Initiation deaths totally unnecessary - Commission

2015-07-01 13:48

It is "totally unnecessary" that young men have died as a result of botched circumcisions, the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities says.

Initiation school 'kidnappings' condemned

2015-06-18 14:03

The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa has applauded police for swiftly rescuing two boys and arresting the suspects who kidnapped them and forced them to go to an initiation school in Mpumalanga.

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.

Four young men die during initiation

2014-06-13 12:50

The number of boys dying during initiations countrywide is alarming. Four have already died this year, one in the Eastern Cape and three in Mpumalanga.

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.

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.


Six initiation deaths last week - EC health department

2015-06-28 22:31

A total of six people have died this week in connection with the current initiation season, the Eastern Cape health department has said.

10 teens hospitalised after botched circumcisions

2015-06-17 17:03

At least 10 Eastern Cape teenagers have had to be hospitalised after botched circumcisions during their initiation rituals, the provincial health department says.

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.

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.

Graphic circumcision website causes furore

2014-01-28 13:12

Chilling images of deformed penises on a website slamming botched traditional circumcisions in South Africa have raised the ire of cultural commentators.(Warning: website contains graphic images)

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.

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