Archive for SOAHA Articles

Contextual Family Healing (Therapy)

Umsamo’s Centre for Family Contextual Healing / Therapy : Explained Introduction We live in an age of anxiety, fear of violence and questioning of fundamental values. Confidence in traditional values is being questioned and challenged. We all go to healers of various kinds because of problems we are experiencing in our daily lives not knowing […]

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Forthcoming Book – Umsamo – Idwala Laphakade

SOAHA is proud to announce our new forthcoming book, titled Umsamo – Idwala Laphakade (Izolo Nakuthangi). This book is an informative and empowering resource that will cover various topics on  Zulu Culture, Tradition, Values  and Wisdom. The book will be published in May 2016. Keep an eye on our website for updates regarding this forthcoming […]

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Our SMS Line

Our new SMS line is now open and operational. If you would like to make urgent enquiries, kindly send your SMS to our premium SMS number  33903 . Thank You.

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The School of EMlambomunye

Isigodlo SaseMlambomunye  (The School of EMlambomunye) IsiGodlo SaseMlambomunye, (School of uMlambomunye) is under Umsamo Institute and South African Healers Association. This School (Isigodlo) is mainly for African Healing, Counseling and advice on African and Traditional Wisdom and Values. We are a school (isigodlo) that works through Dreams and Visions ( Amaphupho nemibono). All what we […]

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Africa’s Two Worlds of Healing : Their Challenges

Introduction The Western medical healing originated from Africa, from the Nile Valley, i.e., Ancient Egypt, and was stolen by Greeks to Europe. The literature is rich on this. What the West copied from our ancient Egypt is now presented as a Western knowledge and wisdom, and our African indigenous knowledge systems have been inferiorised. Therefore, […]

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Umsamo : The Global Initiative

                      “Prof Velaphi Bhedlindaba Mkhize presents  on KZN Capital 104 a community  Radio Station between 13h00-15h00 under the programme title: Umsamo: The Global Initiative. The programme is presented on both English and IsiZulu.  Those in KZN can tune in  and outside the province can  listen […]

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About The Founder

Dr. Velaphi Victor Otty (VVO) Mkhize Victor Velaphi Mkhize (widely known as VVO) is the great great grand-child of LuPhuzi – who was a renowned person at the uMlambomunye farm outside Pietermaritzburg. LuPhuzi had three wives, MaMadondo, MaKokoza, and MaMavethe. Velaphi is from the senior wife, uNdlunkulu MaMadondo. Velaphi’s family moved to Encwadi Mission in […]

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Umsamo – Synopsis

UMSAMO: THE NEW AFRICAN BUSINISS LITERACY (Business Book) Publisher: Knowledge Resources Synopsis In the new South Africa, post 1994, the ANC government introduced Affirmative Action, which had been long advocated by the Black Management Forum of the 70’s. Black Economic Empowerment became the issue of the day together with the Empowerment of Women.  Meanwhile South […]

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Amathongo – The Living Spirits

Luisah Teish, author of the book Jambalaya, states “As we walk upon the Earth, our feet press against the bones of the Ancestors on whose shoulders we stand.” This is the most powerful statement about the Ancestors, whom we call Amathongo (plural of Ithongo) in the IsiZulu Language. Sometimes we refer to these people as […]

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