Traditional leaders blame those who fail to enforce the laws that govern the practice
Young initiates avoid medical complications thanks to a blend of cultural tradition with health and safety practices
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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
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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.
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Five people have been arrested since the start of the initiation season in the Eastern Cape, say police.
Following 30 initiates’ deaths and the hospitalisation of almost 300 boys in Eastern Cape, the health minister has lashed out at circumcision schools.
Five boys have died and one had to be castrated in the Eastern Cape after illegal circumcisions, according to the provincial health department.
Deputy public protector Kevin Malunga will help probe the issues surrounding botched circumcisions, says his office.
The state’s hopes for the nonsurgical circumcision device rest on its acceptance in initiation rituals.
The culture commission has called for national legislation to regulate initiation schools, and in so doing reduce the risk to young men’s lives.
A case against a group of Parktown Boys high school pupils facing assault charges related to an initiation ceremony has been struck of the court roll.
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The 12 Parktown Boys’ High School pupils accused of assaulting a junior pupil at their school are expected to appear again in court on Thursday.
A case against 12 Parktown Boys’ High School pupils accused of assaulting their junior schoolmates was postponed on Friday.
The Gauteng department of education will investigate the arrests of 11 schoolboys accused of assaulting other pupils in an initiation ceremony.