ARTICLES RELATING TO CULTURE

Doctor's arrest brings attention to US female circumcisions

2017-04-23 19:05

The case against a Michigan doctor accused of circumcising two 7-year-old Minnesota girls highlights how the practice is alive and well in parts of the Western world where its adherents have migrated.

Sweet side of Bonteheuwel's most celebrated chefs

2017-04-01 10:58

Two Cape Town aunties whose passion for food has seen their debut cookbook become a bestseller, are branching out to help amateur bakers make everything from Malay koesiesters to bread pudding.

How about Nat? Devotees dance for Myanmar party spirit

2017-03-14 09:35

The medium spins around in a frenzy of red and gold while glugging from a bottle of whisky, part of an age old ritual to honour Myanmar's spirit guardian of drunkards and gamblers.

We want bones of our ancestors back from Europe, says Khoi chief

2017-03-10 17:31

Descendants of the early Khoi and Nguni people have formed a coalition for the repatriation of their ancestors' remains from museums around the world, says Khoi chief Melvin Arendse.

Judge won't stop construction of Dakota Access pipeline

2017-03-08 05:27

A federal judge in the US has declined to temporarily stop construction of the final section of the Dakota Access pipeline.

CRL Commission to probe initiation deaths

2017-02-15 20:15

CRL Rights Commission will establish the reliability of statistics released by initiation schools as part of an investigation into the deaths of initiates in six provinces.

US authorities clear pathway for Dakota pipeline

2017-02-08 08:28

US authorities say they will approve a permit to complete the controversial Dakota Access pipeline to reduce transportation costs and give US producers a boost as they compete against oil from Canada.

Traditional medicine may have caused death

2017-02-01 06:02

Police believe that traditional medicine may have caused the death of a 61-year-old man who was found beside a bucket containing imbiza (enema).

Israel's national library acquires famed Judaica collection

2017-01-19 20:31

The National Library of Israel says it has acquired what is considered the world's greatest private collection of Hebrew books and manuscripts.

Underage girls trapped in Pakistan bride exchanges

2016-12-31 09:11

A young Pakistani girl, Saima, was given as a bride to an older man by her father so he could marry the groom's sister, a practice of exchanging girls that is entrenched in conservative regions of Pakistan.

 

Target of online trolls suing neo-Nazi website's publisher

2017-04-18 22:30

A Montana woman is suing the publisher of a popular neo-Nazi website for orchestrating an anti-Semitic "troll storm" against her family over the internet.

Legality of Muslim marriage a religious, human rights issue - divorcee

2017-03-24 06:42

Nasrin Hoosain* has joined a class action case calling for Muslim marriages to be declared legally valid, to ensure women like her will not be left destitute if the union dissolves.

Forever Chucks

2017-03-13 10:37

Converse All Star threw a party at the Museum of African Design in Maboneng to pay homage to a new generation’s interpretation of culture and style.

Not enough outrage about initiate deaths - CRL

2017-03-08 22:42

South Africans are not angry enough about the growing number of deaths at initiation schools across the country, the CRL Rights Commission has said.

Young initiate still missing, believed dead, 4 years later

2017-03-07 19:12

Four years after disappeared at an initiation school, a teenage boy is still missing and believed to have been beaten to death, an investigation into the cultural practice has heard.

Freight staff fired following illegal strike claim religious discrimination

2017-02-09 16:16

A dispute over claims of religious discrimination between a group of employees and management at a road freight company has had a bitter ending.

KZN Time Freight employees claim religious discrimination at work

2017-02-07 22:12

A group of employees at a road freight company protested against what they claim is religious discrimination by their employer.

Two killed in Indian bull-wrestling festival

2017-01-22 17:41

Two people have been gored to death at a bull-wrestling festival in southern India, a day after a ban on the controversial sport was overturned.

Hamburg's spectacular Elbphilharmonie opens for 1st concert

2017-01-11 18:32

Hamburg's spectacular new Elbphilharmonie concert hall is finally hosting its first concert, several years behind schedule and far over the original budget

Storm a warning SA is spiritually lacking

2016-12-18 06:04

A violent storm that ripped through a marquee, where President Jacob Zuma was addressing the Reconciliation Day celebration, has left traditional healers and seers wondering why the gods displayed such wrath

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