Dakalo Molope, known for her role as Motshabi on Scandal, recently underwent a significant life change. Eight months ago, she embarked on a journey to attend an initiation school and complete ukuthwasa in order to become a sangoma. Balancing school, work, and initiation school was challenging for her, but she embraced her unique calling and accepted that she was different from other teenagers.
It all started when Dakalo began experiencing visions, nightmares, and other physical symptoms. Initially, her mother found it difficult to accept, given her young age of sixteen. However, after witnessing the impact on Dakalo’s school grades, health, and well-being, her mother realized the seriousness of the situation and began researching to understand more about her child’s calling.
In 2021, Dakalo recognized that she had a calling and followed the guidance of her forefathers. She spent nine months at a Gobela’s house, considering it a transformative experience rather than abuse. Before fully accepting her calling, Dakalo took time to meditate and reflect on how she could make a difference and change perceptions surrounding this spiritual path.
Now, as a graduated sangoma, Dakalo feels a sense of fulfillment and renewed drive in her work. She believes that the world is ready for her after the guidance she received during her homecoming ceremony. She is grateful for the unexpected support from people she never thought would accept or understand her journey, including those she didn’t consider her friends.
Steps to Migrate to Canada: A Guide to Permanent Immigration
Note: A Visitor’s Visa does not lead directly to permanent migration in Canada. However, there are alternative immigration programs available for individuals seeking permanent settlement.
1. Determine your eligibility: Begin by researching and assessing your eligibility for Canadian immigration programs. Consider programs such as Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), or other categories based on your qualifications, skills, work experience, or family connections.
2. Choose the right immigration program: Select the immigration program that best suits your qualifications and circumstances. Each program has distinct criteria and requirements, so choose wisely.
3. Gather documentation: Prepare the necessary documents, including valid passports, educational certificates, work experience letters, language proficiency test results (e.g., IELTS), and other supporting documents required by your chosen immigration program.
4. Submit your application: Submit a complete and accurate application to the designated Canadian immigration authority or program. Pay the required fees and follow the application instructions carefully.
5. Wait for a decision: After submitting your application, patiently wait for the processing time to receive a decision. The timeframe can vary depending on the program and other factors.
6. Attend interviews and medical examinations: If requested, participate in interviews or undergo medical examinations as part of the immigration process.
7. Obtain a work permit (if applicable): If your approved immigration program requires a work permit, apply for it separately. This will enable you to work in Canada while your permanent residency application is being processed.
8. Receive permanent residency: Upon approval, you will receive confirmation of your permanent residency status. Follow any further instructions provided by the immigration authorities.
9. Settle in Canada: Once you obtain permanent residency, make necessary arrangements to relocate to Canada. This may include finding housing, applying for health insurance, and acquainting yourself with Canadian society.
Important Note: Ensure you consult official government websites or seek advice from qualified immigration consultants or lawyers to have the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding Canadian immigration procedures and requirements.
Remember, each individual’s immigration journey is unique, and seeking professional guidance can greatly assist you in navigating the process successfully.