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24 August 2010

The future of traditional healing

80% of the South African population makes use of traditional health practitioners, but still there is little space or tolerance for sangomas and other traditional healers.

Where Western medicine holds sway, there is little space or tolerance for sangomas and other traditional healers.

Regulation would involve the integration of traditional health services into the formal health system, standardisation of traditional health practices, registration of practitioners and formalising the education and training methods for student traditional health practitioners.

 
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