After years of consultations, hard work and dedication to the cause of the ordinary people of our country and respect for indigenous knowledge, and what appeared to be outright sabotage by our competitors, the THO is proud to introduce to you our new look.Our website has been improved to attract new visitors and provide you with all the needed and expected information on both our work and developments within government. Furthermore, we would like to introduce to you our revised mission as:

"THO is an organisation that organises, trains and certifies traditional health practitioners. It fights for member’s rights to practice the tradition of healing. We also assure the values, quality of treatment, efficacy, safety and ethical standards of member practitioners. Empowering healers of Africa to heal the continent".

The primary reason of this space is to enable our friends, far and wide to appreciate the struggles the THO has been engaged in since its formation decades ago. Our organization continues to wage constructive battles against repressive laws and attitudes meant to undermine the essential basics of human rights, of which access to and practice of traditional medicine are fundamental components.

This website hopefully would become a chronicler of events leading to the current status of traditional health practice in our country. For too long policy makers and their implementers have reduced indigenous knowledge to kindergarten and after thought affair. The lobby by pharmaceutical cartels has NEVER been more voracious and wicked than witnessed in the last 15 years of our democratic experience; the cartels sought to seriously destroy the gains made by the THO. The political economy of health allows for pharmaceutical drug peddlers to rubbish the innovations and creativity of traditional health. Our people must remain vigilant to ensure that the sustained attacks by pharma lobbyist are defused, as we seek hard to elevate the beauty that is traditional health. I wish you good health as you comb this space for valuable information and knowledge.

In conclusion, we invite you to join us in welcoming the millions of people who will be visiting the mother land, our ancestry land. let us take great care of them and ensure they take away with them great memories of the people of Africa. SIYANAMUKELA and do feel at home. Amathongo anisikelele!

Re lebogile go etelwa ke wena mo tsatsing la lehono! Thokoza!!

Phephisile Maseko, National Coordinator









Regarding the issue of the payment and information about the workshop please contact Ms.Noma Kgopyana:
tel.: 011 337 61 77 or E-mail:

Here you can download Application Forms.
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Here you can download Character References Forms.
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Invitation to the public from the THO Stakeholder management and Communication Department

As part of improving services offered by healers particularly member practitioners, the organisation has designed a Code of Ethics policy which details how a true healer should practice the art of healing. further to that the organisation has seen it fit to accompany that policy with a complaint form to allow the public that utilise our services to write into us and register their complains formally using this form. Once the form has been completed, we request the public to then Fax to Sphiwe Manana on 011 337 2589 / You may then contact the office to verify if indeed delivered. Do not forget to put up your contact details for further communication.

Here you can download "Complaint Registration Form"
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