Media Alert: Western Cape Prepares For Upcoming Initiation Season
Tomorrow, 21 June 2013, the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Dr Ivan Meyer, together with the Western Cape Minister of Health, Mr Theuns Botha, will hand over first-aid certificates and protective clothing to initiation carers who will be doing duty during the upcoming initiation season.
The hand-over comes as the Western Cape is about to enter its winter initiation period, which kicks off at the end of this week. Recipients of these certificates have all recently completed a basic first-aid course facilitated through the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS).
While in recent times this important rite of passage has been sadly marked by deaths in other parts of the country, the Western Cape Government is determined to ensure that while this significant cultural practise is upheld, the safety of initiates is protected.
Venue: Gugu S’Thebe Arts and Culture Centre, Washington Street, Langa
Media are invited to attend.