We've got news for you.

Register on SowetanLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

Sowetan Spirit - food for the soul

Joyous Celebration still hitting the high notes after 25 years

While longevity in the music industry can be hard to achieve, award-winning gospel group Joyous Celebration has proven ...

By Nomvelo Masango

Cultivate spirit of generosity through small selfless acts

Difficulties of the past year have hindered the desire to reach out and help others. Instead, they have built a ...

By Nombuso Kumalo

Anglican Bishop is fighting the good fight

Being one of the first women to be ordained into the priesthood in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa in 1992, the ...

By Nomvelo Masango

Love is a unifying force across religions

Many different religions value and encourage love, but the rules which guide and protect unmarried couples are slightly ...

By Nombuso Kumalo and Nomvelo Masango

Spiritual aspects of weddings also affected by ...

According to statistics published by Stats SA in 2018, the rate of couples choosing to tie the knot by way of a ...

By Nombuso Kumalo and Nomvelo Masango

2020 challenges put stress on everyone's mental ...

It is often said that hard times are life’s greatest teachers, and 2020 has been thorough proof of this.

By Nomvelo Masango and Nombuso Kumalo

Good mental health key at this time

We end the year on a pensive tone with the unpredictability of 2021 dampening any prospect of a happy new year.

By Nombuso Kumalo

Buddhism a faith for all cultures

Buddhism has played a central role in the spiritual, social and cultural life of many throughout the world.

By Nomvelo Masango and Nombuso Kumalo

Traditional Chinese methods offer a holistic approach to healing

    While healing the body may mean taking the correct dosage of prescribed medication for many people, it does not ...

By Nomvelo Masango and Nombuso Kumalo

Repurposing spiritual symbols for modern fashions

The Amathonga cloth (also known as ihiya) holds great spiritual significance for those who believe in, and have a ...

By Nombuso Kumalo and Nomvelo Masango

Find joy through kindness and looking after your wellbeing

Joy is not derived from the gratification that comes with new material objects or a pleasurable outcome.

By Nombuso Kumalo

The Hare Krishna Movement extends message of love and peace

Through the chanting of the Hare Krishna maha mantra, devotees are able to clean their hearts and uplift their ...

By Nomvelo Masango

Mental illness is not a curse and can be treated

Mental health is an important aspect of our overall wellbeing, along with our physical and spiritual health.

By Nombuso Kumalo

Embrace a lifestyle that maintains a good balance

Exercise, balanced diet and positive thinking are crucial for our wellbeing.

By Nombuso Kumalo

Organic living does not have to cost arm and leg

Starting a small garden is a good and cost-effective way to avoid processed food while also being kind to the planet.

By Nomvelo Masango

Mental preparation key when heeding ancestors' call

As many people reject the spiritual after-effects of colonialism and accept their ancestral calling, psychological ...

By Nomvelo Masango

Is there room to balance spiritual gift with career?

From afar the calling to be a traditional healer appears to be burdensome and isolating, but is there room to have a ...

By Nombuso Kumalo

Accepting LGBTQI community within places of ...

For many years, the conversation around the acceptance and inclusion of members of the LGBTQI community within spaces ...

By Nomvelo Masango

Open yourself up to power of acceptance

True acceptance is not about surrendering to your fate. It is a new experience of inner peace and stillness. Acceptance ...

By Nombuso Kumalo

The will to surrender all to God

Former host of Our Perfect Wedding Kayise Ngqula’s tragic story of loss after her husband died in a car crash last year ...

By Nombuso Kumalo

Don't make grief your enemy

Loss can be a very difficult thing to deal with.

By Nomvelo Masango

How to make that traditional healer visit a ...

Visiting a traditional healer for the first time is likely to be an unfamiliar and intimidating experience. Applying ...

By Nomvelo Masango

Sangomas keep abreast of digital trends

Does social media have a place in African spirituality? We ask two YouTube sangomas to share their views.

By Nombuso Kumalo

Christian school helped build the woman I am

Should parents impose their religion onto their children? A former Christian school learner shares her opinion.

By Nombuso Kumalo

'God is important to my culture, and so are ancestors,' says Reverend

From a very young age, Reverend Lithemba Busakwe has embraced his tradition and religion. He believes both have come to ...

By Nomvelo Masango

David Tlale always open to God's design for his life

Renowned fashion designer and devoted child of God David Tlale opens up about how his foundation in Christ has cemented ...

By Nombuso Kumalo

Meditation is good for the mind, body and soul

Meditation has had a positive impact on the lives of many, proving that there is indeed way more to the practice than ...

By Nomvelo Masango

The key to unlocking life's potential

It is safe to say that during the lockdown, the importance of our spiritual health and mental wellness has taken centre ...

By Nombuso Kumalo

Affirmations play a vital part in one’s spirituality, self-love

Affirm yourself and silence the inner critic!

By Nomvelo Masango

Find sources of inspiration to love yourself

Wisdom & Wellness is an organisation founded by entrepreneur and content creator Mpoomy Ledwaba and  is inspired by 3 ...

By Nomvelo Masango

Keep your fellowship experience safe

With warmer weather upon us, more people will be making their way to their respective places of worship. It’s important ...

By Nombuso Kumalo

Women face challenges in religion

For many years, women from different faiths have been subjected to many challenges and much discrimination solely based ...

By Nomvelo Masango

Stretch the stress away through the art of yoga

Escape your busy life for a few minutes and enjoy a guided yoga session to leave you feeling calm and centered

By Nomvelo Masango

Nyaniso Dzedze: 'Black Is King' speaks about the ancestors

SA star explains how "Black Is King" was about ancestors and how he’s embraced his.

By kyle zeeman

Mmabatho Montsho rises to new spiritual realm with film

Joko Ya Hao is one of the most popular Christian hymns that always guarantee a roaring sing-along and goose-bumps.

Emmanuel Tjiya
S Mag Editor-in-chief

BOOK REVIEW | Journey of spiritual learning and awakening

Story of an African woman returning to her roots

By Lebogang Nthongoa

Celebrating African spirituality through dance at this year's National ...

Dance takes center stage this year with pieces that speak to African spirituality.

By Kgomotso Moncho-Maripane

Would you like to comment on this article?
Register (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

Commenting is subject to our house rules.