Commission for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities

 
Education can cut initiate deaths
Education can cut initiate deaths
Thirty-four deaths at initiation schools have already been reported, according to Musa Zondi, spokesperson for the co-operative governance and...
Happiness is restored manhood
Happiness is restored manhood
Eight years of “a lot, a lot of pains” behind him, Nelson Gentsana is happy. “I can pee like any other man now,” the 23-year-old said....
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”...
Boys endanger manhood to be men
Boys endanger manhood to be men
Carrying little more than a blanket, a pocket knife and a live chicken, Bongani Gcwanini set out for an initiation school he hoped to attend.
Survivors of botched circumcisions live in secrecy
Survivors of botched circumcisions live in secrecy
He was told not to worry. It would grow back. Soon, the traditional nurse at the initiation school assured him, his penis would grow back. The news...

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