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dc.contributor.advisor Govender, S. Letsoalo Daniel Lesiba
dc.contributor.other Nel, K. A. 2022-05-11T08:08:24Z 2022-05-11T08:08:24Z 2021
dc.description Thesis (Ph. D. (Psychology)) -- University of Limpopo, 2021 en_US
dc.description.abstract Eurocentric literature has contributed towards the understanding of homosexuality for centuries. However, there is very little literature on perceptions of homosexuality from an African perspective. Based on this historical gap, the aim of the current study was to explore Northern Sotho traditional healers’ perceptions of homosexuality in the Capricorn District in Limpopo Province, South Africa. This was with the intention of documenting themes pertinent to Northern Sotho culture regarding homosexuality. Ten (10) participants (7 females and 3 males) were interviewed in the current study and they were selected using snowball sampling. Data was collected using individual face-to-face interviews guided by semi-structured questions and analysed using Thematic content analysis (TCA). The study was underpinned by Afrocentricity. The main themes and sub-themes which emerged from the data analysis were: homosexuality threatens family structure and values; homosexuality is regarded as a taboo and a disgrace; homosexuality and ancestral calling; historical evidence of homosexuality; homosexuality is confusing; homosexuality and western culture; homosexuality and cleansing (mourning process); homosexuality, traditional healing and ancestral calling; homosexuality and initiation schools as well as proposed interventions to curb homosexuality. The results of the study suggest that understanding homosexuality is not consistent with Northern Sotho culture. The study contributes to knowledge and information within Northern Sotho culture and offers suggestions for indigenous knowledge systems (IKS), academic training, policy development and legislation in terms of homosexuality and the indigenous culture. The study also offers guidelines, which health care workers and any other relevant personnel who work closely with homosexuals, should be cognisant of. Furthermore, valuable lessons were also reasoned from the current study in terms of homosexuality and Northern Sotho culture in the area where the research took place. Keywords: Afrocentricity, Culture, Homosexuality, Northern Sotho, Traditional Healer. en_US
dc.format.extent xxvi, 214 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Afrocentricity en_US
dc.subject Culture en_US
dc.subject Homosexuality en_US
dc.subject Northern Sotho en_US
dc.subject Traditional healer en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Homosexuality en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Heterosexuality en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Afrocentrism en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Healers en_US
dc.title Northern Sotho traditional healers perceptions of homosexuality : a study in the Capricorn District in Limpopo Province, South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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