ARTICLES RELATING TO CULTURE

CRL Commission to probe initiation deaths

2017-02-15 20:15

CRL Rights Commission will establish the reliability of statistics released by initiation schools as part of an investigation into the deaths of initiates in six provinces.

US authorities clear pathway for Dakota pipeline

2017-02-08 08:28

US authorities say they will approve a permit to complete the controversial Dakota Access pipeline to reduce transportation costs and give US producers a boost as they compete against oil from Canada.

Traditional medicine may have caused death

2017-02-01 06:02

Police believe that traditional medicine may have caused the death of a 61-year-old man who was found beside a bucket containing imbiza (enema).

Israel's national library acquires famed Judaica collection

2017-01-19 20:31

The National Library of Israel says it has acquired what is considered the world's greatest private collection of Hebrew books and manuscripts.

Underage girls trapped in Pakistan bride exchanges

2016-12-31 09:11

A young Pakistani girl, Saima, was given as a bride to an older man by her father so he could marry the groom's sister, a practice of exchanging girls that is entrenched in conservative regions of Pakistan.

Court rejects Venda princess' challenge to throne

2016-12-15 09:57

The Thohoyandou High Court has dismissed VhaVenda Princess Masindi Mphephu’s bid to prevent her uncle from becoming king.

Initiation death toll on the rise in ECape, WCape

2016-12-13 22:28

The initiation death toll in the Eastern Cape has increased to 17, while two initiates have died in the Western Cape.

10 children dead in Eastern Cape initiations

2016-12-08 16:21

Ten children have died so far in the Eastern Cape during the current summer initiation season, the provincial department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs has confirmed.

Pretoria Girls High pupils were victims of racism - MEC

2016-12-03 08:19

Black pupils at Pretoria High School for Girls were victims of racism and the school’s hair policy was enforced without sensitivity, Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has said.

Sangomas in alleged child muti killing get bail

2016-11-28 21:50

The Nelspruit High Court has granted bail to the two sangomas implicated in the disappearance and presumed murder of a three-year-old Boschfontein girl last year.

 

Freight staff fired following illegal strike claim religious discrimination

2017-02-09 16:16

A dispute over claims of religious discrimination between a group of employees and management at a road freight company has had a bitter ending.

KZN Time Freight employees claim religious discrimination at work

2017-02-07 22:12

A group of employees at a road freight company protested against what they claim is religious discrimination by their employer.

Two killed in Indian bull-wrestling festival

2017-01-22 17:41

Two people have been gored to death at a bull-wrestling festival in southern India, a day after a ban on the controversial sport was overturned.

Hamburg's spectacular Elbphilharmonie opens for 1st concert

2017-01-11 18:32

Hamburg's spectacular new Elbphilharmonie concert hall is finally hosting its first concert, several years behind schedule and far over the original budget

Storm a warning SA is spiritually lacking

2016-12-18 06:04

A violent storm that ripped through a marquee, where President Jacob Zuma was addressing the Reconciliation Day celebration, has left traditional healers and seers wondering why the gods displayed such wrath

Minstrels take money battle to high court

2016-12-14 15:52

The Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Association has approached the Western Cape High Court after the permit for their Voorsmakie parade was declined and they failed to secure funding for the festive season minstrel events.

VhaVenda princess sidelined because she's a woman - lawyer

2016-12-13 20:31

A VhaVenda princess' constitutional rights have been violated after she was sidelined from becoming queen because she is a woman, the Thohoyandou High Court has heard.

Battered seal found outside Cape Town house is put down

2016-12-05 19:12

A battered adult Cape Fur Seal discovered outside a Cape Town home at the weekend has been put down, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA says.

US nurse comes to SA to graduate as sangoma

2016-12-01 08:49

After almost a decade of refusing the call to become a sangoma, an American nurse has graduated as a traditional healer at a ceremony in KwaZulu-Natal.

Initiation Season: Help us save our young men’s lives

2016-11-27 14:54

Minister Des van Rooyen sends a message to those who are thinking of cashing in on the lives of our children through unlawful initiation schools: they will not get away with it.

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