ISS South Africa - Originally settled by Dutch, French, and...

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11/16/11 1 Originally settled by Dutch, French, and German Descendants of European nations referred to as Afrikaners
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11/16/11 2 Marriage 12 symbols of life for SA weddings wine, wheat, pepper, salt, bitter herbs, water, a pot and spoon, a broom, honey, a spear, a shield, and a copy of the Bible or the Koran Parents of both bride and groom traditionally carried fire from their hearths to light a new fire in the newlywed’s hearth
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11/16/11 3 Pre-Christian marriage in black communities was based on polygyny and bridewealth transfer of wealth in the form of livestock to the family of the bride in return for her productive and reproductive services in the husband's homestead
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Christianity and changing economic and social conditions have dramatically reduced the number of men who have more than one wife, although this practice is still legal
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11/16/11 5 Cohabitation without marriage is the most common domestic living arrangement in Black and Coloured communities
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11/16/11 6 For many African marriages there a number of different ceremonies The ILOBOLO (brideewealth) Among the Xhosa, the parents of either the bride or the groom take charge of the negotiations that precede the marriage.
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11/16/11 7 Gay marriage South Africa offers all its citizens, including gay men and lesbians, equality under the 1996 constitution. . In July 2002, the High Court of South Africa ruled that to deny same-sex couples the right to marry equally is discriminatory and thus unconstitutional
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The court ordered that the definition of marriage be changed from a “union between a man and women” to a union “between two people”
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11/16/11 9 Gender Roles In rural African communities, women historically were assigned to agricultural tasks (with the exception of herding and plowing), and to domestic work and child care
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The first physical separation occurs when the child is weaned. Usually around the age of 3 After that time the father also will begin to play with the child The Swazi parents treat their child coldly They do not name the child until after 3 months
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11/16/11 11 The Nguni peoples share a similar culture and language . Traditionally were primarily pastoralists
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course ISS 210 taught by Professor Zimmerman during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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