Initiation

Five boys die after botched circumcisions

Five boys have died and one had to be castrated in the Eastern Cape after illegal circumcisions, according to the provincial health department.

Public protector to probe initiation deaths

Deputy public protector Kevin Malunga will help probe the issues surrounding botched circumcisions, says his office.

PrePex will save many lives in SA – with traditional leaders’ help

The state's hopes for the nonsurgical circumcision device rest on its acceptance in initiation rituals.

Commission calls for regulation of initiation schools

The culture commission has called for national legislation to regulate initiation schools, and in so doing reduce the risk to young men's lives.

Parktown boys assault case dropped

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 online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

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Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

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SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

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20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world