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South Africa: Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini wants corporal punishment in schools
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Arts and Culture South Africa: Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini wants corporal punishment in schools

In many parts of the world, corporal punishment has been abolished in schools, including South Africa. However, King Goodwill Zwelithini, leader of the Zulu ethnic group strongly believes in the biblical maxim of spare the rod and spoil the child saying: “the rod would make learners perform well.” The Zulu King is the patron of education in Kwa-Zulu Natal province.

Pistorius family: Blade Runner Killer movie is a “gross misrepresentation”
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Arts and Culture Pistorius family: Blade Runner Killer movie is a “gross misrepresentation”

The family of South African sprint runner Oscar Pistorius is taking legal action against cable channel Lifetime over “Blade Runner Killer” a film about the athlete’s murder of his late girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The movie was made without the consultation of the Steenkamp and Pistorius families. Pistorius was convicted of murder and sentenced to six years’ imprisonment for the crime.

Ntom’benhle dolls represent diverse South African cultures
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Arts and Culture Ntom’benhle dolls represent diverse South African cultures

Molemo Kgomo launched Ntombenhle Dolls in 2005 when she recognized the need for a doll that could capture her culture and bring it to life for her daughter and generations to come. The dolls celebrate the heritage of various South African cultural groups as they are dressed in apparel representing the following 8 cultural groups: Zulu, Sotho, Pedi, Swazi, Ndebele, Venda, Tsonga and Xhosa.