Healthcare Trends 2018

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The real reason why Gauteng doesn't want to pay up for #LifeEsidimeni

The Gauteng provincial government's resistance to paying constitutional damages to the families who lost their loved ones in the Life Esidimeni tragedy, may be tied to the fear of accepting greater responsibility...

By Nelisiwe Msomi 12 Feb 2018

#LifeEsidimeni: Gauteng health department gave NGO Precious Angels R1m, Barbara Creecy says

Precious Angels, the most deadly nongovernmental organisation (NGO) in the Life Esidimeni saga, received R1m from the Gauteng department of health.

By Katharine Child 31 Jan 2018

Building an effective mental health defence force to serve SA communities

While there may be some resources directed at clinical and medical treatment for mental health issues, the question is what are we doing when it comes to the proactive prevention and the promotion of mental health at the community level?

25 Jan 2018

#LifeEsidimeni: What Qedani Mahlangu's testimony may mean for David Makhura

Former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu may have withheld information from provincial politicians, including mounting complaints about conditions at the deadly NGOs that housed state mental health patients...

24 Jan 2018

#CreativeMorningsCT: TNW's Linda Mertens on mental health, the role of creatives and top 2018 trends

Linda Mertens from The Next Web (TNW) on having an open, educated and inclusive conversation about mental health, the role of creatives in this ever-evolving technological world and top trends for 2018...

By Juanita Pienaar 20 Dec 2017

Facebook trains artificial intelligence to spot suicidal signs

Facebook earlier this week said it was stepping up the use of artificial intelligence to identify members of the leading social network who may be thinking of suicide...

30 Nov 2017

Swimming with dolphins in virtual reality to aid disabled

Swimming with wild dolphins is something most can only dream of, and jumping into pools with captive animals has become increasingly controversial with environmentalists condemning it as cruel...

21 Nov 2017

Health honcho does duck

The suspended head of Gauteng Health, who said he would fall on his sword for his role in the Esidimeni tragedy, is now trying his best to avoid testifying at arbitration hearings into the deaths of at least 118 mentally ill patients.

By Katharine Child 9 Nov 2017

Former health MEC Qedani Mahlangu found at UK varsity

Former Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu is studying for her second MBA at the University of Bedfordshire in London...

By Katharine Child 6 Nov 2017

More than a gut feeling - the link between PTSD and microbes

Not everyone who goes through a painful event will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD)...

30 Oct 2017

#LifeEsidimeni: How good people come to do very bad things

Arbitration reveals the skeletons in the Gauteng health department's closet culture that gave rise to 141 deaths and continues to thrive...

By Laura Lopez Gonzalez 20 Oct 2017

#LifeEsidimeni: Former Gauteng health MEC Mahlangu visited deadly Cullinan NGOs

A social worker from one of the three Cullinan care facilities responsible for the deaths of at least 25 mental health patients says their lives could have been saved..

By Nelisiwe Msomi & Laura Lopez Gonzalez 17 Oct 2017

#MentalHealthAwarenessDay: Changing the way care is accessed

Recent studies show that over 17-million people in South Africa are dealing with anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, PTSD and mood disorders...

10 Oct 2017

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A capital of knowledge

How does a nation get ahead in the global economy if its landmass and population size is small? Although I hadn't thought much about it previously, an article in the Times of Malta made me think of my newly adopted homeland rather differently. The answer is to position yourself as a player in the knowledge economy.

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 2 Mar 2018

How Nuvus is using its business experience to shake the medical marijuana industry up

With almost 30 states having legalised the growth, sale and usage of marijuana for medicinal, recreational or both purposes, it is clear that the tide has turned in favor of a complete legalisation at state and federal levels within the coming years. Expectedly, there has been a boom in interest in in the industry, both from the commercial and scientific perspectives.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 31 Jan 2018

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