Efforts to Strengthen and Promote Traditional Medicine

As an effort to strengthen and promote traditional medicine and practice, the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has, in terms of Section 47 read with Section 21 of the Traditional Health Practitioners Act, 2007 (Act No 22 of 2007), and after consultation with the Council, published the regulations for Traditional Health Practitioners in the Government Gazette No 39358, Notice No 1052 of 3 November 2015.

The Department of Health has taken steps towards the official recognition and institutionalisation of African Traditional Medicine by establishing a directorate of Traditional Medicine within the National Department of Health as well as enacting the Traditional Health Practitioners Act, 2007(Act No 22 of 2007) which established the Interim Traditional Health Practitioners Council.

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