Four years on, a joint hearing into Life Esidimeni deaths is set to be conducted

2020-02-05 11:20

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has acceded to a request by the NPA that a joint hearing be conducted into the Life Esidimeni deaths.

NPA to establish formal inquest into Life Esidimeni deaths

2019-09-17 20:34

Three years after the Life Esidimeni tragedy, the Acting Director of Public Prosecutions in Pretoria, Adv George Baloyi, has referred the docket for a formal inquest.

R300m set aside for Life Esidimeni claimants in Gauteng budget

2019-03-05 15:50

A massive R300m has been set aside for families affected by the Life Esidimeni tragedy who pass a verification process by the Master of the High Court.

Maimane to Life Esidimeni families: 'It was not our intention to hurt you'

2019-01-24 19:26

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says the political party will not rest until there is justice for the families of Life Esidimeni victims.

Disgruntled Life Esidimeni families protest over compensation

2019-01-18 18:32

Apparent delays in compensation payments have led family members of Life Esidimeni tragedy victims to stage a protest outside Gauteng Premier David Makhura's offices.

ANC, DA welcome expanded SIU probe into Life Esidimeni

2019-01-17 14:24

President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed an amended proclamation to broaden the terms of reference of the Special Investigating Unit's probe into the Life Esidimeni tragedy.

Tower Psychiatric Hospital is no Life Esidimeni - health ombudsman

2018-08-23 15:54

Health Ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba has recommended that psychiatrist Dr Kiran Sukeri be suspended, finding that claims he had made about Tower Psychiatric Hospital were 'unreliable'.

Moseneke donates his Life Esidimeni arbitrators fees to UWC's law faculty

2018-04-30 21:50

Former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke has donated the fees he received for chairing the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings to well performing law students at the University of the Western Cape.

Listeriosis outbreak 'like Life Esidimeni'

2018-03-28 21:55

An MP has likened the listeriosis outbreak to the Life Esidimeni tragedy, in which 144 pateints lost their lives.

After Esidimeni, some mental health rules

2018-03-25 06:00

On the eve of the landmark Life Esidimeni arbitration award this week, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi finally gazetted new regulations to keep nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) that look after mental health patients in check.


Life Esidimeni tragedy: Another NGO ordered to pay back the money

2019-10-25 16:22

Another non-governmental organisation linked to the Life Esidimeni tragedy has been ordered by the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to pay back more than R600 000.

DA welcomes court judgment ordering Life Esidimeni NGOs to pay back the money

2019-08-18 13:29

The DA has welcomed a judgment made by the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ordering two non-governmental organisations involved in the Life Esidimeni tragedy to pay back R663 275 to the Gauteng Department of Health.

365 Life Esidimeni claimants still not paid, verification process under way

2019-02-26 19:01

At least 365 victims of the Life Esidimeni tragedy have still not been compensated in line with Justice Dikgang Moseneke's arbitration ruling.

Bosasa, Esidimeni outrage exposes our disengagement

2019-01-22 08:16

There is no agenda against your favourite people. But there is a disengaged citizen who does not react when he or she is first told about a brewing injustice, writes Redi Tlhabi.

WATCH: Angry Life Esidimeni victims' relatives tear down DA billboard

2019-01-17 14:33

Video footage of two men cutting and tearing at the billboard has been circulated on WhatsApp.

Ramokgopa appeals for help to find 21 missing Life Esidimeni patients

2018-11-06 16:06

Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa has asked the public for help in assisting a team from the police and her department to find 21 missing Life Esidimeni patients.

DA playing political football with Life Esidimeni tragedy – Hope Papo

2018-05-14 17:12

ANC Gauteng secretary Hope Papo said says that the DA is trying to use the Life Esidimeni tragedy as a political football, adding that it is frivolous and bad politics to do so.

Life Esidimeni post-mortem reports still outstanding

2018-04-09 13:11

The DA says it is disappointing that some post-mortem reports in the Life Esidimeni tragedy have still not been completed and that missing hospital records are delaying the police investigation.

Esidimeni tragedy was a failure of the duty of care

2018-03-25 06:22

After the release of the arbitration report into the death of 144 mental health patients, Tebogo Khaas asks about the culpability of Life Esidimeni in the whole saga, writes Tebogo Khaas.

'Some of us have decided to leave her be' – DA members on 'powerful' Zille

2018-03-22 17:23

Party insiders and analysts say the controversial behavior of Western Cape Premier and former DA leader Helen Zille places doubt on the effectiveness of the leadership of her successor, Mmusi Maimane.

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