ARTICLES RELATING TO CULTURE

Spirit of Krotoa returned to the Castle of Good Hope

2016-08-22 09:21

Traditional and religious leaders have celebrated the life of Krotoa, a Khoi woman who was an instrumental interpreter and negotiator alongside Jan van Riebeeck.

Modi urges end to attacks on low-caste Indians

2016-08-07 20:33

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged a halt to attacks on low-caste Indians, seeking to defuse mounting anger among Dalits over the public flogging of four villagers by cow-protection vigilantes.

Malawi man held over paid sex with 100 girls

2016-07-26 13:36

Malawian President Peter Mutharika has ordered the arrest of a man paid to have sex with more than 100 adolescent girls as part of a traditional ritual marking their passage to womanhood.

Skin deep: Race a cultural invention, says scientist

2016-07-08 14:10

The reset button needs to be pressed on educating people that traits like skin colour are superficial and have no bearing on our moral fibre, character, behaviour or intellectual potential, says an expert.

KZN ANC supports controversial bursary for virgins

2016-06-28 20:19

The KwaZulu-Natal ANC has expressed its support for the UThukela District Municipality’s controversial bursaries for virgins.

'Rise Zulu girl': princesses call for defence of virginity bursary

2016-06-23 16:34

King Goodwill Zwelithini’s daughters have defended the controversial bursary for virgins, calling on every Zulu girl to rise in defence of who they are.

Cultural appropriation: When 'borrowing' becomes exploitation

2016-06-21 19:39

The idea of “cultural appropriation” has recently entered mainstream debates with some people now arguing that certain African cultural symbols and products are off-limits to non-Africans.

Historic Muslim burial site 'invaded' by homeless family

2016-06-17 12:35

For Muslims, the Tana Baru Cemetery in the upper reaches of Bo-Kaap is a historically important and holy burial site. It is also home to a family of four, living in poverty.

Mums comfort scared daughters after Pakistan 'honour killing'

2016-06-09 19:16

Village confused by the death of a teenager who taught the Qu'ran but was savagely burned by her mother for marrying the man of her choice.

Stellenbosch language policy 'in interest of students' rights'

2016-05-12 13:55

Stellenbosch University acted in the interests of all of its students' constitutional right to education by revising its language policy, a report from a retired judge has found.

 

Mufti shocks Russia with call for genital mutilation of all women

2016-08-18 16:02

A senior Muslim cleric in Russia has prompted controversy by urging universal female genital mutilation after a rights group released a report on the practice in the country's North Caucasus region.

British woman was strangled in suspected honour killing: Pakistan police

2016-08-03 22:23

A British woman suspected to have been the victim of an "honour killing" in Pakistan, was suffocated according to a forensic report, police say.

Limpopo boy opts for second circumcision to become 'man'

2016-07-23 21:44

A 14-year-old Limpopo boy who wanted to stop his peers from laughing at him for choosing medical circumcision opted to undergo a second surgery - this time at a traditional circumcision school.

13 initiates rescued in Orange Farm

2016-06-30 22:59

Thirteen young men were rescued from an illegal initiation school in Orange Farm, Gauteng, the co-operative governance department said on Thursday.

Virginity tests: Ruling against bursary scheme ridicules Zulu culture - UThukela mayor

2016-06-23 17:49

The Commission for Gender Equality's ruling that women not be awarded bursaries based on their virginity, ridicules Zulu culture, Uthukela Mayor Dudu Mazibuko says.

5 initiates dead in first days of the season

2016-06-22 17:05

Two initiates have died in the OR Tambo district municipality, taking the death toll so far this season to five, the ministry for co-operative governance and traditional affairs has said.

Africa summit tackles violence against albinos

2016-06-20 21:33

A "Miss and Mister Albino" contest, heavy sentences for ritual murder and concrete graves to ward off tomb raiders, have all been discussed at a UN summit on albinism in Tanzania.

Father drops son on red-hot coal during Indian ritual

2016-06-13 21:25

A six-year-old Indian boy has been rushed to hospital with serious burn injuries after his father dropped him on hot coals during a Hindu ritual, a doctor says.

Street names should recognise all heroes - ConCourt hears

2016-05-19 14:23

The names of streets should reflect heroes across the South African cultural divide, the Constitutional Court has heard.

Drumming is in my blood, says Cape Town businessman

2016-05-05 08:15

Drumming can uplift the mood, heal the body and even help violent people find peace, says Ghanaian born Solomon Manan Ajimah, who holds free drumming sessions outside his curio shop.

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