ARTICLES RELATING TO CULTURE

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.

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.

Fury as Abbott calls Aboriginal communities a 'lifestyle choice'

2015-03-11 08:11

Prime Minister Tony Abbott is facing a wave of criticism, including that he was unfit to be leader, after describing living in remote Aboriginal communities as a 'lifestyle choice'.

Raped for initiation in sex den

2015-03-04 22:30

An initiation school in Mpumalanga has been used as a sex den where 21 girls aged between nine and 17 were repeatedly raped and physically abused.

500 000 successful circumcisions in KZN

2015-01-14 20:23

Over half a million traditional circumcisions have been performed in KwaZulu-Natal the last five years without any deaths or amputations, Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo says.

Kenya's 'Maasai Olympics' help endangered lions

2014-12-15 12:27

Traditional lion hunters in Kenya are testing their skills in a special 'Maasai Olympics', organised to save the increasingly endangered animals.

Botswana's bushmen stay close to their roots

2014-12-11 10:24

The Bushmen of Botswana have faced a decades-long battle against the pull of modernity, but are still striving on to preserve their ancient way of life.

Zwelithini too broke to buy groceries - report

2014-12-07 13:19

King Goodwill Zwelithini is reportedly so broke that he cannot even buy groceries for his household that includes six wives and 27 children.

Kiss of Love protests rattle Modi's India

2014-11-11 05:05

A mass-kissing campaign against moral policing in a southern Indian city has swept the country, advertised via Facebook, as urban youngsters challenge a deeply conservative society.

Oktoberfest beer consumption plummets

2014-10-05 16:39

Reports say visitors to Munich's 181th Oktoberfest have drunk substantially less beer than previous years.

 

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.

Royals dismiss Mandla sangoma training

2015-03-06 22:15

The AbaThembu royal family has dismissed reports that Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela received training as a sangoma.

Zwelithini defends KZN land claims

2015-01-15 08:43

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has defended his blanket land-claim of KwaZulu-Natal and the existence of traditional courts.

102 bodies found in the Ganges

2015-01-14 14:32

Authorities are investigating how 102 bodies, many of them of children, ended up in an offshoot of the Ganges River in northern India.

KZN circumcision camps under way

2014-12-15 05:10

The medical male circumcision camps in KwaZulu-Natal are well under way, the provincial health department says.

3 held for Eastern Cape illegal circumcisions

2014-12-09 13:29

Three people have been arrested for allegedly performing unlawful circumcisions in the Mbizana municipality, the Eastern Cape co-operative governance and traditional affairs department says.

Tunnel to silence traffic at Stonehenge

2014-12-02 08:18

Visitors to Stonehenge will no longer have to shut out the sound of thundering traffic as they admire the ancient monument.

Zuma 'wins' Dalindyebo case - Maharaj

2014-10-24 22:23

The Eastern Cape High Court in Mthatha has not granted King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo of the AbaThembu an urgent interdict against President Jacob Zuma, the presidency says.

Sangoma arrested for rape

2014-09-27 14:41

A Hammanskraal sangoma has been arrested after he allegedly raped a woman who was visiting his practice.

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