It is vital that the safety and security of initiates is enhanced throughout ulwaluko schools in the Eastern Cape
Dating techniques have traced the origins of the Venda language and culture to Mapungubwe, where two distinct cultures merged at initiation schools.
Amakhosi say they have not been consulted and have been insulted because women are involved
Any parent whose child is harmed, or who has suspicions about the place the child is going, must open a complaint at a police station
Two traditional nurses found guilty of mutilating a man’s two sons were given an ‘insulting’ sentence
"I am a Xhosa woman who is raising a Xhosa boy. If this is your manhood, madoda, keep it. Your priorities are very skewed".
Overwhelming peer pressure drives some youngsters to circumcise themselves
Young men who have lost their penises during initiation may be in line for free reconstruction
It’s been fêted around the world, but Inxeba’s smashed stereotypes will cause a stir locally
Traditional leaders believe new government rules will prevent young men from dying this winter.
This sacred community ritual has been subverted and sullied by predatory and deadly opportunists.
Two illegal initiation schools have been shut down in North West, says the traditional affairs department, while authorities search for the owners.
The owner of an initiation school has been found guilty of culpable homicide after the death of an initiate.
The Eastern Cape Department of Health has condemned handlers at an initiation school for denying three injured boys treatment.
Eastern Cape government has called an emergency meeting after 30 initiates were killed in the summer initiation season so far.
Following the deaths of two teenage initiates, North West Premier Thandi Modise has demanded the closure of illegally run initiation schools.
During this initiation season, we look back at what happened in 2013 when bungled initiations cost boys their penises.
The ANC Youth League has called for initiation schools in South Africa to be regulated after cases of botched circumcision in the Eastern Cape arose.
Autopsy reports show that some of the 30 initiates who died last month in the Eastern Cape were assaulted by traditional surgeons.
A man has been shot dead at an initiation school near Bityi early on Tuesday morning, say Eastern Cape police.
Government has condemned the deaths of South African boys as a result of initiation practices but can they have a plan if they don’t have the facts?
President Jacob Zuma has expressed shock and outrage at the deaths of 27 boys who attended initiation schools in Mpumalanga.
School holidays bring a surge in fatal circumcisions at unlicensed Eastern Cape initiation schools.
Thirty children are missing in Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg, after some had apparently gone to initiation schools, said Gauteng police.
Five boys were rescued from an illegal initiation school in Mdantsane near East London on Tuesday, the Eastern Cape health department said.
How the Free State-based Mbalula landed in the bushes of Cape Town’s Philippi for his circumcision is still clouded in mystery.
The decision of former ANC Youth League president Fikile Mbalula to undergo circumcision has been praised by a prominent traditional leader.
Six boys were burnt beyond recognition at an initiation schoolhouse in Mtasane, East London, the Eastern Cape health department said on Saturday.
Aware of the risk of traditional circumcision, the family of Yongama Boya had him circumcised in hospital before sending him to his initiation ritual.