The boys have reached the end of the journey and they are now men.

For them it has been a long, four-week journey, which all came to an end over the weekend.

On Saturday as dawn broke on the chilly morning in Kuilspruit, just outside the Vaal, dozens of barefoot initiates gathered to prepare for their all-day ceremony.

The 15 young men had spent the night in a small shack on a farm which belongs to initiation chief, Ntate Neo “Majantja” Motloung, waiting to reunite with their families.

Finally, they had left to their homes, happy to be man. 

Photos: Sifiso Jimta
Photos: Sifiso Jimta
Photos: Sifiso Jimta
Photos: Sifiso Jimta
Photos: Sifiso Jimta
Photos: Sifiso Jimta
Photos: Sifiso Jimta
Photos: Sifiso Jimta
Photos: Sifiso Jimta
Photos: Sifiso Jimta
Photos: Sifiso Jimta
Photos: Sifiso Jimta
Photos: Sifiso Jimta
Photos: Sifiso Jimta