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Don’t misunderstand muti, says traditional healer

June 7, 2019
OurHealth  

For centuries Africans have relied on traditional medicine for healing, and even with the dominance of Western medicine, muti is still widely used in South Africa.

Ill woman’s ‘sangoma trauma’

March 29, 2019
OurHealth  

When she was 28, Isabell Gama from Emanyeveni in Mpumalanga thought that the tingling in her feet was due to idlozi; her ancestors were calling her to become a sangoma but she had not answered the call.

Thulo’s tanning skill feeds him

November 27, 2018
OurHealth  

Enterprising rural villager Thulo Tshehlo has come up with an enterprising way to make a living for himself using only a stone and a spade as his tools of the trade.

Taking the itch out of eczema

November 13, 2018
OurHealth  

Mpumalanga – Nomonde wears the scars of eczema on her face but the 9-year-old girl carries invisible scars from being bullied because of her skin condition.

Depression: Treat to defeat

October 17, 2018
OurHealth  

Mpumalanga – Carol Ngcamane was recently diagnosed with depression and is slowly coming to terms with the diagnosis.

Traditional healers debate initiation school age

September 18, 2018
OurHealth  

EASTERN CAPE – Whether young men are ready for initiation school at the age of 16, or if they should wait until they are 18 was the basis of heated discussions among traditional healers at the recent public hearings into the Customary Initiation Bill held at the Club House Hall in Flagstaff.

Rural young men use muti to treat STIs

EASTERN CAPE – Most young men in Flagstaff at Ingquza Hill believe that traditional medicine as is the best treatment for sexually transmitted infections.