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Customary Initiation Act, No. 2 of 2021

Long title


To provide for the effective regulation of customary initiation practices; to provide for the establishment of a National Initiation Oversight Committee and Provincial Initiation Coordinating Committees and their functions; to provide for the responsibilities, roles and functions of the various role-players involved in initiation practices as such or in the governance aspects thereof; to provide for the effective regulation of initiation schools; to provide for regulatory powers of the Minister and Premiers; to provide for the monitoring of the implementation of this Act; to provide for provincial peculiarities; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

PREAMBLE
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
CHAPTER 1 INTERPRETATION, APPLICATION, OBJECTIVES AND PRINCIPLES
1. Definitions
2. Application, objectives, interpretation and prohibitions
3. Guiding principles
CHAPTER 2. OVERSIGHT AND COORDINATING STRUCTURES
Part 1. National Initiation Oversight Committee
4. Establishment, composition and term of office
5. Chairperson and deputy chairperson
6. Disqualifications
7. Vacancies
8. Meetings
9. Functions
10. Administrative and financial support
Part 2. Provincial Initiation Coordinating Committees
11. Establishment, composition and term of office
12. Chairperson and deputy chairperson
13. Vacancies
14. Meetings
15. Functions
16. Technical support teams
17. Administrative and financial support
CHAPTER 3. ROLE-PLAYERS
18. Government
19. Houses of traditional leaders
20. Traditional leaders
21. Principals and care-givers
22. Parents or legal or customary guardian|
23. Traditional surgeons
24. Medical practitioners
25. South African Police Service and National Prosecuting Authority
CHAPTER 4. INITIATION SCHOOLS
26. Registration
27. Initiation seasons
28. Consent, prohibitions, age and circumcision
29. Discipline and teachings
30. Water, sanitation, food, health care, liquor and drugs
31. Death of initiate
CHAPTER 5. GENERAL PROVISIONS
32. Allowances and expenditure
33. Offences
34. Appeals
35. Regulations
36. Monitoring
37. Provincial peculiarities
38. Provincial legislation providing for a PICC
39. Local initiation structures and municipalities
40. Implementation of Act
41. Interim arrangements
42. Short title and commencement
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