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dicuinit00021 Culture Initiation Henderson Dweba, a trained nurse, heads the Eastern Cape.Health Department's task team on initiation. He goes to the field to educate initiates on the dangers of circumsision and the importance of healing the wounds. .Xhosa boys going trough the traditional manhood ceremony in Tshatshu, South Africa. An old tradition in making men out of boys in the Xhosa culture.  .The ceremony last for about 3-7 weeks, where they stay in huts in the bush removed from family and normal life. It starts with a circumsision and the wounds has to be healed in a natural way. They are guided by traditional healers and elders during the ceremony..©Per-Anders Pettersson/iAfrika Photos.