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South Africa wants to regulate traditional healers – but it’s not easy

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Inyanga Baba Sylvester of Alexandra, Johannesburg. Personal Photo from Alexandra Township. Author: Mycelium101. Via Wikimedia Commons.org.
Inyanga Baba Sylvester of Alexandra, Johannesburg. Personal Photo from Alexandra Township. Author: Mycelium101. Via Wikimedia Commons.org.

South African traditional healers play a significant role for people that follow African cultural beliefs.

There are more than 200,000 traditional healers across the country.

Until recently, traditional healers have operated relatively freely from government interference, though many work under governing structures such as the Traditional Healers Organisation, which has more than 29,000 members.

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