Penis transplant: Patient lost organ in botched initiation

2015-03-13 18:00

The recipient of the world's first successful penis transplant is a 21-year-old man who lost his penis due to severe complications following a traditional circumcision, surgeons say.

4 in court for illegal circumcisions

2014-07-05 10:00

Four people have appeared in the Libode Magistrate's Court in the Eastern Cape in connection with illegal circumcisions, the National Prosecuting Authority has said.

Initiation schools must abide by act - NPA

2014-06-26 08:24

Initiation schools should abide by the Children's Act when performing circumcision on boys, the National Prosecuting Authority says.

Motsoaledi: Don't let thugs kill children

2014-06-12 21:19

Parents must report illegal initiation schools and not allow "thugs" to kill children in pursuit of profit, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said.

23 face charges for initiation deaths - NPA

2014-06-03 14:51

The NPA says 23 people will be prosecuted for the deaths of at least 30 young men during last year's initiation season in Mpumalanga.

'Radical' plan to curb initiation deaths

2014-05-28 11:01

A "radical" plan will be introduced to curb deaths at initiation schools in South Africa, the Congress of Traditional Leaders of SA says.

Meeting called over initiation deaths

2014-01-05 12:12

The co-operative governance and traditional affairs department has summoned all Mpondo chiefs to a meeting after yet another deadly circumcision season in the Eastern Cape.

Initiation school refuses medical help

2013-12-27 21:50

The rights of three initiates have been violated in Matatiele in the Eastern Cape, the health department says.

Two die at N West initiation school

2013-12-22 21:06

Two youths have died at an initiation school in Makwaneng, Amalia, North West police say.

Apology for initiation deaths

2013-08-02 21:08

Traditional leaders have apologised to the country for the recent spate of deaths among young men at initiation schools, saying these deaths must be curbed.


3 held for Eastern Cape illegal circumcisions

2014-12-09 13:29

Three people have been arrested for allegedly performing unlawful circumcisions in the Mbizana municipality, the Eastern Cape co-operative governance and traditional affairs department says.

Parents blamed as 13 initiates die in Eastern Cape

2014-07-01 11:02

The Eastern Cape health department says 13 initiates have already died since the beginning of the winter initiation season, and has blamed parents for some of the problems.

20 initiation schools fail to comply - report

2014-06-16 14:02

At least 20 Mpumalanga initiation school applications have been withdrawn after they were found to not conform with the required standards, a report says.

Four initiation deaths this year

2014-06-12 17:50

Four young men have died since the start of the winter initiation season this year, Deputy Traditional Affairs Minister Obed Bapela says.

Initiation open to abuse - Contralesa

2014-05-30 17:06

The practice of initiation has become open to abuse by people seeing it as an opportunity to make money, the Congress of Traditional Leaders of SA has said at the launch of a campaign to deal with initiations this winter.

Initiation school owner found guilty

2014-02-07 09:19

The owner of an initiation school has been found guilty of culpable homicide in the Northern Cape High Court after the death of a female initiate, according to a report.

Initiate dies in North West

2013-12-28 14:32

North West police are investigating the death of a 17-year-old initiate at an initiation school in Christiana.

Modise condemns illegal initiation schools

2013-12-22 22:11

North West Premier Thandi Modise has called for a clamp down on illegal initiation schools following the death of two initiates.

Initiation deaths likened to genocide

2013-08-06 10:26

An Eastern Cape senior traditional leader has likened the AmaMpondo nation's initiation death toll to genocide.

F State men held over initiation death

2013-07-17 20:22

Police say four Free State men have been arrested after the death of an 18-year-old initiate near Odendaalsrus.

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