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Eastern Cape initiates death toll increases to 15

12 December 2018, 9:43 AM

Another initiate has died at Maluti in the north of the Eastern Cape. This is the 15th initiate to die in the province since the launch of the summer initiation season, and the fourth death in the Alfred Nzo district.


Traditional leaders disturbed by increase in initiate deaths

6 December 2018, 2:15 PM

The Eastern Cape House of Traditional leaders says it’s disturbed by the rising number of deaths among initiates.

Illegal initiation schools

Hearings on the Customary Initiation Bill begin on Monday

13 August 2018, 5:58 AM

Public hearings into the Customary Initiation Bill aimed at regulating the practice of circumcision begin on Monday with the Eastern Cape the first province to host them.

Initiates in a circle

Initiates welcomed back in Mpumalanga

7 July 2018, 8:41 PM

Ninety male initiates were welcomed in KwaMhlanga in Mpumalanga on Saturday.

Death of initiates in E Cape at crisis stage

4 July 2018, 8:10 PM

The Traditional Leaders Affairs and Health Portfolio Committees have admitted that the death of initiates in the Eastern Cape have reached a crises stage.



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