Preserving Zulu heritage with uMkhosi woMhlanga

Umkhosi woMhlanga (known as the Royal Reed Dance) remains a vital practice in embracing Zulu heritage and preserving indigenous history.

The old cultural practice sees more than 35 000 Zulu maidens gathering annually at eNyokeni Royal Palace in KwaNongoma. The event serves as an opportunity for the Zulu king to choose a new virgin wife.

However, it is often looked upon through a western gaze which dictates it's own set of ideals of modernity.

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to cultural expert, Dr Nomagugu Ngobese, regarding the various layers of the cultural practice.

Listen to the conversation below:

She said that virginity testing, which has drawn condemnation, would continue to be administered to uphold cultural beliefs. She also said that the tests have remained voluntary and remained open to various African cultures.

Don't restrict people to thinking the way you think. Cultures are practiced everywhere.

Dr Nomagugu Ngobese, cultural expert

Read More
Financial envy could lead you down the wrong money path

Financial envy could lead you down the wrong money path

Eunice Sibiya from Head of FNB’s Consumer Education Programme discusses financial envy and how to recognise and avoid it.

A Matter of Fact: Debunking AfriForum's farm murder stats

A Matter of Fact: Debunking AfriForum's farm murder stats

Africa Check's senior researcher, Kate Wilkinson returns to the Azania Mosaka Show fact check some popular statements and stats.

Josh Kempen gives an enthralling performance on #702Unplugged

Josh Kempen gives an enthralling performance on #702Unplugged

The singer-songwriter showcased his unique sound and wowed listeners with his special performance on the Azania Mosaka show.

Friday Profile: Pamela Nomvete talks returning to acting and on being buddhist

Friday Profile: Pamela Nomvete talks returning to acting and on being buddhist

Acclaimed actress Pamela Nomvete chats to Azania Mosaka about reigniting her passion for the arts and her spirituality.

Azania Mosaka hosts the 'super splendiferous' Somizi Mhlongo

Azania Mosaka hosts the 'super splendiferous' Somizi Mhlongo

Somizi Mhlongo sat down with 702's Azania Mosaka to share his life's journey and the inspiration behind his successful biography.

Unlearn those bad childhood money habits and #BeFinanciallySmart

Unlearn those bad childhood money habits and #BeFinanciallySmart

FNB’s Eunice Sibiya explains how picking up bad family money traits as a child, affects your financial habits in adulthood.

Popular articles
8 things you may not know about Jacques Pauw

8 things you may not know about Jacques Pauw

We thought we'd let you in on some facts about sought after, award-winning journo Jacques Pauw, author of The President's Keepers.

UCT students invent effective shower water-capturing device

UCT students invent effective shower water-capturing device

Shower Savvy is a Jerry can look-alike that one can stand on while taking a shower which stores up to 10 litres of grey water.

The President's Keepers: PDF version is tantamount to theft - Exclusive Books

The President's Keepers: PDF version is tantamount to theft - Exclusive Books

A PDF version of the book has been doing the rounds since Sars and the State Security Agency threatened legal action.

Falling out of love? Signs and stages of romantic disengagement

Falling out of love? Signs and stages of romantic disengagement

Can you love your partner, but no longer be in love with them? Dr Eve unravels stages of disaffection in romantic relationships.

Celibacy liberated me - Amanda Ndiki

Celibacy liberated me - Amanda Ndiki

Author Amanda Ndiki, celibate for 6 years describes her journey and how celibacy helped mend her sense of self.

Investing in increasingly wealthy Mauritius (Africa’s most functional democracy)

Investing in increasingly wealthy Mauritius (Africa’s most functional democracy)

Bruce Whitfield interviews Nikiwe Bikitsha, who is on a fact-finding mission in Mauritius courtesy of Standard Bank.

'The university degree is dead'

'The university degree is dead'

Flux Trends founder Dion Chang gives five reasons why he believes getting a degree is past its sell by date.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?