initiation rituals

Battle for rights in traditional rites

Gift Kgomosotho

Nonconforming people are protected by the Constitution in a complex tug-of-war

Ratty rituals turn students off rugby


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.