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Malawi's Demographic and Health Survey shows that 20 percent of young girls in the southern African country become sexually active before age 13...There, the girls sometimes are encouraged to have sex to transition into adulthood. The practice is
President of the Chiefs' Council, Chief Fortune Charumbira has said diamond mining operations in Chiadzwa are facing numerous problems because the spirits are angry at government and mining companies for snubbing traditional leaders and local
The practice of initiation has become open to abuse by people seeing it as an opportunity to make money, the Congress of Traditional Leaders of SA said on Friday. "People charge almost R3 000 an initiate, and some of these unscrupulous people are
Platinum mining companies are reverting to involving traditional leaders to end the wage dispute, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Tuesday. "That trick will never be successful. Traditional leaders cannot mediate
President Jacob Zuma said the law shouldn't be 'very difficult' for land claimants and easy for 'those who say I bought this land'. (AFP) President Jacob Zuma has called on traditional leaders on Thursday to use their resources and help their
Lawmakers in Lakes state have called on pastoralist youths to avoid engaging in tribal revenge attacks, calling on former vice-president-turned rebel leader Riek Machar Teny to accept a peaceful resolution without conditions to end conflict.
Eastern Cape government has called an emergency meeting over the deaths of 30 boys at initiation schools in the province. (Gallo) Eastern Cape government revealed on Monday that 30 initiates died in the province since the start of the summer
Latest Press Statement 02 November 2013 Cook Islands Culture and Tradition: cultural values at risk of dying Rarotonga, Cook Islands Recently the Pacific Islands Forum Peer Review team met with the culture and tradition group in Rarotonga led by the
We haven't heard anything about the controversial Traditional Courts Bill for almost a year...It's believed that President Jacob Zuma hoped to hustle the bill through before next year's elections as a sop to traditional leaders. But in a slap to the
Harare In the past decade, 60-year-old Josiah Makasha, in the rural Seke District outside the dormitory town of Chitungwiza, some 35 km north of the capital Harare, has seen urban sprawl shrink pastures and deplete his cattle herd by two-thirds.