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.

First-nation status for Khoisan ‘unsustainable’

2016-11-27 06:06

The government does not want the Khoisan people to be declared as the “first nation” of South Africa, warning this would create divisions in the country and would not be sustainable.

'Post-truth' word of year

2016-11-16 16:41

Oxford Dictionaries has chosen its word of the year: "post-truth," a term sometimes used to describe the current political climate

2 women unite to take 'honour' out of killing in Pakistan

2016-10-31 15:20

Two women, from vastly different backgrounds, joined in struggle to pass bill to remove 'honour' from killing in Pakistan.

MPs hail virgin bursary scheme for promoting 'good behaviour'

2016-10-25 17:32

MPs have praised the Uthukela District Municipality for promoting "good behaviour" with its bursary scheme for female virgins.

All global trade banned in endangered pangolins

2016-09-29 21:10

The shy, scale-covered pangolin is to receive the highest level of protection against illegal trade to try to save it from extinction, after a vote by delegates at a global conference.

One in 4 French Muslims in 'revolt' against secular laws - study

2016-09-19 11:24

Around one in four French Muslims, mostly young people, support an ultra-conservative form of Islam, including the wearing of the full-face veil, but the vast majority accept France's strict secular laws, a study shows.

Live your culture

2016-09-18 06:09

We shouldn’t let conformity kill our diverse cultures, writes Madimetja Mogotlane.


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.

Millions allocated for annual Cape Town minstrel events

2016-11-22 14:29

Millions of rand have been set aside for the various annual minstrel events, the City of Cape Town has said.

Shoshone Tribe in Wyoming marks return of buffalo

2016-11-03 21:06

Members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe are marking the return of buffalo to their reservation in central Wyoming more than a century after the animals were wiped out.

Friends & Friction: When two cultures collide

2016-10-30 09:30

This is what happens when corporate culture clashes with African culture, writes Muzi Kuzwayo

Spain's top court cancels bullfighting ban in Catalonia

2016-10-20 16:38

Spain's Constitutional Court has cancelled a bullfighting ban in Catalonia in what is likely to exacerbate tensions between Madrid and the separatist region, and between animal activists and fans of the tradition.

Man on mission to make the Khoisan language official

2016-09-27 08:39

Residents of Port Elizabeth were recently surprised by the sight of a man determinately walking across town dressed only in animal skin.

Israel boosting security for Jewish holidays

2016-09-19 07:42

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is boosting security ahead of the upcoming Jewish high holidays after the past few days saw a surge in violence.

VhaVenda king's brother suspicious of Zuma, coronation, bank loan

2016-09-16 06:50

A member of the VhaVenda royal family has questioned the timing of President Jacob Zuma's decision to coronate the incumbent VhaVenda king, who owns shares in VBS Mutual Bank which granted Zuma a loan to pay back the Nkandla money.

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