The Phetla initiation school in Mamelodi has announced that it would be open for winter season.
Operator Chief Mapale Phetla said the Tshwane health department has issued the school a permit to operate for this year.
Phetla said the first intake of boys and girls for the year had started already. The school welcomes initaiates only with the permission of their parents. Phetla said parents were welcome to bring their children to his school, and that the initiation season commence from 1 June to end July.
Last year 110 boys and 13 girls completed their journey to adulthood at the school.
No child will be accepted at the school without the parents signing the consent form and parents must produce their ID and proof that they are the parents of the initiate,” said Phetla.
“Hundreds of other were returned home because their parents had not signed the consent form for their children to become initiates.”
Phetla said that they have been working together with the health department, the police and the Tshwane metro.
He added that all initiates would be taken to a clinic for allergy tests.