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Initiation School on TM

Postby Warren G » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:55 am

I see in the news this morning that the ANCYL want an initiation school in the TM reserve, was wondering what everyone thought about that? Sure its just talk and TMNP haven't had an official application yet, but I am not opposed to the idea- so long as the stakeholders manage it correctly.
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Re: Initiation School on TM

Postby Thermophage » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:47 am

I wonder what level of Activity Permit they will need...? :hapban

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Re: Initiation School on TM

Postby Justin » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:26 am

http://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/tabl ... -1.1879786

Doesn't bother me (although I do not have much of an idea of what goes on during an initiation!?), seems that they want to be away from the crowds... I wonder where in the park they have in mind?
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Re: Initiation School on TM

Postby Warren G » Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:18 pm

The obvious option would be by the dams, but I think its more likely further south, Redhill type area.

An initiation school up there could be a huge opportunity for the City to open the park up to more of her residence. Its sad how white the mountain is
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Re: Initiation School on TM

Postby Justin » Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:32 pm

Warren G wrote:Its sad how white the mountain is


From what I do know about initiations... it wouldn't make me want to come back to the mountain anytime soon :eye:
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Re: Initiation School on TM

Postby rocklooney » Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:35 pm

Warren G wrote: Its sad how white the mountain is


... unless of course you're helping yourself to someone else's mountain bike.

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Re: Initiation School on TM

Postby long123 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:01 am

The obvious option would be by the dams, but I think its more likely further south, Redhill type area.

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Re: Initiation School on TM

Postby crazyflyinggecko » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:59 am

http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/columni ... ed-society

An interesting perspective on initiation in general.

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Re: Initiation School on TM

Postby Warren G » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:26 pm

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/ ... L-20150714

Does look like its little more than talk now, but seems they haven't dropped it yet
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Re: Initiation School on TM

Postby Ghaznavid » Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:55 am

As long as they realise that they will become a tourist attraction - I don't see a problem. Foreign tourists love seeing these kinds of things.

I would expect that if this goes ahead, they will complain about all the tourists though.
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Re: Initiation School on TM

Postby Warren G » Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:24 am

A friend of mine was initiated, and I posed this question to him, his answer was no for one simple reason: the point of having these schools in the mountains is to be away from everyone, this means you can't have it as a tourist attraction, or even in a place that people might stumble onto it. contradicting this is how they operate: male relatives- typically the father or uncle- visit the initiate often to ensure all is going well. This means that while it needs to have no accidental traffic it must have reasonable access. "The edge of town" type places, ideally on private land. TM is a bit too remote for daily access, and too accessible for us wondering folks. Goldie Locks
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Re: Initiation School on TM

Postby Justin » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:59 pm

Justin wrote:From what I do know about initiations... it wouldn't make me want to come back to the mountain anytime soon


"Traditional rite-of-passage ceremonies in South Africa have left 32 boys dead and more than 150 hospitalised, local authorities say, as the annual initiation season drew to a close.

In June, South African police rescued 11 teenage boys from forced circumcision after their parents reported that they had been taken from the street to participate in the initiation.
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Full report :arrow: 32 boys dead in South Africa initiation rites
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