circumcision schools

 
Justice failed, says initiates’ father
Justice failed, says initiates’ father
As many Xhosa parents do, Nelisile Nongqa sent his sons to initiation school in the belief that “every Xhosa boy should go through this ritual”...
​Slice of Life: ‘I was afraid but ah, me, I’m now a man’
​Slice of Life: ‘I was afraid but ah, me, I’m now a man’
I really didn’t want to go to initiation school because I was scared. I heard that some people didn’t make it because the people running some of...
[Slideshow]Embracing the safer cut
[Slideshow]Embracing the safer cut
A medical male circumcision programme is working with chiefs in Zimbabwe to make traditional circumcision safer.
PrePex could cut down on botched circumcision deaths
PrePex could cut down on botched circumcision deaths
Government is looking to fast track the introduction of a non-surgical medical male circumcision device, PrePex, that officials believe will...
Play gives initiates who lost their manhood a voice
Play gives initiates who lost their manhood a voice
Khanya Mpunzi* (18) looks up in awe. "Eish, that high one is the SABC? The radio's in there?" We're driving past the public...
Medical back-up in Pondo initiation
Medical back-up in Pondo initiation
Doctors and health workers in Pondoland in the former Transkei have put together six medical teams to be on standby for the upcoming initiation...
Child's death scares off patients
Child's death scares off patients
Doctors at one of the country's largest medical male circumcision projects said the news of the death of a four-year-old boy after a circumcision procedure in a private hospital last week has led to several cancellations at their circumcision sites across South Africa. ...
[Slideshow]The Pondoland initiates who lost their manhood
[Slideshow]The Pondoland initiates who lost their manhood
Initiation school is meant to be a place where boys become men. But some return as 'nothing' and have to live with the devastating effects.
[Slideshow]Initiation deaths: Is this a solution?
[Slideshow]Initiation deaths: Is this a solution?
SLIDESHOW: An initiation school outside Jo'burg is working with government and an HIV prevention organisation to prevent the deaths of its initiates.
[Video]Young South Africans on youth unemployment and circumcision
[Video]Young South Africans on youth unemployment and circumcision
Three of the M&G’s 200 YSA discuss the country’s unemployment issues and the controversial topic of male initiation.
[Podcast]Male circumcision: Number of deaths unknown
[Podcast]Male circumcision: Number of deaths unknown
PODCAST: We speak to M&G reporter Faranaaz Parker about government's apparent inability to track the rising number of circumcision deaths in SA.
Editorial: Too many young men are dying
Editorial: Too many young men are dying
Judging by the number of deaths – approaching 50 this year – and hospitalisations, it is clear that the cultural practice of initiation...

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