Instead of displaying myths, Samburu rock art reveals real-life stories and is made as a leisure activity.
South Africa’s land reform programme is designed for a socio-economic context that doesn’t exist.
The ritual site becomes a communal classroom where songs and dances teach history, impart values and preserve cultural identity.
Known as ting or amazimba, indigenous sorghum is resilient and rich in cultural and health benefits – yet crops are declining.
Traditional leaders do not adequately represent the interests of rural communities in dealing with mining companies.
South African customary law should be understood from the perspective of dissonance between the past and the present.
It is important that procedures surrounding funerals are developed by public health officials alongside traditional and religious authorities.
The Bomvana say the global development agenda has created division because it sees people as individuals rather than primarily as members of a collective.
South African commercial law courses do not address the question of what norms and procedures govern business relations in indigenous African communities.
Both South Africa’s courts and its legislature have failed to do their bit in creating a culturally diverse society.
We should be wary of simplified and sweeping explanations about the scope for potential social and political reforms the middle classes can promote.
Despite high levels of knowledge and information, communities still adhere to cultural practices which endanger their children.
Its critics complain that current Afrodiasporic literature is not in tune with everyday life on the continent. They see its versions of Africa as sanitised and Westernised.
It took ages for one of African jazz’s hidden masterpieces to be reissued. Still today, four decades later, 1976’s ‘African Songbird’ tells volumes about the politics of the time.
Decolonising education should be about ensuring that students learn more about other fellow South Africans who might be different to them.
National Women’s Day in South Africa marks the historic protest in 1956 of women against apartheid policies. But, six decades on, black women have yet to fully embrace feminism as a discourse.