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There has been a spike in deaths of initiates, particularly in the Eastern Cape, since the summer traditional initiation season began a few weeks ago.
A training programme aims to empower traditional leaders in the Eastern Cape with knowledge and skills on how to deal with social ills within their communities.
Two men, both aged 20, have become the first casualties of this year's summer initiation season in the Eastern Cape, just a few days after it got underway.
During the initiation season, SAPS coordinators will be paying regular and random visits to initiation schools to check for compliance to the act regulating traditional initiations.
Illegal initiation surgeon might have fled into the mountains to avoid arrest.
In the past 12 years, more than 800 men and teenage boys have had their penises amputated after botched traditional circumcision procedures.
As the law cracks down on unlawful schools, local governments get ready to deploy drones to search forests and mountains.
Mzansi comedian, actor and vlogger Moshe Ndiki left a lot of people, mostly Xhosa men, fuming on Twitter when he posted throwback pictures of himself when he was in initiation school.
Traditional leaders are unimpressed by the Customary Initiation Bill, saying it disparages customs of tradition.
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Twenty-one initiates have already died throughout the country since the start of the 2018 summer traditional initiation season, which started in November.
Seven initiates have died in the Eastern Cape since the start of the 2018 summer traditional initiation season.
Parliament does not intend to usurp traditional initiation while formulating the Customary Initiation Bill, says the chairperson for the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.
After at least 19 young men died during the Eastern Cape’s winter initiation season, cooperative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) MEC Fikile Xasa has called for an imbizo to deal with the problem, while traditional leaders are asking for specialised courts to prosecute perpetrators.
Parents have been urged to verify the legitimacy of the places they send their sons for the circumcision rituals being conducted during the winter holidays, as the death toll increases to at least four boys.
Three initiates, two of whom were just 15, have died in the Eastern Cape, barely 10 days after authorities launched the winter initiation season.
Traditional leaders and the Eastern Cape government are determined to break last year’s record for the lowest number of initiate deaths during the winter initiation season.
The City of Tshwane says it is fully behind a tough resolution to suspend all intakes of initiates across Gauteng for the rest of the year.
At least four people have been arrested in the Eastern Cape following the deaths of 11 initiates barely three weeks into the initiation season.
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