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Title:The Mother of Cancele
Author:Becken, Hans-Jurgen
Periodical:Journal of Religion in Africa
Geographic terms:Transkei
South Africa
Subjects:African Independent Churches
African religions
faith healing
Religion and Witchcraft
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/1581436.pdf
Abstract:The pilgrimage is a phenomenon of growing importance in African traditional religion, at least in Southern Africa. This phenomenon is common in the life of many African Independent Churches. For instance, the annual pilgrimage of the Nazaretha Church of Shembe in South Africa to the Holy mountain Nhlangakazi. Hardly any attention however has been paid to the fact that pilgrimages have become a prominent feature also in African traditional religion again. The purpose of this paper is to remedy this shortcoming by presenting a contemporary popular pilgrimage of Blacks in Southern Africa, centred around an indigenous healer, Mrs Nomapuleti Florah Ludlolo (née Radebe) of Cancele, Transkei, who is famous as the 'Mother of Cancele'. Notes.