Biko Research Paper

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Until the press freedom was available, it went through a hard time for South Africa to gain it. Although some sectors openly criticized the negative parts about South Africa such as apartheid system and some of the National Party government, it was still very hard to actually freely publish their thoughts on any media due to the government censorship. For example, journalist Donald Woods was not able to reveal the truth behind the death of Steve Biko, who is the leader of the Black Consciousness Movement. However after the apartheid ended in 1994, the censorship ended and the new constitution allowed the Bill of Rights to guarantee that every citizen has the right to freedom of expression, including press and media. Donald Woods was able to reveal the truth through his book “Biko”, and he became famous. Even after he became famous, he continued on his work and passed away in 2011. (Donald James Wood journalist and Anti apartheid activists is born. ) South African music is created itself with the mix of other countries’ features. In the Dutch colonial era, which was from the 17th century, South Africa’s music was affected with Western musical instruments and ideas. For example, Khoi-Khoi developed the ramkie, which is a genre of guitar with three or four …show more content…
Most people in South Africa believe in Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, traditional African religions and Judaism. These religions are brought by European and other foreign settlers. Traditional African religion is based on oral traditions, which means that the tradition does not have religious principles, but has a cultural identity which is passed on through stories, myths and tales. People gather up in a community with the spiritual leaders. The leaders usually give people advice and lead the way for them. Ancestors are called by traditional healers so that people in the community can serve them.(African Traditional

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