Journalist. Writer. Researcher. Editor.

Business of uBuntu

This is a 10-minute documentary I worked on and completed in 2009, during my final year of my Bachelor of Journalism degree. My team included Fathima Simjee and Lubabalo Dada. I was the primary cameraman for this project, and did the final sound mastering (I studied sound technology at the Rhodes music department for two years).

Over 1000 South Africans succumb to HIV/Aids related illnesses every day. As such, there are many desperate and dying people in this country, who are vulnerable to exploitation by various agents who practice under the guise of traditional healers. These people make traditional healing a money-making scheme when it should be about uBuntu. After speaking to genuine traditional healers and medical practitioners, we went in undercover to investigate the claims of treating HIV/AIDS made by one of these con-men.

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