ARTICLES RELATING TO CULTURE

Zuma writes to king about recognition

2014-07-26 09:03
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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
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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At least 20 Mpumalanga initiation school applications have been withdrawn after they were found to not conform with the required standards, a report says.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
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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
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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.

Graphic circumcision website causes furore

2014-01-28 13:12

Chilling images of deformed penises on a website slamming botched traditional circumcisions in South Africa have raised the ire of cultural commentators.(Warning: website contains graphic images)

Sangomas and Christianity: Can the two coexist?

2014-01-21 13:30

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

Mbeki: We must bury the demon of tribalism

2014-01-14 10:24
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Former president Thabo Mbeki has criticised tribalism and its role in politics, saying it perpetuates corruption.

Zuma contributes to Zulu bible translation

2014-01-06 11:49
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The Jacob Zuma Foundation has teamed up with the Roman Catholic Church to translate the original Greek and Hebrew bible to IsiZulu, according to a report.

Meeting called over initiation deaths

2014-01-05 12:12

The co-operative governance and traditional affairs department has summoned all Mpondo chiefs to a meeting after yet another deadly circumcision season in the Eastern Cape.

Modise condemns illegal initiation schools

2013-12-22 22:11

North West Premier Thandi Modise has called for a clamp down on illegal initiation schools following the death of two initiates.

Zuma: Venda women show respect

2013-12-20 10:02
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President Jacob Zuma has said he would marry a Venda woman if he was not already married to his four wives because they "even lie down to show respect for other people".

Tribal rituals at Mandela's funeral

2013-12-14 17:32

The state funeral for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela will include those rituals from the tradition of the Xhosa people, to whom Mandela's Thembu clan belongs.

Placenta for lunch

2013-11-30 09:00

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

Trafalgar adds value to stop-over hotspots

2013-11-05 15:45

Dubai or Abu Dhabi's appeal seems to be extending beyond just the stop-over destination, thanks to travel and carrier partners who are upping the value ante.

 

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.

FPB clears botched circumcision website

2014-02-02 16:31

The Film and Publication Board has ruled that a website has the right to publish graphic images of botched traditional circumcisions, City Press reports.

North West to elect new traditional councils

2014-01-24 10:34

North West residents will be heading to the polls at the weekend to elect new traditional councils in three districts.

Makaziwe Mandela ignorant - AbaThembu

2014-01-20 09:43

Former president Nelson Mandela's eldest daughter, Makaziwe Mandela, is ignorant of her family's history and is not up to date with her family, culture, customs and traditions, the AbaThembu royal house says.

Presidency - Zuma does not do witchcraft

2014-01-10 22:26
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A media report that President Jacob Zuma practised witchcraft was "ridiculous and misleading", the presidency says.

Mourning ribbons spark new Mandela fracas

2014-01-05 20:28

Fresh hostilities have broken out in the family of the late former president Nelson Mandela - this time over mourning ribbons.

'I am not my hair!'

2013-12-27 10:28

Hair can be a very complicated thing for women, and for black and coloured women, even more so.

Two die at N West initiation school

2013-12-22 21:06

Two youths have died at an initiation school in Makwaneng, Amalia, North West police say.

Storm blamed on Mandela's spirit

2013-12-17 22:18
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Residents of a town in Mpumalanga who were left homeless when a storm tore through the area, believe it was the hand of late president Nelson Mandela passing over them.

Tradition to take centre stage at Mandela burial

2013-12-12 19:46

Traditional Xhosa rites, including the slaughtering of an ox, will accompany Nelson Mandela's burial in his boyhood home of Qunu.

Music, porn, swearing (and kids)

2013-11-07 09:33

How music videos cause kids to (unwittingly) swear and make rude gestures.

Trafalgar adds value to stop-over hotspots

2013-11-05 11:50

Dubai or Abu Dhabi's appeal seems to be extending beyond just the stop-over destination, thanks to travel and carrier partners who are upping the value ante.

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