reed dance

 
‘Hey Google, our breasts aren’t sexual’
‘Hey Google, our breasts aren’t sexual’
Nobukhosi Mtshali felt a little lost when she first arrived in Johannesburg. She was beginning a degree in education at Wits University, and...
Rights will be eroded by new chiefly laws
Rights will be eroded by new chiefly laws
Women's Month and Women's Day have rolled around again, and hapless citizens will once more have to endure the sight of politicians and government...
Buthelezi: Reed dance reduces Aids figures
Buthelezi: Reed dance reduces Aids figures
"I firmly believe that the rampant spread of HIV/Aids has been slowed by the reintroduction of the reed dance," IFP leader Buthelezi said...
Mpho Moshe Matheolane: Living with culture, letting it go
Mpho Moshe Matheolane: Living with culture, letting it go
A few years ago, probably two by my estimates, word got around in little old Mahikeng that there were mumblings by the traditional council and...
Unions want boycott of Swaziland's cultural highlight
Unions want boycott of Swaziland's cultural highlight
Held annually, the umhlanga, as it is also known, is regarded as the highlight of the Swazi cultural calendar. It involves tens of thousands of...
Reed dance under scrutiny
Reed dance under scrutiny
Last year 50?000 girls attended the annual reed dance in KwaZulu-Natal, a ceremony in which young virgins are presented before King Goodwill...
Reed Dance keeps traditions alive
Reed Dance keeps traditions alive
Fikile Khubone (23) was one of the 26 000 Zulu maidens (virgins) who turned out for uMkhosi WoMhlanga -- the Reed Dance -- on September 11.
Teen gang-raped at reed-dance ceremony
Teen gang-raped at reed-dance ceremony
A 14-year-old Zulu maiden participating in the reed-dance ceremony at King Goodwill Zwelithini's Nkoyeni palace over the weekend was dragged...
Women's league says reed dancers must cover up
Women's league says reed dancers must cover up
The young women participating in the annual reed dance in KwaZulu-Natal must not expose themselves in public, the African National Congress Women's...
Swazi maidens prepare for reed dance
Swazi maidens prepare for reed dance
Swaziland's King Mswati III on Thursday sent more than 50 000 young women into the fields to cut reeds for an annual ritual next week at which he...

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