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.

Eastern Cape initiate death toll continues to climb

2015-07-08 12:34

The number of initiates who have died in the Eastern Cape over the winter season has now risen to 20, the provincial health department has confirmed.

Eastern Cape to set up field hospitals for initiates

2015-07-07 18:20

The Eastern Cape health department is to set up field hospitals for initiates to help relieve pressure on hospitals in the province.

Initiation: Death toll in Eastern Cape up to 14

2015-07-04 22:05

The death toll for the current Eastern Cape initiation season has risen to 14, according to the provincial health department.

Eastern Cape initiation death toll rises

2015-07-03 18:31

Ten people have now died during the current Eastern Cape initiation season, according to the provincial health department.

Youth League wants initiation school on Table Mountain reserve

2015-07-02 22:15

The Western Cape ANC Youth League believes a portion of Table Mountain National Park should be made available for boys undergoing traditional initiation as there is a shortage of suitable land.


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.

'Pangas used for circumcisions at illegal initiation school'

2015-07-08 10:34

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister Obed Bapela has promised that government will work on laws to clamp down on illegal initiation schools after 22 young men were rescued from a site in Soweto.

Hospital runs out of beds as East Cape initiate death toll rises

2015-07-06 16:44

The death toll for the winter initiation season in the Eastern Cape has risen to 18 since the weekend, the provincial health department says.

We care for nature during initiation - Chief

2015-07-03 20:20

A chief says around 300 young men are known to be undergoing initiation this winter in the Western Cape. He assures that nature conservation forms a central part of this process.

Where men can go for initiation in the Western Cape

2015-07-03 17:05

A portion of land in the Table Mountain Reserve has been identified for initiating Cape Town boys, but its location cannot yet be revealed, the Western Cape ANC Youth League says.

Eastern Cape hospital faces crisis due to initiate influx

2015-07-02 16:07

St Barnabas hospital in Libode in the Eastern Cape is facing a crisis due to an influx of initiates, the Eastern Cape health department says.

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