ARTICLES RELATING TO CULTURE

Kraal at Nkandla could not be moved - Nhleko

2015-07-21 14:22

A kraal in President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead could not be moved because of beliefs in his Zulu culture, Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has told a Parliamentary ad hoc committee.

UN asks ICC to investigate destruction of Mali mausoleums

2015-07-19 09:05

The UN's cultural wing has reported the destruction of precious mausoleums during an Islamist takeover of northern Mali to the International Criminal Court.

Moroccans convicted for drinking juice during Ramadan

2015-07-14 23:35

Four youths arrested in Morocco for drinking fruit juice in public during the daylight hours of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan received suspended four-month jail terms.

Youth must learn from The Soul Brothers - Mthethwa

2015-07-12 15:42

Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has urged the youth to stop emulating American music but instead to remember that they are Africans first.

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.

 

Maha Sabha, local Hindus fuming over fragrance bottles

2015-07-21 11:16

The South African Maha Sabha has criticised international fashion and fragrance brand Jean Paul Gaultier after body-shaped perfume bottles with pictures of Hindu gods hit South African shelves last week.

Contralesa backs call for initiation school on Table Mountain

2015-07-15 12:07

Traditional leaders in the Western Cape have backed a proposal for initiation practices on Table Mountain and believe that land should be set aside for practices of other cultures too.

Battle brewing after historical Navy home is renamed 'without permission'

2015-07-12 21:22

A battle is brewing at the Simon's Town naval base after the name of the building Belmont House were sanded off from the sandstone pillars without permission.

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.

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