Mental Health

Let’s talk about workplace racism

It cannot be that, 25 years after democracy, young black professionals still have to deal with racism. We owe it to the next generation of young black professionals to expose even the subtlest forms of discrimination and racism

Drought, depression and decolonisation

The Eastern Cape government recently declared the province a drought disaster area. And as the climate crisis worsens, so does our mental health

Are universities pathologising student issues?

Conventional therapy is relied on when social and peer-to-peer interventions may be the answer

How do we support teachers’ mental health?

It's vital for those who safeguard the wellbeing of learners at every level to be happy and healthy themselves

Mental healthcare must back peace efforts

Examples from Rwanda and Sierra Leone can be incorporated into transitional justice frameworks

‘Manning up’  fuels male anxiety

The stigma of mental health disorders stops men from seeking help, often resulting in the adoption of destructive coping mechanisms

Why I support active euthanasia

People’s morality, religion or culture should not override other people’s right to end their lives

Disorders don’t discriminate

Dangerous eating habits associated with young women can affect all races and, increasingly, men

Game to deal with a disorder

A girl from Lenz became a game designer and has made waves globally with her after HOURS

When climate & health collide: SA’s policy doesn’t have the teeth — or the money

The health department is bracing itself for a perfect storm when climate change and our over-stretched health system collide. But is it doing enough?

Could this drug one day come out of the club and onto your therapist’s couch?

Ecstasy users are more empathetic than those who take other drugs – even when not on it.

“An African man like me depressed?” Why representation matters in the movies

The continent’s largest film industry has been getting mental health all wrong with dangerous consequences. Now, that’s changing.

Latest

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it