"I have been able to embrace it [the calling] because I have been able to identify what causes our young people to move away from it, and that required me to move into indigenous knowledge system of consultancy, and cultural activism, not just ub'ngoma, so I can try and bring that issue to the fore," Makhubedu explained.
Amid calls for decolonisation of the education system and getting the land back, Makhubedu says black youths have realised that the issue of not having land has negatively impacted on their ability to be economically free. Thus it should follow that not having
land would also affect them spiritually.
"In order to be able to practise your spirituality you must be in an environment which is advantageous," he said.
Makhubedu believes that he is fighting a new struggle, one of helping people practise their cultural traditions on African soil.
"I feel that the work that I do, firstly by having answered my calling and embracing my ubungoma as inyanga, I am living up to that very same premise that was made by the youth of 1976," he said.