MAXHOSA AFRICA is a South African knitwear brand founded in 2012 by Laduma Ngxokolo. This was with desire to explore knitwear design solutions that would be suitable for amakrwala (Xhosa initiates). His initial vision was to create a modern Xhosa-inspired knitwear collection that would be suitable for this market. As a person who has undergone the process, Laduma felt that he had to develop premium knitwear that celebrates traditional Xhosa aesthetics.
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Xhosa boy in initiation period after circumcision, Coffee Bay, Wild Coast, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Picture This: Boys to Men
Boys from South Africa's Xhosa tribe who have just participated in a circumcision ceremony sit outside near Qunu on June 30. It's a traditional rite of passage that the country's former president, Nelson Mandela, also underwent in the same village in…
Botched circumcisions during initiation ritual kill 30 in South Africa
Botched circumcisions killed 30 young men and landed almost 300 more in hospital during traditional initiation rites in a South African province, the health department said Sunday. The 30 deaths in rural Eastern Cape province occurred during the annual season when young males undergo a rite of passage into manhood. Ten other youths were hospitalised […]
White boy goes to circumcision school
Not even initiation school could separate two teens from Hudson Park High School in East London. Estiaan Swanepoel, who is Afrikaans, and his friend Ndibulele Soboyisi, who is Xhosa, are both 18 years old and have known each other for the past eight years.