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The People Shall Govern… Even Pregnant Teens

Last week the Constitutional Court ruled that the pregnancy policies of two schools in the Free State were exclusionary and unconstitutional but that the province’s head of department for basic education did not have the power to instruct its principals to ignore policy made by those school governing bodies – even if he or she […]

Finding one’s manhood

There are differing schools of thought on the Xhosa rites of passage ritual that involves male circumcision. There are those who believe that the ritual should either be done like it was in the days of yore; where initiates spent months in isolation, or, completely gotten rid of it. Others advocate that the ritual continue […]