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.

Zwelithini vows to protect the Zulu kingdom

2016-09-12 07:24

King Goodwill Zwelithini has used the weekend's Umkhosi woMhlanga [reed dance] to reflect on the gains made by the Zulu nation as it prepares to celebrate 200 years since it was formed by Shaka Zulu.

Zulu king fumes at Gender Equality Commission

2016-09-11 14:05

The Commission for Gender Equality, which recently ruled that the controversial "Maidens Bursary Award” was unlawful, has ignited the full wrath of King Goodwill Zwelithini.

'Virgin bursary' recipient hits back at critics at reed dance

2016-09-10 19:03

A recipient of the Uthukela municipality’s controversial “Maidens Bursary” has hit back at its critics during the 2016 reed dance.

No body parts, or sex with patients - traditional healers' president

2016-09-01 11:32

Traditional healers need to stop using human body parts, having sex with their patients, and helping criminals, the president of the South African Traditional Healer's Association has said.

Pretoria Girls High 'suppressing blackness' - EFF

2016-08-29 12:05

The EFF has expressed support for the pupils protesting against alleged racism at Pretoria Girls High School.

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.


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.

Make wise decisions today, Buthelezi urges young women at reed dance

2016-09-11 16:01

Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi has told thousands of young women from across South Africa gathered at the 2016 Umkhosi woMhlanga to make better decisions for their future.

Zwelithini's speech marred by hysterical young women screaming

2016-09-11 10:24

Eight minutes into his address, King Goodwill Zwelithini’s was disturbed by hysterical young women attending the 2016 Umkhosi woMhlanga at Enyokeni Royal Palance in Nongoma on Saturday.

'Our kids will never be the same' - parents on circumcision fiasco

2016-09-08 10:16

Nearly a year after the horror circumcisions at the Noordgesig Primary School in Soweto, parents have said their children will never be the same again.

Thousands expected to attend annual reed dance

2016-08-30 08:48

Preparations are under way for the annual uMkhosi Womhlanga (Reed Dance) at eNyokeni Palace in Nongoma, northern KwaZulu-Natal, the arts and culture department has said.

Black schoolgirls forced to straighten hair, say blackness discouraged

2016-08-29 09:33

Pupils at Pretoria High School for Girls claim they have been subjected to racism and that their blackness has been discouraged.

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.

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