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?

Sangoma of the silver screen: Jamie Uys as film maker 1950–1964

Dr. Jan-Ad Stemmet, Department of History, University of the Free State This article was written with the gracious co-operation of Dr Boet Troskie (founder: Mimosa Films) and Mrs. Mireschen Troskie-Marx (board member: Mimosa Films). Abstract It would be no exaggeration describe Jamie Uys as one of the most important role players in the development of… Continue reading Sangoma of the silver screen: Jamie Uys as film maker 1950–1964