- A decade ago our editor-in-chief wrote a story on the issue of botched circumcisions in the rural Eastern Cape. Her reporting on the matter resulted in policy changes in how traditional circumcisers and medical doctors work together — possibly saving many lives.
- Months later her narrative piece inspired a drama play based on the experiences of these young men.
- In a new series we’re launching called ‘Let’s Bhekisisa it’ we get a glimpse from Mia Malan about the story behind ‘The boys who lost their manhood’.
In today’s newsletter, Mia Malan takes you back to 2013 and reflects on a deadly circumcision season. Sign up.