initiation rituals

Ratty rituals turn students off rugby

AFP

British university players are being deterred by disgusting initiation pranks like drinking vomit


Exposing a culture’s wounds

Milisuthando Bongela

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


​Inxeba: A moment of confrontation

Niza Jay

The film questions the idea of manhood in Xhosa culture through a relationship between three men.


​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.


​Torment for trans women ‘sent to the mountain’ to learn to be men

Carl Collison

It denies a transgender person her identity but refusing to go through a cultural rite of passage further alienates her.