Eighteen teenage boys have died in the Eastern Cape during this summer traditional initiation season.
On Tuesday, the provincial government said it would take additional steps to prevent further deaths and injuries.
Most of the boys died from dehydration.
The province’s health MEC Sindiswa Gomba has reportedly also ordered medical officials to be sent to initiation camps to assess conditions and initiates.
A spokesperson said the department’s budgeted R20 million to buy off-road vehicles to transport officials as well as water and medical supplies to these sites.