South Africa: the brand new generations of Sangomas

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Conventional medicines retain a distinguished place on the continent, and the WHO not too long ago inspired analysis into this observe, whereas the epidemic has revived the controversy about their effectiveness.

In South Africa, many sufferers flip to “sangomas”, these healers-fortune tellers who talk with their ancestors. However their identify typically evokes the picture of an previous girl in her distant hut practising witchcraft. Charlatans don’t hesitate to abuse false ads and false guarantees and additional harm their picture.

Nevertheless, many younger individuals at the moment are turning into practitioners and don’t hesitate to vary traditions. By multiplying the usage of social networks, blogs, Youtube channels or by pursuing different careers in parallel, they don’t hesitate to problem the concepts obtained.