Makhosi

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Makhosi Fourie

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

Makhosi Fourie

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

Makhosi Fourie

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

Makhosi Fourie

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

Makhosi Fourie

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

Makhosi Fourie

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

Makhosi Fourie

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

Makhosi Fourie

Young sangomas, 11 years and 16 years.

Makhosi Fourie

Master of ceremonies talking to makhosi Fourie daughter

Makhosi Fourie

Sangomas sharing and thanking all ancestors of every sangomas.

Makhosi Fourie

Sangomas sharing and thanking ancestors.

Makhosi Fourie

Young sangomas learning about the older sangomas

Makhosi Fourie

Sangomas head gear, note the beadwork

Makhosi Fourie

11 year old sangoma

Makhosi Fourie

Sngom dancing also known as Gieta.

Makhosi Fourie

Dancing, working the dance to the clapping and beating with the drums

Makhosi Fourie

Clapping and beating on the drums. to the sangomas dancing.

Makhosi Fourie

The beads worn on head is coronation as a traditional doctor, and it is recognised as an honour to be able to wear this head dress.

Makhosi Fourie

The black hat is meeting western systems of academic graduation for health practioners.

Makhosi Fourie

Ngaka-ngaka. thanking all ancestors of every sangomas ancestors who are present.

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