Our human rights are violated - Khoi and San chair

2015-11-25 16:00

Chairperson of the Gauteng Khoi and San council John van Rooyen has accused government of neglecting their communities.

Rain making rituals continue despite uncertainty over Rain Queen

2015-11-23 10:12

There is no connection between the drought in five provinces and the controversies which have left South Africa without a rain queen, a spokesperson for the Royal Modjadji Nation says.

Elections bad news for albinos

2015-10-16 05:39

Attacks on albinos in Africa are on the rise, linked to a growing demand from political hopefuls for body parts prized in black magic in the run up to elections.

Khoisan leaders in court for allegedly vandalising 'disgraceful' tribute bench

2015-09-25 19:52

A group of Khoisan leaders have appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court for allegedly destroying a concrete bench depicting their matriarch Krotoa.

Air of excitement as PMB women attend reed dance

2015-09-04 10:09

There is an obvious sense of excitement in Pietermaritzburg, as hundreds of young women — among them university students and qualified professionals — are expected to depart for the annual reed dance.

Tensions brew between church, indunas in Eshowe

2015-09-03 08:20

Tensions are brewing between members of the Nazareth church and local indunas in Eshowe, northern KwaZulu-Natal.

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.


US to cancel drilling lease on Blackfoot land

2015-11-24 19:00

The US Interior Department is to cancel an energy lease on land sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the US and Canada.

Delhi pollution doesn't stop Diwali fireworks

2015-11-12 19:08

Alarm over the Indian capital's pollution has not stopped a fireworks boom during the 'festival of lights'.

Call for end to albino killings

2015-10-08 16:53

There are no statistics detailing the number of people living with albinism or those who had gone missing or been killed in South Africa, the Albinism Society of SA says.

Presidency rubbishes 'clash of kings' report

2015-09-13 21:04

The Presidency has denied setting up a "high level government mediation team" to discuss an alleged insult by the AmaMpondo King Zanozuko Sigcau.

2 buses fail safety test ahead of KZN Reed Dance

2015-09-03 17:13

Two of the ten buses due to transport young women from uMhlathuze City to the annual Reed Dance in KwaZulu-Natal, have failed a safety inspection.

Security for KZN Reed Dance women stepped up

2015-09-01 16:21

Safety concerns ahead of the annual Reed Dance in KwaZulu-Natal have been highlighted following the death of 65 Swazi girls.

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.

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