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Having to pay the Bride cost: the tradition that is african of lobola

Donnerstag, Februar 27th, 2020

Having to pay the Bride cost: the tradition that is african of lobola

For years and years, the Nguni tribes of Southern Africa have actually practiced lobola — spending a bride cost to make sure a union between two tribes, like the dowry’s of Western Civilization. With one exclusion — lobola is compensated in cows, and it is compensated into the bride’s family members.

Historically, this enabled the 2 tribes become allied in wedding, ensuring help and security. In modern society, it brings the 2 families together, suggests that the groom is with the capacity of supporting their bride, and that the bride is respected by both families.

In contemporary Southern Africa, lobola continues to be practiced, and it is a proud tradition of South Africa’s black populace. (mehr …)