KwaZulu-Natal

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Zulu girls ready for market

Zulu girls ready for market

Zulu women

Zulu women

Makhosi Fourie

Special herbs wre given to her to drink for deep cleansing and further cleansing took place in the river.

Makhosi Fourie

On the day of Makhosi Fourie's graduation she was taken down to the river before sunrise.

Makhosi Fourie

The preparation and sacrifice of the lamb was carried out the night before.

Makhosi Fourie

Traditionally the men and women sit separately at all social levels.

Makhosi Fourie

A shoba is a symbol of a diploma as a traditional doctor. 

Makhosi Fourie

Makhosi spoke in unison as positive confirmation, by other sangomas, as acknowledgement of what the speaker is saying.

Sangomas sharing feelings

All sangomas share their feelings of joy and appreciation of their cultural peers joining forces with their ancestors.

Makhosi Fourie in an altar

The altar behind Makhosi Fourie is prepared where all clothing belonging to her is kept.

Makhosi in white robe

The white robe is edged with gilt which symbolizes unlimited abundance.

The white robe

The white robes which are worn by Makhosi Fourie during graduation is symbol of purity and abundance.

Makhosi Fourie

Makhosi Fourie. The meaning of Makhosi is Sngoma sometimes known as traditional doctor.

Zulu couple

Zulu couple

Zulus at the kraal

Zulus at the kraal

Zulu man and his two wives

Zulu man and his two wives

Zulu woman

Zulu bride well adorned 

Zulu young men

Zulu young men

Zulu girl

Zulu girl

The beauty of the kraal; Zulu woman sleeping in the hut

Zulu woman sleeping in the hut

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