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4.6 million people, one psychologist: The Central African Republic’s mental health crisis

Meet the Central African Republic’s only practising clinical psychologist

Could you WhatsApp your way to better mental health?

A dearth of mental health professionals is leading some people to get creative about counselling.

Struggle’s fighters are still bleeding

An ex-freedom fighter tells of the psychological damage she brought back with her from exile

We need ‘everything is not OK’ spaces

Iimbali is a space for stories and other narrative-based social analysis.

The trauma caused by violent protests can be acute, but is largely ignored due to the less obvious and unintended consequences

There is not a significant amount of empirical research data that shows the link between violent protest and emotional trauma.

Want to heal society? Look within yourself first

But the mind, like the body, is finite and is only able to think within that finite frame.

​Child abuse can be curbed if the will to keep our children safe is tangibly realised

South Africa is on its way to being a pathfinder country in the realm of preventing violence towards children – but more can and needs to be done.

Marikana widows have to ‘prove’ trauma as the authorities stay mum on compensation

Relatives are going the legal route to try to quantify their pain

Gang violence exposes children to mental instability

Children who are exposed to gangsterism are at greater risk of becoming perpetrators of violence themselves, according to a study in Mannenberg.

Traumatised police ‘need help’

SAPS has 535 trauma counsellors serving 172 000 personnel, meaning that only about 5 000 of them can receive therapy each year.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

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From 23 to 30 November 2020, simply purchase any BMW bearing the number “8” and you could be one of eight lucky people to drive off with R80 000

Introducing Sabinet Judgments

A well-rounded view of reported and unreported judgments supplemented by an advanced system to enable users to rapidly find the information they require

The Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Research and Publication Interventions

The project places emphasis on rolling out a standardised package of occupational health services and mining safety standards across four countries