Ukuthwala, human trafficking & the media so what about ukuthwala in its most basic description it is the practice of kidnapping girls for it is a traditional . 12 or 13 is not the cultural practice we know this is not ukuthwala, this is child abuse at 12, the child is not ready 2009, 3 that current practice of . Calling ukuthwala—or any other practice—a custom is a means of inoculating it against criticism, particularly from people outside of the cultural community in which the “custom” is practised but how do we know whether such claims are correct—in other words, what counts as a custom.
Human rights violations: probing the cultural practice of ukuthwala in kwazulu-natal province, south africa the purpose of thisarticle is to critically examine girl-child abduction in the name of a cultural practice, ukuthwala , in the 21 st century. Ukuthwala custom ukuthwala custom 1 january 2017 stated ‘that abducting a girl of 12 or 13 is not the cultural practice we know roundtable discussion on . The experiences of cultural marriage practice amongst (“ukuthwala”) young african women: a case study of libode, eastern cape by ndindwa thunyiswa.
In a nutshell, the criminal appeal case is about whether the cultural practice of ukuthwala is a defence against the crimes of rape, human trafficking and assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm the facts appear from the judgment. There has been much debate over the practice of ukuthwala in recently years originally a xhosa practice, ukuthwala is now also seen in parts of kzn, affecting some young zulu girls. The article explores the cultural practice of ukuthwala and illustrates how it has digressed from a traditional contextualizing the practice of ukuthwala within . In the eastern cape, king of theamampondomise, mpondombini sgcau, criticised the old cultural practice of ukuthwala because it was abused by forcing young girls to marry old men – this is the kind of leadership we need now. Full-text paper (pdf): “ukuthwala” the sexual- cultural practice with negative effects on the personality of adolescent females in africa.
The cultural practice of ukuthwala (forced marriage) is common in african countries and has been in existence since time immemorial (koyana, 1980) the traditional leader chief “inkosi” themba mavundla, in kwazulu- natal, south africa,. Examining the cultural practice of ukuthwala and its impact on the rights of the girl child: an eastern cape perspective table of contents 1 introduction 2 . Calling ‘ukuthwala’ - or any other practice - a custom, is a means of inoculating it against criticism, particularly from people outside of the cultural community in which the ‘custom’ is practised. The practice of ukuthwala in south africa has evolved considerably it is a form of preliminary it is a form of preliminary procedure for a customary marriage where the young man forcibly takes a girl to be his wife.
The nature and causes of bride abduction differ from that of traditional bridal abduction (ukuthwala) as a custom the the study therefore, concludes that before any hasty judgements are made about any cultural practice we need to separate. To the english language, it can only be described as abduction and rape, but to the african languages to which ukuthwala is practiced, it serves a useful cultural practice (a) thwala is lawful in the society that designed it. The practice of ‘ukuthwala’ is said to be cultural and to have been practiced by indigenous people however, the way it is practiced currently is illegal and harmful to the wellbeing of young girls. “ukuthwala” the sexual- cultural practice with negative effects on the personality of adolescent females in africa. Benign accommodation ukuthwala, ‘forced marriage also stated that ‘abducting a girl of 12 or 13 is not the cultural practice practice of ukuthwala also .
A history of the practice of ukuthwala in the natal 1994 era also ushered in a period of cultural rethinking, liberty, renewal and openness this was especially . Examing the cultural practice of ukuthwala and its impact on the rights of the child 13071 words | 53 pages practice of ukuthwala and its impact on the rights of the girl child: an eastern cape perspective table of contents 1. The practice of “ukuthwala” as it is known in the eastern cape and kwazulu natal occurs mostly in rural parts of south africa tolerance of forced marriage has long been a source of reinforcement for oppressive patriarchal social customs which disempower females, deprive them of their freedoms and rob them of their dignity.
The article explores the cultural practice of ukuthwala and illustrates how it has digressed from a traditional practice to a merely criminal act it draws a distinction between the pure customary practice of ukuthwala and its current distorted form and further examines how the practice results in the sexual exploitation and abuse of children. The recent ukuthwala related conviction and sentence of mvumeleni jez ile to an effective 22 years in jail for three counts of rape, human trafficking and assault was welcomed by all working in the counter-human trafficking and social justice space. The practice received negative publicity, with media reporting in 2009 that more than 20 eastern cape girls are forced to drop out of school every month because of ukuthwala also read: mapona or cultural reed dance. Child marriage practice: a cultural gross violation of human rights of girls in a free south africa by ukuthwala custom is but one of such adverse practice.
The constitution protects the right to culture, and recognises customary law goes back as far as the practice of ukuthwala itself from the historian’s perspective, debating ukuthwala is . Cultural analysts say the practice of ukuthwala continues despite south africa’s legislation cultural analysts say the practice of ukuthwala continues despite south africa’s legislation . The thin edge of the wedge: ukuthwala, alienation and imperatives of the right to practice one’s culture, as well as the examination of forced marriage and .