initiation

 
Cogta pleads with parents to check legitimacy of initiation centres
Cogta pleads with parents to check legitimacy of initiation centres
Parents have been urged to verify the legitimacy of the places they send their sons for the circumcision rituals being conducted during the winter...
Queer – and proud to be Xhosa
Queer – and proud to be Xhosa
Lubabalo Mabona* remembers the night vividly.
Exposing a culture’s wounds
Exposing a culture’s wounds
More than being just an expository foray into a culture’s sacred rites and rituals, award-winning South African film Inxeba — The...
What will save us?
What will save us?
In her poem from, Nayyirah Waheed asks: what/ massacre/ happens to my son/ between/ him/ living within my skin/…/ and/ his soft...
​Actor Nakhane Touré fends off hate speech over controversial new film
​Actor Nakhane Touré fends off hate speech over controversial new film
For someone who has been on the receiving end of hate speech, Nakhane Touré is looking decidedly relaxed. It could be the familiarity of the coffee...
Rip-off artists are the real threat to koma
Rip-off artists are the real threat to koma
I went through koma (circumcision) in 1957 at the age of 10. Fifty-eight years later, I still look back at the event with fondness and...
Illegal North West initiation schools closed down
Illegal North West initiation schools closed down
Two illegal initiation schools, in Agisanang and Delareyville, were closed on Saturday, spokesperson Dineo Lolokwane said.
Initiation school owner guilty of teen deaths
Initiation school owner guilty of teen deaths
The owner of an initiation school was found guilty of culpable homicide in the high court in Kimberley after the death of an initiate, the...
Rights of injured initiates violated
Rights of injured initiates violated
The rights of three initiates have been violated in Matatiele in the Eastern Cape, the health department said on Friday.
[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.
The boys who lost their manhood
The boys who lost their manhood
It was day 25 and Xhobiso Pungulwa* (18) slowly pushed himself up in his bed. He asked a nurse for a plastic Ziploc bag, the transparent type used...
Arrests made in Eastern Cape after botched circumcisions
Arrests made in Eastern Cape after botched circumcisions
The arrests were made in different parts of the province since May, Colonel Sibongile Soci said on Tuesday.

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