On Monday, a woman walked towards the giant Mandela statue at Nelson Mandela square in Sandton, Johannesburg and stripped naked until security guard came to remove her as demonstrated in the cellphone images that were captured and distributed on social media by bystanders. It is not clear who this woman is or why she did it but somebody on Twitter called her Braveheart and I must agree, there is something beautifully valiant in her statement. This type of thinking, not unlike some news reports that have insinuated that she is mentally unstable, is perhaps the type of thinking that Mystery Braveheart seeks to challenge about who we have become as a society.
A South African TV star has clashed with the image sharing platform Instagram over its all-encompassing nudity policy, after the website censored photos from her Zulu coming-of-age ceremony. Actress and presenter Ntando Duma celebrated her traditional Umemulo over the weekend in her home town of Orange Farm, and proudly shared images of the festival with her more thanfollowers. It has historically been a way of showing a woman is available for marriage and available only to those who are still virgins, though some are accepting a shift in culture.
I have nothing more to protect. My dignity is gone. Ncube is set to be charged with public indecency according to Sunnyside police spokesperson Daniel Mavimbela.
This is even more upsetting considering the increased sexual objectification of women and girls for the entertainment of men, especially that the video is being shared widely on social media where these young girls may be exposed to all manner of humiliation at the hands of tactless social media users. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being proud of your culture and heritage, but there was absolutely no need for these children to perform completely naked. The Minister went on to apologize to the sponsors, ABC Motsepe Foundation for the embarrassment and negativity caused to its brand.
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Search Submit. Permit me to state, as a starting point, that as Africans, and like in many parts of the world, it is admitted that there are several traditional or cultural activities or events and even tribes that encourage or involve predominantly showing off a lot more flesh than is generally regarded as normal. In many of these places and among these tribes, what has become synonymous with them is that it is the way they live and the way they interact, mostly keeping it within their jurisdictions only.
Pretoria - A group of about 16 women bared their buttocks and stormed into the offices of the ANC in Tshwane on Monday morning. Workers who were on duty, security personnel and passers-by looked on in amazement as the women made their way into the building, minus some of their clothes. Some had unzipped their jeans, lifted their tops and undone their bras before turning away to expose their naked backsides in full view of our cameraman.
South Africa has a strong history of protests and resistance. From the early days of Apartheid through to current protests against rape culture, the presence of colonial-era statues, and the rising costs of tertiary education, women have been at the forefront of protests. Now it appears as if a new trend has emerged in more recent rejections of the status quo — the decision by protesting women to strip partially naked in the face of riot police, and the glaring eyes of the media and the male-dominated society.
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