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Updated 05 December 2013

Triumph for traditional healers

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.

In a watershed ruling 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, and that a chef fired for taking leave to complete her training as a traditional healer be reinstated.

Unpaid leave

'Hang up her apron'

Traditional vs. western

Read more about the status of and issues traditional healers face in South Africa.

Picture: Sangoma from Shutterstock

 
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