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The initiation season will soon be upon us.

And it is hoped that the death of young men that have wrongly come to symbolise this cultural practise, which should normally be a celebration of life and the passage rite of young boys into manhood, does not reoccur.

However, in keeping with our hopes, we have elected to keep the issues top of mind for citizens by setting up a tracker – to remind of the people who have died during this process, tell their stories and inform safe choices in the practises of this age-long cultural rites.

A call for contribution has been created here and your inputs as well as guidance o how best to approach this matter are welcome.

Cover image courtesy Mail & Guardian