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‘Manhood’ Initiation Ceremony Kills 23 South African Teenagers

‘Manhood’ Initiation Ceremony Kills 23 South African Teenagers

A traditional initiation rite in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province has left 23 Xhosa teenagers dead. Provincial premier Oscar Mabuyane has called for those responsible to be charged with murder. The dead succumbed to dehydration or sepsis from circumcision at the start of the ceremony, which lasts between two and six months. Almost a thousand […]

Eastern Cape Women Abandon Vegetable Gardens to Collect Scrap for Cash

Eastern Cape Women Abandon Vegetable Gardens to Collect Scrap for Cash

Dozens of women in villages around Qunu have taken to scrap collection to earn money. A lack of water and support from the government has meant they have abandoned their vegetable gardens. They hitchhike to Durban on trucks to sell their recyclables in the big city. Several women said that since Mandela’s death in 2013 […]