Why bonsai trees are so expensive

Bonsai is the art of dwarfing a regular tree to create a perfect miniature representation in a small pot.

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Inside Menzi Ngubane and Sikelwa Sishuba’s breathtaking traditional wedding

2019-03-29 14:57

It’s been years in the making, now Menzi Ngubane and Sikelelwa Sishuba are finally husband and wife. DRUM shared in the couple’s big day, which had all the trimmings and tradition the actor’s hometown could handle.

Watch: The history of the Christmas tree. Evergreens were sacred to ancient Egyptians. Then people started decorating them.

Medieval Germans are credited with starting the Xmas tree tradition.

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Man in Ndebele garb wants to sue Gautrain after he was barred from boarding train

2018-11-08 16:45

Gautrain faces possible court action after a man dressed in traditional Ndebele garb was not allowed to board a train because he was not dressed "appropriately".


2018-05-17 14:45

THE confusion about who should take over the reins at the Mawewe Tribal Authority continues.

Nepal names 3-year-old as new 'living goddess'

2017-09-27 16:07

A 3-year-old girl has been named the new Kumari of Nepal's capital Kathmandu, after her predecessor retired when she reached puberty, continuing an ancient tradition that sees young girls worshipped as "living goddesses".

Free State traditional healer found with human skull and tongue

2017-07-13 17:39

Police officers acting on a tip-off have uncovered human parts hidden at a traditional healer’s house in the Free State.

Chiefs bill at odds with Constitution - Parliament told

2016-02-03 16:00

The traditional and Khoi-San leadership bill as it stands retribalises the country and is at odds with the Constitution, MPs have heard.

Churches cannot be spaza shops - rights commission

2015-10-25 17:00

Churches cannot be spaza shops selling holy water and prayers for a profit, the CRL Rights Commission has said.

Setbacks for traditional leaders

2015-08-27 19:31

The government’s attempts to reinforce the role and power of traditional leaders has been delivered two major setbacks this month.


Recent deaths of initiates should not overshadow successes - Limpopo House of Traditional Healers

2019-07-04 21:18

The recent deaths of three initiates in Limpopo have put the traditional ritual in a negative light. However, the House of Traditional Leaders in the province believes this should not overshadow the successes it has achieved.

It's time to adapt the songs we sing about lobola and what being a makoti means today

2018-12-17 08:47

While we should still celebrate different traditions, the definitions of what a wife is and her responsibilities have changed.

WATCH: Indian island police struggle to recover body of American man

2018-11-23 05:36

Indian authorities are struggling to figure out how to recover the body of an American killed last week after wading ashore on an isolated island cut off from the modern world.

"I am Ndebele but I struggle to remember our clan names, don't follow the customs and prefer to speak isiZulu"

2018-09-19 16:09

And why can't Toya Delazy wear ibheshu? Are millennials becoming more culturally ambiguous and influenced by different heritages that sometimes even aren't their own?

How did New Year’s resolutions start?

2018-01-03 12:13

How exactly did this age-old tradition start and why do people keep pursuing them?

For 10 points, please answer why women are rewarded for their virginity and men are shamed?

2017-08-16 11:49

Should a woman's value still be based on her abstinence from sex?

43 Eastern Cape initiates died last season - premier

2016-02-19 18:39

Out of 42 225 initiates, 43 young boys have died during the last circumcision season in the Eastern Cape, Premier Phumulo Masualle says.

Angry parents demand answers about dodgy circumcisions

2015-11-04 07:21

A group of parents have demanded answers from Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi about why their children were taken to an undisclosed place for circumcision after parents had signed a consent form that it be done at a hospital.

Reed Dance chaos: Was it a snake?

2015-09-08 16:00

It could have been snake - or a frog - that caused a disruption at this past weekend's Reed Dance at the eNyokeni Royal Palace in northern KwaZulu-Natal, says councillor.

Illegal Limpopo initiation school closed down

2015-07-09 19:48

An illegal initiation school in Limpopo, where about 158 initiates were housed, has been shut down.

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