It is rare to meet people who will tell you that they do not care about their good looks. The Sharpeville Massacre was one of the most important turning points in the history of South Africa. It triggered a chain of events, from the banning of liberation organizations, the launch of the armed struggle, the internationalization of the South Africa’s Apartheid policies and the growing division between black and white South Africans. “In fact, in the traditional African culture, there is no such things as two friends. Conversation groups were more or less naturally determined by age and division of labor. Thus one would find all boys whose job was to look after cattle periodically meeting at popular spots to engage in conversation about their cattle, girlfriends, parents, heroes, etc. The emergence and growth of sites and service schemes marked the end of squatter movements. By 1947 squatter movements had run their course and the country’s attention was drawn to the upcoming general elections in 1948. The election was contested on a number of issues, including the most desirable measures to be adopted to stem the tide of urban migration by black people. The Nationalist Party (NP) under D. F. Malan promised to bring back influx control regulations, and to tighten them and restrict the number of black people entering the urban areas. The NP emerged victorious in the elections and formed a government based on the principle of apartheid. The Nayar of Kerala India have amazing systems of many aspects involved with culture. Being a warrior caste has created some interesting and unique practices among these communities. Agriculturally based and for the most part fairly stable and equal, economically and financially speaking, not to mention holding its women in high regard with them maintaining ownership of property and dissention rights the Nayar have certainly proved worthy of further discussion. In an area abundant with modern fanatical religion in many varieties, somehow the Nayar manage to hold on to their ancestral magic and medicine men of old time superstition. For fathers to claim no rights to their wives and children, yet desire to do so, for mothers to claim all rights to children and appear to have little desire to claim a monogamous husband, the Nayar would be challenged to attempt to be any less traditional. From all areas discussed in this overview, beliefs and values, gender relations, economy, kinship and social organization, there is still so much left untold. This society will continue to remain the subject of intrigue and debate for generations to come as it has in preceding generations.
The Chiang Khan Walking Street
It is rare to meet people who will tell you that they do not care about their good looks. The Sharpeville Massacre was one of the most important turning points in the history of South Africa. It triggered a chain of events, from the banning of liberation organizations, the launch […]