Join Now

#Petitions


PETITION #65
27 November 2015 at 18:22 - Posted By: VukaMngoma

Traditional Health Practitioners Regulations Must Fall - #VukaMngoma Campain


1,113

Goal: Unlimited

Date: 08 December 2015

73 People
Agree

On the 3rd November 2015, The Department of Health published the Traditional Health Practitioners Regulations in line with the Traditional Health Practitioners Act of 2007. The Gazetted Regulations stipulate that anyone who wishes to register as a traditional healer must submit an application form to the department as well as fees. Anyone wishing to be a diviner, herbalist, traditional birth attendant or circumciser must undergo training at an accredited institution on with a traditional tutor. Diviners, herbalists and traditional birth attendants must undergo a 12-month training course.

The #VukaMngoma campaign, which includes concerned Traditional Healers and their alliance partners, interested parties and impacted community members who value the benefits of traditional healing and are interesting in preserving our cultural heritage - view the draft regulations as an oppressive attempt to marginalise Afrikan Spirituality by imposing Western rules (without prior consultation) that undermines the role of our Ancestors that guide us. Traditional Healing is not a career and thus cannot be governed by minimum qualifications that have nothing to do with our ancestral calling.

The lack of sufficient prior consultation by the Department of Health and its appointed interim Traditional Healers Council, as well as the subsequent publishing of the Gazette in one language and one medium of access is regarded by #VukaMngoma as a blatant disregard for the opinions of the majority in favour of instructions from an elite minority who, based on what is outlined in the Gazette, clearly do not have the best interests of the majority at heart. The #VukaMngoma is campaign collective that represents the views of the majority of South Africans who will be affected by the implementation of these draft regulations and are therefore presenting this petition on their behalf.

We, The #VukaMngoma Campaign demand the following from the Department of Health and Interim Traditional Healers Council:

• The Department of Health and interim Traditional Council’s Representatives should desist with immediate effect, from intimidating traditional healers and the community in their meetings/workshops to promote the gazette.

• The Department of Health and interim Traditional Council’s representatives should stop presenting false information and dubious methods in an attempt to lobby or entice traditional healers to support the gazette, i.e. collecting signatures and ID numbers for an attendance register when the intent is to register the individuals with the THP council or informing people that the draft regulations are already law.

• The Department of Health will immediately withdraw the draft regulations stipulated in the Gazette with no intend to implement them until the following conditions are met:
- All concerns, grievances and issues highlighted in all the submissions in response to the Gazette are satisfactorily addressed
- All suggestions and proposed solutions stipulated in all the submissions in response to the Gazette are considered and applied.
- The Interim Traditional Healers Council should meet with and conduct information sharing workshops with Traditional Healers in all Provinces.
- Following the above, the Gazette should be published in all official indigenous languages as well as orally to ensure that it is understood by all South Africans.
- The Gazette should also be distributed in manner that would provide the majority of South Africans access to it.
Tags: Traditional Healers, Traditional Health Practitioners Regulations 2015, Minister of Health, Interim Traditional Healers Council, #VukaMngoma Campaign, THP Gazette Must Fall

Sign the Petition! Complete the form below to sign the petition...

Your email address will not be displayed. Petition owner may contact you.

