Welcome to Prof Hlati, the one and only

WELCOME to the official website of Prof. S.M Hlati. The year 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of dedicated and selfless service to the traditional health practice. Prof. Sylvester Mkwambani Hlati was born in the year 1951, he is currently residing in Polokwane. Prof. Hlati is a traditional health practitioner who graduated in 1982. After 30 years of service to the African traditional health, Prof. S.M Hlati positioned himself as the pioneer of sustainable trends and practices in the sector.

He is a effective communicator, mentor and leader that took traditional health practice a step further through awareness campaigns on HIV-Aids, ritual killings and moral regeneration.


Prof. S M Hlati with the Minister of Science & Technology, Mme Naledi Pandor during an outreach for the promotion of Indigenous Knowledge Systems.

Between the years 2001-2002 he was a board member at Malamulele Hospital, in the year 2003 – 2004 he travelled to Central Africa and Europe where to conduct researches on traditional medicine. In the year 2007 and in 2008 he represented the Limpopo Traditional Health Practitioners during a meeting with the country's President Mr Jacob Zuma at Bolivia Lodge.


Prof. S M Hlati performing the blessing rituals on President Jacob G Zuma during the interactive outreach at Bolivia in Polokwane.