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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Customary Initiation Bill

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Government policy & legislation
Author :
Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs
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The Customary Initiation Bill seeks to provide for the effective regulation of customary initiation practices as well as the establishment of a National Initiation Oversight Committee and Provincial Initiation Coordinating Committees and their functions. The Bill seeks to articulate the responsibilities, duties, roles and functions of the various role-players involved in initiation practices or in the governance aspects. The Bill also proposes to provide for the effective regulation of initiation schools and regulatory powers of the Minister and Premiers. Lastly, it has a proposed monitoring framework for the implementation of the Act and seeks to provide for provincial peculiarities and other related matters.