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Though health-related complications are reported as the main cause of initiates dying, it is the flawed initiation processes, a commercialisation of the ulwaluko traditional initiation procedure that is the root cause of what has become a death sentence for some

OPINION | A new approach to circumcision is needed if deaths are to be avoided

The initiation season in SA brings yet another bitter moment featuring what appears to be a pattern of initiates perishing at the hands of “bogus custodians” of what was once a sacred and a respected rite of passage among Nguni people of the Eastern Cape...

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