Kids on kids' books: The big party

2017-06-25 06:04

There’s a train in it. That’s one of the top reasons Mogomotsi, my son, gave for why he liked The All Africa Wildlife Express, writes Hlengiwe Mnguni.

Book fest: Get ready for Wordfest

2017-06-25 06:03

A huge pack of writers and thinkers are heading to the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown to present and debate at Wordfest – the book festival within the arts festival – that runs from July 1 to 7, writes Charl Blignaut.

272 initiation schools set to open in Limpopo

2017-06-23 10:42

At least 272 initiation school will be opened this season in Limpopo.

SA buries 200-year-old 'spirit' of rebel chief

2017-06-17 07:52

South Africa has buried the "spirit" of one of its first rebel leaders, 200 years after his death in Australia, where his bones were never found.

Nothing permits abuse of women and children- Ramaphosa

2017-06-02 17:07

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa told traditional leaders that they need to assist government in fighting violence against women and children.

We can do more to unite Africa - minister

2017-05-25 18:01

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says citizens of the continent can do more to unite Africa, starting with learning each other's languages.

Paul Kruger to get new neighbours at Pretoria's Church Square

2017-05-19 13:01

Pretoria’s historical Church Square will be turned into a 'monument for freedom of speech' – and Paul Kruger’s statue is staying, but will be getting some company.

Customary marriages in the spotlight at ConCourt

2017-05-15 22:29

The Constitutional Court is set to hear a case in which the plaintiff, who was the victim of an unregulated customary marriage system, hopes to help similar “vulnerable women”.

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.


A freedom fighter reflects

2017-06-25 06:03

A new edition of Raymond Suttner’s famed struggle memoir has been published. Nicki Gules asks him about the impact, today, of prison and torture – and living a principled life in a time of corruption.

Book news: Tshwane tales

2017-06-25 06:03

Tshwane, good news. There’s a brand-new book event called the Tjo!StoryFest! happening at the University of Pretoria’s Mamelodi campus on Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1, writes Charl Blignaut.

Enrol your children at registered initiation schools - Gauteng govt

2017-06-20 17:39

The Gauteng Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs and provincial traditional leaders have urged parents to ensure that they enrol their children at registered initiation schools.

It's education first for Queen Modjadji 'because the world is modern'

2017-06-11 22:59

She is a 12-year-old schoolgirl who aspires to become a doctor but Masalanabo Modjadji is no ordinary pre-teen - she is South Africa's only female traditional ruler, believed to have mystical rainmaking powers.

VhaVenda princess loses appeal bid in challenge for throne

2017-05-25 19:35

The Limpopo High Court has dismissed an attempted appeal by VhaVenda princess Masindi Mphephu against the dismissal of her challenge to the throne.

VhaVenda princess returns to challenge the throne

2017-05-25 12:05

The Limpopo High Court is expected to hear VhaVenda princess Masindi Mphephu's appeal against the dismissal of her challenge to the throne.

New law to regulate and police initiation schools on the cards - Van Rooyen

2017-05-18 21:34

A new law regulating traditional initiations, and empowering the police and the NPA to prosecute unlawful initiation schools, is on the cards to prevent deaths and injuries, Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen says.

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.

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