Southern Sotho: Theme 9 - The human body and wellness

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South African docters are very well qualified and there are excellent hospitals in South Africa, whether private or provincial. Sesotho people either visit a Western docter or a traditional docter. In the traditional Sesotho culture the ngaka heals people. The ngaka utilises an extensive knowledge of herbs, treebark, grasses, etc. inherited from previous generations to cure his patients.

When going to a traditional docter, it may be useful to know different body parts when you want to express what illness you are suffering from.