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Behaviours of traditional male circumcision initiates of Cala and Mdantsane, South Africa


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Title Behaviours of traditional male circumcision initiates of Cala and Mdantsane, South Africa
Creator Mpateni, Aphiwe Kang’ethe, Simon Murote
Subject — morals; behaviour; culture; traditional male circumcision (TMC); a rite of passage.
Description This article focuses on the exploration of behavioural deficits that are manifested by the traditional male circumcision (TMC) initiates of the contemporary epoch. A qualitative research approach amid an exploratory and descriptive design followed by interpretivism paradigm was applied. A purposive sampling technique of non-probability sampling method was used. The in-depth interviews and focus group discussions were used as data collection methods. Cala and Mdantsane were selected as research domains because of their involvement in the practice of TMC. Thematic analysis effected through coding was used to analyse data. The findings revealed that contemporary TMC initiates embrace negative teachings in the initiation school that fails to meet societal moral and ethical expectations, such as the preponderance of violence and abuse of alcohol. It also showed non-compliance to the moral code and cultural goalposts by the contemporary TMC initiates. Furthermore, this study recommends for policies to ensure that the rite achieves its sociocultural objective amid the training of traditional nurses and surgeons to astutely manage the rite.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Date 2022-12-21
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ink.v14i1.17
Source Inkanyiso; Vol 14, No 1 (2022); 8 pages 2077-8317 2077-2815
Language eng
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