Human check: Slide the arrow right


73
Rathabeng Mogoboya
Down with regulations. # gazette must fall.
72
Anonymous
The Traditional Health Council Must Fall. They know nothing..
71
Anonymous
Angihambisani ne gorverment gazette
70
Bradley Hein
Our Constitution clearly state that citizens of South- Africa have the right to choose their form of treatment and healthcare be it Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, Traditional Medicine or Allopathic Medicine. What puzzles me about our Country is how quickly it is to pass law but when it comes to upholding these very law it's various members and individuals disregarding our Constitution for their own gain and venture. Why is it when herbal medicine are used by pharmaceutical companies and scientists to extract the plants alkaloid or other chemical structure to manufacturer allopathic drugs then herbal and traditional medicine is the first choice. We all know that herbal remedies can't be patented and for this very reason even our Health Minister is not interested in our Indigenous Medical System as there is not to patented as it belong to our African culture and heritage. Amandla!
69
Fikile Vilakazi
Everyone has a right to informed consent. Participation is key in making such a key decision in the country. Why doesn't government get it. You cant impose, you must consult. We are not just healers, we are also thinkers. We can decide. We have an opinion and that opinion matters.
68
Anonymous
Traditional Health Practitioners Regulations must FALL as it undermines our Ancestors
67
Anonymous
#GazetteMustFall
66
lucky maganedisa
65
mapule makhofola
spirit regulates it self
64
Tebogo Pooe
63
Keleabetswe Rabalago
62
Thandi kubheka
#Ohh to hell with new gazette the mister must go and twasa for 12 months ukuthwasa as neê papa n melk tsk
61
Mashila Elsie Langa
Until Priests pay taxes, I will not. I will not disclose my sessions with my patients, that's confidential and I will not break that trust by recording such. #GazetteMustFall
60
Abigail Siziba
The regulations were drafted from an Act which was done without proper consultation. What has education got to do with ubungoma? It clearly shows that the DoH is only pushing their goals without any consideration for isintu.
59
tumi morake
It really must fall phambile ngesintu sethu
58
tumi morake
It really must fall phambile ngesintu sethu
57
Taadi Ruth Modipa
The regulation must fall. Traditional healers have a right to consultation before decisions are made on their behalf.
56
Anonymous
The regulation must fall. Traditional healers have a right to consultation before decisions are made on their behalf.
55
Lebogang Sibeko
Spirituality cannot be regulated
54
Khabonina Mathope
Viva vuka mngoma viva... I'm 110% behind it , isintu sethu masohlonishwe
53
Anonymous
None of these gazzette people/ministers know what it ubungoma,having a calling you have no control over.i feel for them the
52
Anonymous
There's a need to recognise and respect what is ours!
51
Anonymous
I'm supporting the petition hence I'm also a traditional healer
50
Kamo Malatji
These regulations are bogus, they must fall. you cannot regulate something you cant control.
49
dikeledi nkuta
mxm uyahlanya logoverment agasiphanga lamadlozi its our gift nd dd he know unguthi wt we hve to du if we train hmm .
48
dikeledi nkuta
mxm uyahlanya logoverment agasiphanga lamadlozi its our gift nd dd he know unguthi wt we hve to du if we train hmm .
47
Anonymous
Let us fight for what is ours bcoz the calling is not a game but now this goverment want to treat us like we are some kind of puppets, no we have to fight this because is wrong they will create a very big problems between us and our uncestars so let's fight them
46
Lindiwe Matipa
Your gift is a spritual journey chosen for one by his or her guides. It is different for each and every one of us, it not a one size fits all thus I find it demeaning for a girvernment to subscribe to us how should this be done? #VukaMgoma! Oppression of our cutural belief needs to stop.
45
Seretse Molelekwa
Hands off traditional healers.
44
Siri Barker
The Gazette must fall. How will this be regulated? Who will regulate and how will they understand the world of the traditional healers and ancestors. The gazette is too heavily regulated and I cannot believe there will be many people officiating who will do the job with integrity and understanding (if they have not been through twasa and inititation). If the people responsible for this gazette are unable to understand and ask for traditional healer’s input, how will they understand the way of our ancestors? This is not just an issue for traditional healers, but also for our ancestors. What disrespect. We cannot accept this.
43
malebogo mooki
42
Nompumelelo Mashinini
#Gazette must fall. Some people have a choice to become medical doctors. Maybe becacuse of lack of knowledge they say "anyone persons who wish to register as aTHP may do so". ISangoma is not by choice but spiritual calling, a gift. A talent. I ask myself I simple question. If I am not a talented gifted runner. How do I apply to become a runner? How did government come to a conclusion that anyone can "who wish" to became a "THP" can do so.
41
Nompumelelo Mashinini
#Gazette must fall. Some people have a choice to become medical doctors. Maybe becacuse of lack of knowledge they say "anyone persons who wish to register as aTHP may do so". ISangoma is not by choice but spiritual calling, a gift. A talent. I ask myself I simple question. If I am not a talented gifted runner. How do I apply to become a runner? How did government come to a conclusion that anyone can "who wish" to became a "THP" can do so.
40
Nompumelelo Mashinini
#Gazette must fall. Some people have a choice to become medical doctors. Maybe becacuse of lack of knowledge they say "anyone persons who wish to register as aTHP may do so". ISangoma is not by choice but spiritual calling, a gift. A talent. I ask myself I simple question. If I am not a talented gifted runner. How do I apply to become a runner? How did government come to a conclusion that anyone can "who wish" to became a "THP" can do so.
