:03

The Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town is undergoing a conscious shift in narrative with the set-up of a settlement showing that indigenous people were displaced to make way for the colonial landmark.

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