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Africa: Parliament begins initiation Bill Public Hearings in Port Elizabeth

August 14, 2018

The public hearings are scheduled to happen throughout the country over the next two weeks

PRETORIA, South Africa, August 14, 2018,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Government and Traditional Affairs will tomorrow begin public hearings into the Customary Initiation Bill in Port Elizabeth.

The Customary Initiation Bill is intended to provide effective regulation of initiation schools, and generally circumstance around customary initiation. Most of South Africa’s tribes practice and still respect their respective initiation traditions.

The public hearings are scheduled to happen throughout the country over the next two weeks.

Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of Republic of South Africa: The Parliament.

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