Sage and screen: Jamie Uys as filmmaker part 2: The Mimosa Films phase, 1966-1996

Jan-Ad Stemmet, Department of History (University of the Free State, RSA). stemmetj@ufs.ac.za This article was written with the gracious co-operation of Dr Boet Troskie (founder: Mimosa Films) and mrs. Mireschen Troskie-Marx (board member: Mimosa Films). Abstract In his career of nearly 50 years, Jamie Uys made more than 40 pictures — feature films, short films, […]

Does the traditional healer have a religious distinctiveness in Modern-day South Africa?

Gabriel Louw*, Andrè Duvenhage** * Gabriel Louw, PhD, DPhil, a psychologist and an emeritus-professor, is a research associate in the Focus Area Social Transformation, Faculty of Arts, Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University, South Africa. His main research interests are healthcare and tertiary education development and management as well as the individual’s Constitutional rights. E-mail: […]

Is the Witchcraft Suppression Act (No 3, 1957) doing an injustice to the neo-pagans in South Africa?

Gabriel Louw*, Andrè Duvenhage** * Gabriel Louw, PhD, DPhil, a psychologist and emeritus-professor, is a research associate in the Focus Area Social Transformation, Faculty of Arts, Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University, South Africa. His main research interests are healthcare and tertiary educational development and management as well as the individual’s constitutional rights. E-mail: profgplouw[at]gmail.com […]

The Traditional Health Practitioners Act (No 22 of 2007): A South African Constitutional Mishap?

Gabriel Louw*, Andrè Duvenhage** * Research Associate, Focus Area Social Transformation, Faculty of Arts, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa ** Research Director, Focus Area Social Transformation, Faculty of Arts, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa Ensovoort volume 36 (2016), number 10: 2. Research Corresponding Author: Prof Dr Gabriel Louw Focus Area 7.2 […]

Is the Traditional Health Practitioners Act (No 22 of 2007) in conflict with the Witchcraft Suppression Act (No 3 of 1957) in present-day South Africa?

Gabriel Louw*, Andrè Duvenhage** * Research Associate, Focus Area Social Transformation, Faculty of Arts, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa ** Research Director, Focus Area Social Transformation, Faculty of Arts, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa Ensovoort volume 36 (2016), number 10: 1. Research Corresponding Author: Prof Dr Gabriel Louw Focus Area Social […]

Is the Witchcraft Suppression Act (No 3 of 1957) a medieval throwback to the Dark Ages for South Africans? Think again!

Gabriel Louw, Andrè Duvenhage Ensovoort volume 36 (2016), number 9: 2. Abstract Background The Witchcraft Suppression Act (Act No 3, 1957) seems to have been totally ignored since 1994 as an old apartheid law by the new political dispensation. The question is: Why is this happening and can the Act can be seen as pre-modern […]

How and why bewitching and wickedness are created and maintained within small, specific segments of the South African population

Gabriel Louw, Andrè Duvenhage Ensovoort volume 36 (2016), number 9: 1. Abstract Background Beliefs in the supernatural are maintained by strengthening the evils which the witch or the bewitched person can do to his or her fellows. This system is perpetuated by the repetition of stories of how the witch may target the individual as […]

Did muthi, ritual and witchcraft murders happen only in the Dark Medieval Ages of South Africa? Think twice!

Gabriel Louw, Andrè Duvenhage Ensovoort volume 36 (2016), number 8: 2. Abstract Background Muthi, ritual and witchcraft murders seem to be inherent pathologies of a certain section of the South African population. Various determinants contribute to the generation and endurance of such behaviour. These murders are part of a bigger picture in which constantly created […]

Do many South Africans still believe today in the supernatural, bad magic, witchcraft, witches and evil demons?

Gabriel Louw, Andrè Duvenhage Ensovoort volume 36 (2016), number 8: 1. Background The main definition of the Traditional Health Practitioners Act (Act No 22, 2007) clearly reveals a mindset, upheld by certain segments of the population as well as official thinking, that the supernatural is real and an important part of their daily life. This belief […]

Resensie: Intieme beeld van Saul Bellow deur sy seun Greg

Johannes Comestor Saul Bellow (1915-2005) het in 1976 die Nobel-prys vir letterkunde ontvang. Oor hom en sy werk is al baie geskryf. Eers onlangs het daar welkome nuwe perspektief gekom toe Bellow se oudste kind sy herinneringe en ‘n ontleding van sy pa se werk gepubliseer het. Ek verwys na Greg Bellow (gebore in 1944) […]