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YouTube lifts Swazi reed dance restrictions

2017-10-16 16:34

YouTube has lifted restrictions from videos showing Swaziland's reed dance, saying it allows nudity when "culturally relevant or properly contextualised".

Appropriation is a multilayered term

2017-10-08 05:43

In a recent article for local hip-hop cultural magazine The Plug, editor Caron Williams cites materialism, appropriation and monotony as the culprits of rap’s demise. She argues that appropriation is the real problem, writes Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh.

I am coloured

2017-09-25 08:53

I am black, and I am white, but I am also neither. I am coloured. News24 reporters Iavan Pijoos and Nikita Coetzee explore what it means to be coloured.

AS IT HAPPENED: #HeritageDay: 'We will build a better SA through radical economic transformation' - Zuma

2017-09-24 13:00

In his Heritage Day address during the celebrations in Siyabuswa in Mpumalanga, President Jacob Zuma briefly touched on the country's history, while also saying the way to build a better SA is through 'radical economic transformation'.

The mother of art museums

2017-09-17 05:57

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is the biggest of its kind in the world and its opening this weekend has observers calling Cape Town the next Miami of art.

Opposing views of Muslim marriage clash in court

2017-09-05 07:20

The Women's Legal Centre is asking the Western Cape High Court to provide legal protection for married Muslim women and their children.

Muslim marriages must be declared legally valid, court hears

2017-08-29 12:31

A class action suit to redress injustices with regard to Muslim marriages is underway in the Western Cape High Court.

8 must-sees at the Jozi Book Fair

2017-08-27 06:47

Book fair season is upon us, with Cape Town’s Open Book kicking off on September 6 at The Fugard theatre, and the South African Book Fair getting going on September 8 at Museum Africa in Joburg, writes Charl Blignaut.

Hundreds confess to eating human flesh

2017-08-22 12:06

A community meeting following the arrest of four Estcourt men for allegedly killing a person and eating human flesh saw at least 300 residents allegedly confess to having eaten human body parts procured from one of the accused.

amaXhosa king seeks to halt gay initiation film

2017-08-19 17:05

King Zwelonke Sigcawu is seeking to halt the distribution of a film depicting a homosexual relationship during the traditional amaXhosa manhood initiations.

 

Film change is on track

2017-10-08 05:43

In light of recent reports about the “crisis” at the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), it is important to give context to the work that it does, writes Phil Molefe.

A guide to restaurants celebrating local SA cuisines

2017-09-26 09:52

Including Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth and a whole lot of local flavour.

King Shaka one of history’s greatest military strategists, says Buthelezi

2017-09-24 20:56

King Shaka kaSenzangakhona remains one of history’s greatest military strategists, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi has said at a Shaka Day commemoration.

Art in Africa's architecture

2017-09-17 05:57

Africa Architecture Awards recognise the values of experienced and emerging talent.

eThekwini mayor to investigate hiring of R500 000 carpet for Reed Dance

2017-09-11 16:33

eThekwini Municipality leadership have called for a report on the procurement of a R500 000 carpet that was delivered late at the weekend’s Reed Dance in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal.

What it means to be children of slaves

2017-08-31 08:00

Why do we see so few sites of memory erected for slaves and their descendants in South Africa, asks Eleanor du Plooy.

Bid to have Muslim marriage declared legally valid to be heard court

2017-08-28 05:00

A class action suit to have Muslim marriages declared legally valid in South Africa will be heard in the Western Cape High Court.

What's good, Petina Gappah?

2017-08-27 06:00

City Press spoke to Petina Gappah in Europe this week, where she had been attending Edinburgh’s famous arts festival, talking books, writes Phumlani S Langa.

Does Krotoa whitewash Khoi history?

2017-08-20 06:17

The film Krotoa tells the story of the most famous Khoi woman in history – a translator to the Dutch settlers, and later their fierce enemy. But there’s been an outcry from some viewers, who say history is once again being told through white eyes. Here are two sides of the argument by Sylvia Vollenhoven and Kaye Ann Williams.

Greed, competition among reasons for KZN political killings, commission hears

2017-08-18 18:36

Lack of equal distribution of resources, greed, and competition among Africans are some of the underlying causes that lead to political killings in KwaZulu-Natal, Professor Sihawukele Ngubane says.

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