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COVID-19 South Africa

As of 23 March, the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) and private laboratories have conducted a total of 12 815 tests. 402 tests have confirmed positive for COVID-19. The public has been advised to self-isolate if exhibiting symptoms of COVD-19. The Department of Health has urged those showing symptoms of COVID-19, who have also been in contact with a person who has tested positive, to first use primary healthcare channels, either local clinics or GPs, for referral to specialised units dealing with COVID-19 testing and treatment. No fatalities have been reported yet.

The Birth of the Public Pagan Movement in South Africa

DAMON LEFF. In honour of Pagans (Witches, Wiccans, Druids, Asatruans, Shamans and Magicians) who have dedicated their time and energy towards the birth and evolution of the public Pagan movement in South Africa, I offer, in perfect love and perfect trust, a libation of blessing to your continued well-being. May all Pagans and Paganism in South Africa thrive and prosper in peace.

Witchcamp 2019

Coven of the Crossroads presents Witchcamp 2019. Friday 1 November 2019 – Sunday 3 November 2019 – Ja-Kaja-West Ecovillage in Elandsfontein, Pretoria. Join us for spiritual workshops, drumming, esoteric stalls and a Beltain ritual.

Album Review: Persephone by Wendy Rule

Wendy Rule refers to her 8th major album, Persephone, as her “most important album to date”. Fans, both longtime and new, are taken on a journey from life, death, and life again as they follow Rule’s retelling of the popular and timeless myth of the earth goddess Demeter and her maiden daughter, Kore who becomes Persephone.

Power over, or power with? The Pagan leadership debate.

I am fundamentally opposed to a national governing body for South African Paganism. It is my opinion that all we collectively need, as an existing religious community, is to be welcomed, supported and encouraged by each other, to do exactly what we are motivated to do. We do not need to be corralled, and we don’t need to be led. We need to be allowed to exist on our own terms.

No white genocide in South Africa!

Racism cannot be policed away; it must be socialized out of our communities. That process must start with identifying falsehoods and exposing those who perpetuate those falsehoods in order to foment separatism and divisiveness in our shared communities. There is no white genocide in South Africa!