Initiation

Cogta pleads with parents to check legitimacy of initiation centres

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

Queer – and proud to be Xhosa

The furore over the film Inxeba has cast a light on men who are gay but deeply committed to their culture

Exposing a culture’s wounds

It’s been fêted around the world, but Inxeba’s smashed stereotypes will cause a stir locally

What will save us?

"What is the bro code for learning, unlearning and relearning humanity? Must we be called ugly and trash before we begin to see the light?"

​Actor Nakhane Touré fends off hate speech over controversial new film

'The Wound' tackles the unspoken issue of sexuality and tradition in a film about Xhosa initiates.

Rip-off artists are the real threat to koma

This sacred community ritual has been subverted and sullied by predatory and deadly opportunists.

Illegal North West initiation schools closed down

Two illegal initiation schools have been shut down in North West, says the traditional affairs department, while authorities search for the owners.

Initiation school owner guilty of teen deaths

The owner of an initiation school has been found guilty of culpable homicide after the death of an initiate.

Rights of injured initiates violated

The Eastern Cape Department of Health has condemned handlers at an initiation school for denying three injured boys treatment.

The boys who lost their manhood

During this initiation season, we look back at what happened in 2013 when bungled initiations cost boys their penises.

Arrests made in Eastern Cape after botched circumcisions

Five people have been arrested since the start of the initiation season in the Eastern Cape, say police.

Initiation has become criminal, says Motsolaedi

Following 30 initiates' deaths and the hospitalisation of almost 300 boys in Eastern Cape, the health minister has lashed out at circumcision schools.

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