39
Anonymous
My ancestors belongs to me and not government who will tell us how to do our ancestral thing.
38
Anonymous
My ancestors belongs to me and not government who will tell us how to do our ancestral thing.
37
Bandi Miyambo
The Government must withdraw the drafted regulations regarding regulating traditional healers, as traditional healing is a calling.
36
Thembi Maseko
How does the government regulate a spiritual calling, when they do not even understand how it works?
35
Anonymous
The THP Act. Does not adress the needs of the Practitioners. There was no broad consultations. It has to go back to the drawing board. This is westernization of the African culture. This is not acceptable
34
Anonymous
I personally feel that the thp gazette will not work for us as traditional healers, diviners and prophets as the people who drew it do not know how and what our callings and work entail, they have no idea of the spirituality of our tradition and trying to control spirit is impossible as it works as it wishes and how it deems fit cannot be known by those who have no knowledge and experience of the kind of work and gifts that we carry.
33
Anonymous
I personally feel that the thp gazette will not work for us as traditional healers, diviners and prophets as the people who drew it do not know how and what our callings and work entail, they have no idea of the spirituality of our tradition and trying to control spirit is impossible as it works as it wishes and how it deems fit cannot be known by those who have no knowledge and experience of the kind of work and gifts that we carry.
32
Anonymous
I personally feel that the thp gazette will not work for us as traditional healers, diviners and prophets as the people who drew it do not know how and what our callings and work entail, they have no idea of the spirituality of our tradition and trying to control spirit is impossible as it works as it wishes and how it deems fit cannot be known by those who have no knowledge and experience of the kind of work and gifts that we carry.
31
Anonymous
Stand your ure ground nd fight this battle together!!!
30
Anonymous
Government is taking us for granted,we demand respect we see beyond the ordinary its not our fault but a gift from our anscestors...this is not a career that needs to be understood!
29
Sekara Mafisa
We are the indigenous healers of the country - don't tell us what to do, we shall tell you what to do.
28
Ayanda Rapita
The government must respect us.
27
Zoyise Mthskiwana
Uhulumeni akasilalele
26
Bonginkosi Masilela
Fully Supports
25
Mashudu Rambao
24
Mashudu Rambao
23
Barbara Magano
Gazette must fall...Amaandla!!!
22
DipsNokukhanya Nkabane-Goitsemodimo
Government is taking us for a ride, how come they come with this piece of Legislation without consulting Abangoma, its us who knows how things are happening, first of all we were not even consulted...this Gazette must fall, it disadvantages us the gift our own ancestors has passed on to us.
21
Morongwe Bangwa
Forward we go let us fight for our rights. #Gazette must fall
20
Anonymous
19
Anonymous
18
Anonymous
There can me regulations but don't westernize our culture & sprirituality. This regulation is very wrong.
17
Veronica Hamese
Oppression of our cultural beliefs is what has lead africans to be enslaved in their own continent. This gazette was drawn up without involvement of the majority of healers but the minority. It is therefore undemocratic for the minority to even have an input in how we practise our calling. Proper consultation is needed in this matter and this gazette has to be re-drawn with everyone's input taken into consideration.
16
Monique Makoetla
Gazette Must fall......... let us unite and fight for our Calling
15
Anonymous
Gazette must fall
14
Anonymous
Gazette oppresses African Spirituality! Gazette must fall
13
Sibusiso Sibanyoni
Traditional HealerHealers are in total disagreement with this regulationregulations as they go against our belief and culture,traditional healing is not a trade for monetary benefit oor a career but a gift from our ancestors for choosechosen ones only other traditional healers can know if they qualified and can practice,government doesn't have a right to change our cultural practice and beliefs as the constitution narrates.narrates .
12
Sibusiso Sibanyoni
Traditional HealerHealers are in total disagreement with this regulationregulations as they go against our belief and culture,traditional healing is not a trade for monetary benefit oor a career but a gift from our ancestors for choosechosen ones only other traditional healers can know if they qualified and can practice,government doesn't have a right to change our cultural practice and beliefs as the constitution narrates.narrates .
11
Dineo Ndlanzi
10
Nomsa Sibeko
Stop trying to westernise African culture. Let us keep our heritage, don't destroy it!
9
Zamajali Mtsweni
8
Shoni Nekhabambe
7
Anonymous
6
Thato Tshukudu
Amaaandla!
5
Thembi Maluleke
#VukaMngoma we need to protect our calling. The government should have done proper cancellation with the relevant parties and made sure this regulations work for the people not against them.
4
Anonymous
If gorverment wants to know what they are talking about they should come and walk a kilometre in our shoes then draft new regulations
3
Zandi Nkosi
It is about time South African Traditional Healers, their families and patients stand together against this Gazette. As healers we don't mind to be regulated BUT in our own terms. Sorry Mister Minister, this Regulations are not acceptable.
2
Anonymous
The Health Ministry must fall.
1
Anonymous
The Government, especially Health is not managing western health and their facilities and now they want to impose laws for Traditional Healers? The Gazette Must Fall for sure.
comments powered by Disqus