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Storytelling an evolutionary tool of our humanity
Storytelling an evolutionary tool of our humanity
Author Ursula Kroeber Le Guin once wrote that “there have been a great many societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no...
​Inxeba: A moment of confrontation
​Inxeba: A moment of confrontation
South Africa has a long history of confrontation, from our struggle against apartheid to the recent fight for free and decolonised education. We...
​Culture clashes over street names disturb the usual harmony of the ConCourt
​Culture clashes over street names disturb the usual harmony of the ConCourt
The harmony that the Constitutional Court presents to the outside world was disturbed recently when members of the court differed vigorously over the...
Culture still divides a divided NWU
Culture still divides a divided NWU
"Every day I look for the black students on my campus – we are there but we are not really there,” says fourth-year accounting student Jeanett...
The age of Mandarin is upon us
The age of Mandarin is upon us
Chinese nationals are the number one source of foreign tourists to the Voortrekker Monument. More than 150 000 Chinese people visited South...
No need to defend the value of under siege arts degrees
No need to defend the value of under siege arts degrees
Arts and humanities departments in universities are under siege. Public expenditure on culture is increasingly scrutinised and there has been a...
Creole: The original language
Creole: The original language
Françoise Lionnet is a professor of comparative literature and director of the African Studies Centre at the University of California in Los...
Heritage Day: Braai, and braai proudly!
Heritage Day: Braai, and braai proudly!
Apparently the tension between culture and commerce is strong in this country. The ANC's former chief whip Mathole Motshekga for one is upset...
Hungary's culture is being crushed or co-opted
Hungary's culture is being crushed or co-opted
The UK has culture skirmishes; Hungary has culture wars. In a country where party politics has always sought to control the cultural field, the aim...
South Africa: Village thinking at a national level
South Africa: Village thinking at a national level
Listening to President Jacob Zuma being interviewed recently on Ukhozi FM, I was struck by how relaxed and confident he was. Speaking an eloquent...

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