IMPORTANT ROLE: Virginity tester Elina Maphumulo, who is pictured here attending the Reed Celebration at the Enyokeni Royal Palace, says virginity testers want to protect girls against falling pregnant too young and prevent them getting sexually transmitted diseases. They are often criticised by the many who accuse them of misleading young girls about virginity testing, but the women who conduct these tests say they are not impinging on the rights of any child.
ENYOKENI - Hundreds of maidens from the eThekwini Municipality were left fuming when they arrived to a bare-floored marquee on Friday night. The municipality spent about R500 000 hiring carpets for them to sleep on during the annual Reed Celebration, formally known as uMkhosi woMhlanga, in Nongoma. The maidens were woken up in the early hours on Saturday to be given their mats, which they were told would make their rest in the tents at Enyokeni more comfortable.
Primrose Gcinani Manyathi at her graduation ceremony held at the UKZN Westville campus on Thursday. PICTURE: Abhi IndrarajanDURBAN: Research into what urban black high schoolboys prefer when it comes to the body size of women earned University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) student, Primrose Gcinani Manyathi a master of science in dietetics degree. Manyathi received her degree at a graduation ceremony on the UKZN Westville campus on Thursday.
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