QUALITIES OF A COMPETENT TRADITIONAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER

  • Good learner

  • Good knowledge of your geographical, geology (understanding soils), culture, history, social, political, economic and general aspects related to your field

  • Sincerity and profoundness (passionate)

  • Hygiene conscious

  • Appearance

  • Mannerism (not intimidating)

  • Easily approachable

  • Openly communicate with all people in all situations

  • Honesty and courageous to recognize own capacity

  • Decisiveness

  • Respect for oneself and others (maintain the ‘Ubuntu’ principle)

  • Loyalty

  • Medico-legal understanding and knowledge

  • Health and Human Rights activist