For Koketso every day is Heritage Day as she lives her culture daily

For Koketso every day is Heritage Day as she lives her culture daily

Many people across South Africa practising their heritage has become more of a ceremonial practice than a lived experience.

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For many of us our traditional clothes, foods and music are only seen at special ceremonies like weddings or funerals. learned that Koketso is the exception to the rule and her life is closely linked to her heritage. She is a practising traditional healer and her life is steered by the rituals and rules that define her culture according to

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"When you are a sangoma (traditional healer), you learn everything that has to do with culture and customs. You have to perform rituals like speaking to ancestors,” she explains.

What makes her unique is her age, there are not many teenage traditional healers and most girls her age have become removed from their culture as western norms and practices become part of their lives.

She got her calling at 13 and was not scared, he grandmother had prepared her by instructing her on the Basotho traditions and customs. Finishing her education was just as important to her as her calling and she asked her ancestor's permission to complete her schooling.

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She focuses on her schoolwork during the week and practices as a sangoma on the weekends and holidays.

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