traditional healers

 
[Podcast][PODCAST] Each one teach one: Doctors, traditional healers tackle psychiatric illness
[Podcast][PODCAST] Each one teach one: Doctors, traditional healers tackle psychiatric illness
Medical doctors and traditional healers often struggle to trust each other. But in this rural KZN community they learned how to work together.
All the knowledge we do not know yet
All the knowledge we do not know yet
A few months ago bendikhaphe (I accompanied) a friend to a consultation with a healer.
This land is our chemist
This land is our chemist
Elias Thabo Marotola was hard at work harvesting medicinal plants in a thicket at the foot of the Mogodumo mountain in Limpopo when he suddenly...
Traditional innovation
Traditional innovation
South Africa has long been recognised as a country rich in tradition and biodiversity. The plants that proliferate across its provinces and...
Traditional medicine in the academy is a reality
Traditional medicine in the academy is a reality
The government recognises the important role of traditional medicine in improving access to health care. The recognition has been demonstrated...
Sangomas learn to meld muti with conventional medicine
Sangomas learn to meld muti with conventional medicine
It is a hot day in KwaZulu-Natal and the sun beats down on the dusty roads of a township outside Pietermaritzburg's Edendale suburb. Leading away...
[Slideshow]Where tradition meets modern medicine
[Slideshow]Where tradition meets modern medicine
There has been tension between traditional and modern medicine, but is there space for the two to work together?
Sangomas' power challenges state
Sangomas' power challenges state
For centuries, sangomas have healed illness and divined misfortune. Estimates suggest there are about 200 000 sangomas in South Africa alone,...
The fashion designer who felt the call of the ancestors
The fashion designer who felt the call of the ancestors
Karabo Finger was not surprised when she was called to be a traditional healer. Her mother was a ngaka (sangoma) and she comes from a long...
Mining a threat to holy caves
Mining a threat to holy caves
The roots of the tree seem to hold open the earth. A rusty sign warns of "cave fever".
Make way for the wise man of Winterveldt
Make way for the wise man of Winterveldt
Traditional healer and lay preacher Khehla Nyamakazi is still the nerve centre of community life in the Winterveldt informal settlement, north of...
Prudence Mabele: "I have seen ARVs save lives"
Prudence Mabele: "I have seen ARVs save lives"
In 2004, more than 500 traditional healers took to the streets in protest against the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). They accused the HIV...

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