Press Release:Between Boys and Men in Pondoland

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Less than a month ago the House of Traditional Leaders in the Eastern Cape opposed proposals from the Department of Health for the widespread introduction of Medical Male Circumcision (MMC). They argued that performing 'the cut' in a western-style bio-medical context, even when it did occur in a traditional setting, would undermine the integrity and authenticity of ancient African manhood rituals in the Province...read more