During their initiation to become sangomas, women chant and dance in their hut. They had 6 months of intense training - learning about traditional herbal medicine, divination, counselling and performing humbling service in the community. Sangomas are an essential thread in the rich cultural fabric of South Africa. Traditional healing has a long history in Africa, with an estimated 200,000 traditional healers in South Africa alone. Often tribal people will use them as their first port of call instead of seeking medical attention.