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Four years on, Lily Mine families want recovery of the bodies of three missing workers to restart

The ground swallowed 90 people, but three died in the tragedy and their bodies were not found

Legacy of a lesbian sangoma

A tribute to Zean ‘Nkunzi’ Nkabinde, an activist who made a rich contribution to the Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action’s work

@Noksangoma explains the five types of spirits you may not have known about

Sangoma Nokulinda Mkhize analyses the ancestors found in Southern African bloodlines.

​A sangoma connects the art of performance and of healing with a search for identity

Traditional healing and drama art may not typically intersect, but they do have a connection.

Beware the charlatan sangomas

Ugandan entrepreneurs are taking advantage of your problems to increase their own fortunes while telling yours.

Sangomas’ power challenges state

An anthropologist schooled in traditional healing, Professor Robert Thornton, says it is deeply rooted in ideas and not science.

The fashion designer who felt the call of the ancestors

Karabo Finger was called to be a traditional healer when her mother, the family elder and a spiritual medium, died and connected her to her ancestors.

Sexual healing: An African sex safari

The African Sexual Healing Tour is empowering, but bruised by its bland approach to heterosexual cliché.

I’m rattled by the convulsions of a sangoma

A sangoma's unsolicited advice comes across as perhaps a little desperate.

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Lockdown set to move to level three countrywide from June 1

President Cyril Ramaphosa notes that the behaviour of citizens during level 3 will determine the fate of the nation

Watch it again: Ramaphosa on risk-adjusted Covid-19 strategy

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address his fellow South Africans on developments in the risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of the coronavirus

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