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Jo’burg’s Mai Mai muthi market is more than a place of trading, it’s home to many

For decades the people who live and work at the bazaar have been part of the migrant system that separates families.

Strong muti powers Zuma’s survival

Or so it seems, as the president - despite his myriad problems - sweeps all before him.

Downward spiral of dying vultures

Poisoning is the chief menace but power lines, wind turbines and loss of habitat are also a threat to the birds.

Marikana commission: Strikers used muti, believed they were invincible

Striking Marikana mineworkers had performed muti rituals and believed they were unassailable before the massacre, heard the Farlam commission.

Leopard pelt trader gets off scot-free

Conservationists suspect political interference after muti man's trial is thrown out of court.

Minister calls for tougher charges for muti murder

The minister for women, children and persons with disabilities has called for tougher charges for people who kill to harvest body parts for muti.

Seeking Lotto riches, South Africans smoke vulture brains

Smoking dried vulture brains to have a vision of winning Lotto numbers -- that's why customers come to Scelo, a vendor of traditional medicines.

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