Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo
2 minute read
7 Jul 2022
7:31 am

Culture is neither a crutch, nor an excuse for bad behaviour

Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo

We really need to celebrate ourselves, more so without judging others who walk a different path.

Tourists, which included Xhosa health workers from East London during a cultural tour to a traditional Xhosa home, organised by Trevor's Tours on September 24, 2021 in Qolora, South Africa. Picture: Gallo Images/Alet Pretorius

As of late there has been an awakening of African spirituality: my generation has come to know of the existence of the power of our ancestors. They have come to learn the greatness of those that came before us; the ones who shed light for us; the ones who guide and protect us. Then it hit me that the only boredom that comes with this self actualisation, was that annoying judgment that comes with those who “now know who they are”. ALSO READ: Ramaphosa on Heritage Day: We must become our own historians To understand that, for some, a relationship...