Three Western Cape pupils have been recognised for their incredible resilience in almost unspeakable circumstances.
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Isabell Gama didn't understand what the tingling sensation in her swollen feet meant - her aunt suggested that she should become a sangoma before she lost both feet. But after two months of training and no change in her condition, she finally sought medical help.
Thokoza gogo is the term commonly used on social media by people who consult with traditional healers online.
A GIRL’S life has been shattered after being preyed on by a 73-year-old sangoma, who has confessed to raping the child on multiple occasions.
It is believed that the body parts of albinos are wanted by sangomas who make money out of them and use them for healing.
Phelo sets the record straight
Growing up, Silindile Mkhwena says healers preyed on her family’s scant knowledge of her epilepsy. More than a decade later, she says she is still paying for society’s ignorance.
The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that a sick note from a traditional healer be seen in the same light as one issued by a qualified medical doctor.
It has been an interesting couple of weeks for Kwaito’s self-proclaimed godmother, Mshoza.
The gift of being a Sangoma brings a lot of changes to one’s life and to those of their loved ones.
This is just one of the personal accounts from Gogo Dineo Ndlanzi shared with Ruda Landman in her collection of interviews - Tell Me Your Story.
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