initiation

Cogta pleads with parents to check legitimacy of initiation centres

Jenni Evans

Any parent whose child is harmed, or who has suspicions about the place the child is going, must open a complaint at a police station


Queer – and proud to be Xhosa

Carl Collison

The furore over the film Inxeba has cast a light on men who are gay but deeply committed to their culture


Exposing a culture’s wounds

Milisuthando Bongela

It’s been fêted around the world, but Inxeba’s smashed stereotypes will cause a stir locally


What will save us?

Fumbatha May

"What is the bro code for learning, unlearning and relearning humanity? Must we be called ugly and trash before we begin to see the light?"


​Actor Nakhane Touré fends off hate speech over controversial new film

Carl Collison

'The Wound' tackles the unspoken issue of sexuality and tradition in a film about Xhosa initiates.