ELEMENTS ON CULTURAL IDENTITIES

The word know refers to clear understanding or well informed while the word culture refers to the way of life of certain things like their customs , traditions ,art  and skills. 

 

In this website know my culture simple provides guidance to readers the elements of your own and others cultures. These elements includes among languages, religion and how it intersect with your culture  , attire of men & women , food , music , dances ,how , brideprise , negotiated,  marriage, customs like before protocols  after death before burial and after  funeral as norm and standard for all family members.How some cultural people mourning  process is conducted to those is part of their way of doing things. To cover the role and responsibilities of men and women as well as the children. In terms of role of girl and boy child. How and who provides the primary informal eduction where norms and standard as values  infused to by the family. Types of families like is the cluster or nuclear families. What are the role of each type of family adopted To look and leadership in the community and how kingship and his supporting team were elected in this cultural systems

                                                                                              MY CULTURAL IDENTIES

Who must know my culture?
 
1. Self
2. My family
3. My employer
4. My government in making constitution
5. Business in  advertisement, 
Insurance, manifacturers 
6. Others. 

Greetings

Learning greetings per culture

Customs

Marriage, Mourning, Bride price, Circumcision

Conflict Management

The way to resolve conflicts

Death

Rituals After Death, Before Burial & After Burial

Religion

 

Attires

Polygamy

Language

Music

Welcoming Visitors

Dance

Burial Process

Traditional Courts Proceedings

Rituals

Lobola Process

Naming Process & Meaning

Traditional Leaders & Roles

Surname & Its Importance

Ritual After Born Celebration

Nuclear Families & Roles

Games

Political Groups

Music

Marriage

                                                                                                                 MY FAMILY TREE

The culture of South Africa is known for its ethnic and cultural diversity.

The South African majority still has a substantial number of rural inhabitants who lead largely impoverished lives. It is among these people, however, that cultural traditions survive most strongly; as South Africans have become increasingly urbanized and Westernised, aspects of traditional culture have declined.

Urban South Africans usually speak English or Afrikaans in addition to their native language.

There are smaller but still significant groups of speakers of Khoisan languages, not included in the eleven official languages, but are one of the eight other officially recognised languages.

There are small groups of speakers of endangered languages, most of which are from the Khoisan family, that receive no official status; however, some groups within South Africa are attempting to promote their use and revival.

Members of the middle class, who are predominantly white and Asian but whose ranks include growing numbers of other communities of colour, have lifestyles similar in many respects to that of people found in Western Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.

Indian South Africans preserve their cultural heritage, languages and religious beliefs, being either Christian, Hindu or Muslim and speaking English, with Indian languages like Hindi, Telugu, Tamil or Gujarati being spoken less frequently as second languages.

A post-apartheid wave of South Asian (including Pakistani) immigration has also influenced South African Indian culture.