Nonconforming people are protected by the Constitution in a complex tug-of-war
British university players are being deterred by disgusting initiation pranks like drinking vomit
It’s been fêted around the world, but Inxeba’s smashed stereotypes will cause a stir locally
The film questions the idea of manhood in Xhosa culture through a relationship between three men.
‘The Wound’ tackles the unspoken issue of sexuality and tradition in a film about Xhosa initiates.
It denies a transgender person her identity but refusing to go through a cultural rite of passage further alienates her.
This sacred community ritual has been subverted and sullied by predatory and deadly opportunists.
Three people have been arrested after a Pondoland initiate who lost his penis and spoke out about it in public was beaten for "shaming the custom".
During this initiation season, we look back at what happened in 2013 when bungled initiations cost boys their penises.
We cannot willingly choose not to talk about cultural practices to the detriment of unknown numbers of boys, writes Faranaaz Parker.
The state’s hopes for the nonsurgical circumcision device rest on its acceptance in initiation rituals.
Parliament will probably debate the deaths of initiates at the end of the month, says the ANC chief whip’s office.
Recent allegations about the rape initiation of a pupil at a rugby camp raises the question of why such practices exist in our supposedly modern era.
From savage initiation rights to claims of race bias, the Potch campus is out of date and under review, writes Primarashni Gower.