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“Let Women Lead Initiation Debate” by Mthetho Tshemese

Ulwaluko, the ritual of amaXhosa through which boys are made into men, has come under considerable scrutiny in the last number of years. Each year around June and December scores of boys and men die or get injured during initiation. The traditional leaders as well as politicians who may be in a position to act … Continue reading

South Africa Tolerates Violence Against Poor Black Young Men
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South Africa Tolerates Violence Against Poor Black Young Men

There’s no better time to make men aware that many of the behaviours the majority of them tend to associate with true manhood are more likely to lead them to an early death than the delivery room. Use the teachable moment when a man’s wife or girlfriend is giving birth and we might start to … Continue reading