ARTICLES RELATING TO CULTURE

Initiation deaths totally unnecessary - Commission

2015-07-01 13:48

It is "totally unnecessary" that young men have died as a result of botched circumcisions, the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities says.

Initiation school 'kidnappings' condemned

2015-06-18 14:03

The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa has applauded police for swiftly rescuing two boys and arresting the suspects who kidnapped them and forced them to go to an initiation school in Mpumalanga.

Graduate seeks court order to don eagle feather

2015-06-02 21:03

A Native American student is seeking a court order to halt his high school's ban on him wearing an eagle feather at his graduation ceremony.

ANC does not value dead people - cultural commission

2015-05-26 14:45

The ANC-run eThekwini municipality is disrespecting African cultural rights by "recycling" graves, the CRL Commission says.

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.

When fashion sells “culture” as a “new trend”

2015-03-23 08:45

Givenchy, Stella McCartney and many other designers have recently opted for models sporting the "baby hair" trend on the runway. Will this trend actually translate to the street, or will it be seen as too racist?

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.

 

Zwelithini wants British royals to pay up

2015-06-24 12:03

King Goodwill Zwelithini wants the British royal family to pay the Zulu kingdom for destroying his great-grandfather’s palace in 1879, it has been reported.

Albino's hand chopped off, 8 in Tanzania court

2015-06-04 17:05

Eight people have appeared in court in Tanzania's southern district of Mpanda charged with chopping a hand off an albino woman.

Someone using muthi against me - businesswoman

2015-05-27 10:10

A businesswoman claims someone is using muthi to try and get their hands on her Ballito mansion in KwaZulu-Natal.

Brooklyn cabbie gets life over honour killings

2015-05-07 22:08

A Brooklyn cab driver was sentenced to life in prison on for arranging the "honour killings" of two family members of a man who helped his daughter flee from Pakistan.

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.

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.

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