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Draft for comment: Regulations on Traditional Health Practioners

November 9, 2015
Reports   Traditional Medicine  

The Department of Health has published the Traditional Health Practitioners Regulations in line with the Traditional Health Practitioners Act. The deadline for written comments is 2 February 2016.

[Updated] Healer’s bogus ‘HIV cure’ bashed

September 17, 2015
HIV and AIDS   OurHealth   Traditional Medicine  

Jouberton Hostel traditional healer Dumisani Lwandle claims he can cure HIV, but residents and provincial AIDS council officials are crying foul over Lwandle’s lies.

Traditional health practitioners should be regulated, summit says

September 3, 2015
OurHealth   Traditional Medicine  

Traditional health practioners should be regulated say some Northern Cape traditional healers as the Department of Health looks to integrate healers into HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and chronic illnesses programmes.

Herbalists crucial link to health services

Since the 1970s, Soweto’s Ikwezi train station has been abuzz with local herbalists. But after more than three decades into South Africa’s HIV epidemic, traditional healing has changed – and found a new role within the public health system.

Fears drive traditional medicine use during pregnancy

Fears about prolonged labours and enlarged babies’ heads are driving some pregnant women to opt for traditional medicine instead of doctors’ prescriptions – but nurses say it may be a dangerous gamble.

Traditional medicine almost kills baby

When it comes to traditional medicine, some young parents are torn between the advice of nurses and that of their own parents. For one young Mpumalanga mother, this battle of wills almost cost her baby’s life.

MCC rubbishes Ubhejane claims

July 5, 2010
HIV and AIDS   Traditional Medicine  

Ubhejane is not registered with the Medicines Control Council despite such claims in recent newspaper reports.