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MPs to conduct public hearings on Initiation Bill

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MPs to conduct public hearings on Initiation Bill

10th August 2018

By: African News Agency

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MPs are set to conduct public hearings on a new bill to regulate customary initiation practices in South Africa.

The hearings on the Customary Initiation Bill will start in Port Elizabeth on Monday.

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"The public hearings are intended to put meaning into Parliament’s constitutional obligation to ensure public participation in legislation-making," a statement from the national legislature said.

The bill, once enacted, will see a National Initiation Oversight Committee and Provincial Initiation Coordinating Committees established.

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Unregulated initiation schools has led to thousands of deaths of young men due to botched circumcisions and assaults.

 

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