Two dead, 25 injured in Eastern Cape initiation school fire

2017-06-25 16:21

Two initiation school nurses have been hailed as heroes after helping save lives during a fire in which two teenagers died, the Eastern Cape health department says.

Not enough outrage about initiate deaths - CRL

2017-03-08 22:42

South Africans are not angry enough about the growing number of deaths at initiation schools across the country, the CRL Rights Commission has said.

CRL Commission to probe initiation deaths

2017-02-15 20:15

CRL Rights Commission will establish the reliability of statistics released by initiation schools as part of an investigation into the deaths of initiates in six provinces.

‘State doesn’t care about the safety of initiates’

2016-12-04 06:50

The head of the Eastern Cape House of Traditional Leaders has slammed national government for doing too little to prevent the deaths of initiates.

Cogta to establish rescue centres for initiates

2015-12-10 08:30

The Eastern Cape Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department says it will be establishing rescue centres because of the rising number of initiate deaths.

Initiation: Government wants to do away with traditional surgeons

2015-09-09 10:54

The government is considering banning traditional surgeons from performing circumcisions and only allowing qualified medical doctors to perform the surgeries in an effort to curb the number of deaths and injuries of initiates.

HEADLINES: Nkandla, initiate death toll & Burundi votes

We take you through the days top headlines: Media banned from touring Nkandla with ad-hoc committee, Eastern Cape initiates death toll at 28 and counting underway for Burundi election.

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The changing face of initiation

2015-07-16 21:08

From computer games to sleeping on comfortable sponges, modern day initiates are undergoing their rite of passage in a whole new way. But not everyone is happy.

Some East Cape initiates murdered - dept

2015-07-10 16:02

Some of the boys who died during the Eastern Cape's winter initiation season were likely murdered, the provincial health department says.

Illegal Limpopo initiation school closed down

2015-07-09 19:48

An illegal initiation school in Limpopo, where about 158 initiates were housed, has been shut down.


272 initiation schools set to open in Limpopo

2017-06-23 10:42

At least 272 initiation school will be opened this season in Limpopo.

Young initiate still missing, believed dead, 4 years later

2017-03-07 19:12

Four years after disappeared at an initiation school, a teenage boy is still missing and believed to have been beaten to death, an investigation into the cultural practice has heard.

‘Initiates died from the heat’

2016-12-18 06:04

Death toll nears 20 as initiation season claims a family’s last-born son

Two initiates die in Mpumalanga

2016-06-07 14:51

Two initiates have died in Mpumalanga since the start of the winter season, the traditional affairs department says.

8 initiates die in first week of new Eastern Cape season

2015-12-04 14:01

Eight initiates have died from botched circumcisions in the first week of this season in the Eastern Cape, the province’s health department has confirmed.

Eastern Cape initiation deaths up to 29

2015-07-23 15:06

The Eastern Cape winter initiation season death toll, initially pegged at 28, has risen to 29, the provincial health department says.

East Cape initiation season closes with death toll of 28

2015-07-21 19:33

The Eastern Cape winter initiation season has closed with a death toll of 28, the provincial health department says.

Initiate death toll in Eastern Cape reaches 24

2015-07-13 17:56

The death toll during the Eastern Cape winter initiation season has now reached 24, the provincial health department says.

Children rescued from illegal Limpopo initiation school

2015-07-10 12:17

A total of 158 children have been rescued from an illegal initiation school near Tzaneen, bringing to 16 the number of illegal schools shut down in the province.

Mentally ill man dies after running away from initiation school

2015-07-09 15:17

The Limpopo House of Traditional leaders has expressed disappointment that a mentally ill man was admitted to an illegal initiation school, and died after running away.

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