Traditional Healers new Proposed Regulations

CRL Rights commission: Traditional Healers/practitioners will demonstrate why they think the new proposed Regulations and the Traditional Healers Practitioners Act (THP) are unrealistic and unworkable

URGENT MEDIA INVITE TO A DIALOGUE WHERE TRADITIONAL HEALERS/ PRACTITIONERS WILL ADDRESS THE QUESTION AS TO WHY THEY THINK THAT THE TRADITIONAL HEALERS PRACTITIONERS ACT NO. 22 OF 2007 AND ITS REGULATIONS ARE UNREALISTIC AND UNWORKABLE

The media is invited to an urgent dialogue where Traditional Healers/practitioners will demonstrate as to why they think that the new proposed Regulations and the Traditional Healers Practitioners Act (THP) are unrealistic and unworkable.

Since the promulgation of the THP Act and Regulations for the sector by the government, some traditional leaders continue to criticize both the Act and the proposed Regulations as unrealistic and unworkable.

In South African, Traditional Healers play a very significant role in the lives of many people that practice and follow African cultural beliefs. It has been reported that there are more than 200,000 traditional healers across the country.

Until recently, Traditional Healers have operated relatively freely from government interference, and many Traditional Healers Organizations have already organized themselves into governing structures.

In 2014, the Traditional Health Practitioners Act was passed by the government to standardize and regulate the affairs of all traditional healers in the country. Late in 2015 additional regulations were published to give effect to the act.

The dialogue will address some of the following critical matters:

§ To establish why the Traditional Healing sector thinks that the regulations and the Traditional Healers Practitioners Act (THP) are unrealistic and unworkable.

§ How to better protect the practitioners and users.

§ How far is the permanent establishment of the Council for Traditional Healers

§ How realistic can the regulations be in terms of costs, training, age and trainers?

Date: 21 September 2018

Venue: CRL Rights commission Boardroom, 33 Hoofd Street, Braampark, Forum 4, Braamfontein

Time: 10h00 – 13h00

Please confirm attendance

For enquiries contact:

Mpiyakhe Mkholo; Mpiyakhem@crlcommission.org.za

011 358 9100 / 083 659 4974

Beverley Mukhavhuli 0723944075/ 011 358 9128 beverley@crlcommission.org.z

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