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Mona Market in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa operates on the third week of every month when traders set up temporary dwellings for the four days. Gary Stafford

Traditional healing in South Africa needs spaces designed for the purpose

Most healers still practice in their houses where there is little privacy. Others use more private backrooms. But these spaces were not designed for the practice of traditional medicine.
The Faraday Muti Market, a popular African traditional medicine market in downtown Johannesburg. Hoberman Collection/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

What South Africa is doing to protect and share traditional medicine resources

Communities who are the custodians of the knowledge associated with African traditional medicinal plants must derive a fair economic return from these natural resources.

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