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Eskom appointed a new interim chairperson this week — board member Professor Malegapuru Makgoba. Makgoba is not a new face. He...

Whatever happened to the doctors & nurses involved in the #LifeEsidimeni tragedy

These health workers presided over one of the deadliest tragedies since the dawn of democracy. Find out why they can still practice.

72 hours to care: The precarious road to psychiatric help

For many people with severe mental illnesses, these special wards can be a lifeline and the first step to care — if they can get there.

Mahlangu and Hlongwa to remain members of ANC Gauteng PEC

​Embattled ANC Gauteng leaders Qedani Mahlangu and Brian Hlongwa are to remain members of the party's PEC, the ANC in the province said

Hlongwa, Mahlangu remain on high-level ANC body despite ban on public office

Read the ANC Gauteng executive committee statement on embattled former health MECs Brian Hlongwa and Qedani Mahlangu as well as former Emfuleni mayor.

One year on: Relive SA’s historic Life Esidimeni arbitration

The deaths of at least 144 mental health patients shook SA to its core and led to a historic arbitration that lasted more than 40 days.

People are still being shackled and tortured for living with this disease

The Life Esidimeni tragedy makes headlines again in a new global report.

Read the health ombud’s full report into alleged abuse at Tower Psychiatric Hospital

The Eastern Cape's Tower Hospital was billed as the country's next "Life Esidimeni".

This man blew the lid off the #LifeEsidimeni tragedy. Read what it taught him.

When we got our independence, we did not ask ourselves what kind of ethics this new country needed. SA’s health ombud reflects on his first big case.

How many doctors and nurses will lose their licenses over #LifeEsidimeni?

The nation's nursing body says one official has been hauled before it.

​READ: #LifeEsidimeni families shocked and outraged at the re-election of Mahlangu

Former Health MEC ​Qedani Mahlangu is implicated in deadly mismanagement but still survives to be elected into the Provincial Executive Committee.

Mahlangu, Hlongwa elected to top Gauteng ANC body

The pair continues to survive politically despite being implicated in deadly mismanagement and graft during their tenures as Gauteng health MECs.

Gauteng health department unable to trace 20 #LifeEsidimeni patients

Three years later, almost a dozen patients are still missing.

DA to table motion of no confidence in Premier Makhura

The party has blamed the premier for the 144 Life Esidimeni patients who lost their lives

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