Ezolwaluko is a provincial Web platform that serves as database for initiates and traditional surgeons. Ezolwaluko was designed to be an Initiation Watch” that provides citizens with information on whether the traditional surgeons are registered with the Eastern Cape Department of Health or not. On the web platform, Eastern Cape citizens can report illegal traditional surgeons, register to become a traditional surgeon with the Department of Health and report initiates in trouble. Ezolwaluko is provinsionally available in both English and IsiXhosa.

Online presence

Home Organisation

City Press

Other Partners

Code for Africa, Open Data Durban, Eastern Cape Department of Health

Type of organisation responsible for the initiative

Commercial Organisation

Key people

City Press Assistant Editor: Nicki Gules


011 713 9485 / 073 207 2200


Updated: 2018/09/25

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