Can traditional healers fill South Africa’s mental healthcare gap?

2019-09-05 08:45

Psychiatric treatment is unaffordable and inaccessible for most South Africans, leaving many patients with no choice but to turn to traditional healers. But is this alternative an effective solution?

Are SA millennials embracing traditional healing?

2018-07-16 18:51

This might just be the decolonisation of health as we know it.

Traditional healer makes history by opening traditional hospital

2018-06-20 19:43

A KZN healer has opened a hospital in the north of the province where he treats patients who are in need of traditional treatment.

KZN traditional healers to test and counsel HIV and TB patients

2017-05-09 10:55

Traditional healers in KwaZulu Natal have been trained by the provincial Department of Health (DoH) to counsel, examine and test their patients impacted by HIV/Aids and TB.

US nurse comes to SA to graduate as sangoma

2016-12-01 08:49

After almost a decade of refusing the call to become a sangoma, an American nurse has graduated as a traditional healer at a ceremony in KwaZulu-Natal.

Triumph for traditional healers

2013-12-05 12:01

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.


"I am Ndebele but I struggle to remember our clan names, don't follow the customs and prefer to speak isiZulu"

2018-09-19 16:09

And why can't Toya Delazy wear ibheshu? Are millennials becoming more culturally ambiguous and influenced by different heritages that sometimes even aren't their own?


2018-06-21 12:44

The gift of being a Sangoma brings a lot of changes to one’s life and to those of their loved ones.

Celebs who are sangomas

2017-09-22 11:42

These female celebs have embraced their culture and answered their ancestral call

Sperm can't treat or heal anyone - traditional healers body

2017-01-10 19:26

The South African National Traditional Healers Organisation says that sperm cannot treat or heal any patients.

African traditional medicine: better than pills?

2014-08-21 15:06

80% of South Africans - from all walks of life - use traditional African medicines to heal what ails them. How safe are these meds? Should they be regulated?

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