Does the traditional healer have a religious distinctiveness in Modern-day South Africa?

Gabriel Louw*, Andrè Duvenhage** * Gabriel Louw, PhD, DPhil, a psychologist and an emeritus-professor, is a research associate in the Focus Area Social Transformation, Faculty of Arts, Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University, South Africa. His main research interests are healthcare and tertiary education development and management as well as the individual’s Constitutional rights. E-mail:… Continue reading Does the traditional healer have a religious distinctiveness in Modern-day South Africa?

Is the Witchcraft Suppression Act (No 3, 1957) doing an injustice to the neo-pagans in South Africa?

Gabriel Louw*, Andrè Duvenhage** * Gabriel Louw, PhD, DPhil, a psychologist and emeritus-professor, is a research associate in the Focus Area Social Transformation, Faculty of Arts, Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University, South Africa. His main research interests are healthcare and tertiary educational development and management as well as the individual’s constitutional rights. E-mail: profgplouw[at]gmail.com… Continue reading Is the Witchcraft Suppression Act (No 3, 1957) doing an injustice to the neo-pagans in South Africa?

The Traditional Health Practitioners Act (No 22 of 2007): A South African Constitutional Mishap?

Gabriel Louw*, Andrè Duvenhage** * Research Associate, Focus Area Social Transformation, Faculty of Arts, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa ** Research Director, Focus Area Social Transformation, Faculty of Arts, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa Ensovoort volume 36 (2016), number 10: 2. Research Corresponding Author: Prof Dr Gabriel Louw Focus Area 7.2… Continue reading The Traditional Health Practitioners Act (No 22 of 2007): A South African Constitutional Mishap?

Is the Traditional Health Practitioners Act (No 22 of 2007) in conflict with the Witchcraft Suppression Act (No 3 of 1957) in present-day South Africa?

Gabriel Louw*, Andrè Duvenhage** * Research Associate, Focus Area Social Transformation, Faculty of Arts, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa ** Research Director, Focus Area Social Transformation, Faculty of Arts, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa Ensovoort volume 36 (2016), number 10: 1. Research Corresponding Author: Prof Dr Gabriel Louw Focus Area Social… Continue reading Is the Traditional Health Practitioners Act (No 22 of 2007) in conflict with the Witchcraft Suppression Act (No 3 of 1957) in present-day South Africa?

Is the Witchcraft Suppression Act (No 3 of 1957) a medieval throwback to the Dark Ages for South Africans? Think again!

Gabriel Louw[ref]Research Associate, Focus Area 7.2 Social Transformation , Faculty of Arts, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa[/ref], Andrè Duvenhage[ref]Research Director, Focus Area 7.2 Social Transformation, Faculty of Arts, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa[/ref] Ensovoort volume 36 (2016), number 9: 2. Abstract Background The Witchcraft Suppression Act (Act No 3, 1957) seems… Continue reading Is the Witchcraft Suppression Act (No 3 of 1957) a medieval throwback to the Dark Ages for South Africans? Think again!

How and why bewitching and wickedness are created and maintained within small, specific segments of the South African population

Gabriel Louw[ref]Research Associate, Focus Area 7.2 Social Transformation , Faculty of Arts, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa[/ref], Andrè Duvenhage[ref]Research Director, Focus Area 7.2 Social Transformation, Faculty of Arts, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa[/ref] Ensovoort volume 36 (2016), number 9: 1. Abstract Background Beliefs in the supernatural are maintained by strengthening the… Continue reading How and why bewitching and wickedness are created and maintained within small, specific segments of the South African population

Did muthi, ritual and witchcraft murders happen only in the Dark Medieval Ages of South Africa? Think twice!

Gabriel Louw[ref]Research Associate, Focus Area 7.2 Social Transformation , Faculty of Arts, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa[/ref], Andrè Duvenhage[ref]Research Director, Focus Area 7.2 Social Transformation, Faculty of Arts, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa[/ref] Ensovoort volume 36 (2016), number 8: 2. Abstract Background Muthi, ritual and witchcraft murders seem to be inherent… Continue reading Did muthi, ritual and witchcraft murders happen only in the Dark Medieval Ages of South Africa? Think twice!

Do many South Africans still believe today in the supernatural, bad magic, witchcraft, witches and evil demons?

Gabriel Louw[ref]Research Associate, Focus Area Social Transformation , Faculty of Arts, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa[/ref], Andrè Duvenhage[ref]Research Director, Focus Area Social Transformation, Faculty of Arts, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa[/ref] Ensovoort volume 36 (2016), number 8: 1. Background The main definition of the Traditional Health Practitioners Act (Act No 22,… Continue reading Do many South Africans still believe today in the supernatural, bad magic, witchcraft, witches and evil demons?