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Winter Initiation Season: Important Information


Theme for 2016: “We Love Our Tradition, We Value Life of Our Youth” in pursuit of the “Zero Deaths Campaign”.

The department and its stakeholders have also created an initiation hotline where people who witness wrong doings in the name of initiation will be able to call and report the incidents - 0800 111 166

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Provincial Coordinators: Initiation


Initiation Seasons Stats:


Total deaths in 2015: 101

Main Causes of Deaths

a. Excessive Bledding / Hypetomia

b. Dehydration

c. Assult (mainly in illegal schools)

d. Negligance (Aftercare)

e. Natural Causes (pro  medicalmscreeing)

Hot Spots

a. OR Tambo District Eastern Cape

b. Gauteng (Illegal schools)

c. Limpopo – Sikhukhune (Illegal schools and defiance)

d. Mpumalanga (defiance and non compliance)