Undesirable, dehumanised and tortured - expert speaks of Life Esidimeni trauma

2017-11-10 19:07

A clinical psychologist has testified about the severe social stresses and trauma the Life Esidimeni patients would’ve faced.

Life Esidimeni: NGO owner lacked knowledge to care for patients

2017-10-30 20:04

The owner of Anchor Home, one of the NGOs where Life Esidimeni patients were transferred to, has admitted she lacked the knowledge and experience to care for mentally ill patients.

Life Esidimeni: 'Police struggled to get information from health depts'

2017-10-26 17:37

The head of detective services in the South African Police Service has told the Life Esidimeni hearings that a team of investigators he appointed struggled to obtain information from the national and provincial health departments.

Govt made promises to help - NGO with 'appalling' conditions testifies on Life Esidimeni saga

2017-10-19 16:24

The CEO of one of the NGOs where 11 mental health patients died has insisted her institution took care of them, despite a damning report by the health ombudsman saying otherwise.

Emotional day for the families of the victims of Life Esidimeni

2017-10-11 21:59

Families of the patients who died after they were moved from Life Esidimeni to a number of unlicensed NGOs have had to sit through an emotional day as the head of the project continued his testimony and failed to answer why they were moved.

Fallout over the book will get worse

2017-07-30 05:56

The fallout over Vejay Ramlakan’s book documenting the final hours of former president Nelson Mandela’s life is set to get worse.

Jury is in on ANC’s failures

2017-05-21 05:48

In any discussion on the issue of “judicial encroachment” or “judicial overreach”, there is no better place to start than by listening to the words of the erudite Dikgang Moseneke, South Africa’s recently retired deputy chief justice, writes Mondli Makhanya.

#Fees crisis tackled

2017-02-05 06:05

The newly formed National Education Crisis Forum is planning to host a national convention to discuss SA's higher education funding conundrum.

Judiciary can't be highest form of accountability

2016-12-08 17:07

Litigation on political contestations is taking up so much of the court's time and focus, that the socio-economic rights of the marginalised are falling by the wayside, writes Alet Janse van Rensburg.

University symposium honours Justice Dikgang Moseneke

2016-12-07 12:47

Justice Dikgang Moseneke has been honoured for his years of service to the country, "both in the courtroom and beyond its walls".


Life Esidimeni official loses appeal

2017-11-02 17:36

The health ombudsman has dismissed the appeal of one of the Gauteng health officials implicated in the deaths of at least 141 Life Esidimeni patients.

I violated my duties 'by ignorance' - suspended official at Life Esidimeni hearing

2017-10-27 18:24

The suspended chairperson of the Gauteng Mental Health Review Board has admitted during her testimony at the Life Esidimeni hearings that she failed to fulfil her fiduciary duty.

Gruesome images ‘unparalleled’

2017-10-22 06:00

Phumzile Motshegwa found her brother’s body in a pile of corpses in an eerie mortuary after hunting for days for his whereabouts, the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing heard this week.

Shocking increase in Life Esidimeni patient deaths could still escalate

2017-10-15 06:00

'Oh my goodness!' This was how former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke reacted to news that the number of former Life Esidimeni patients who had died by the end of last month had increased from 118 to 141.

Life Esidimeni project head apologises to families

2017-10-11 16:05

Levy Mosenogi, the head of the project which saw 118 Life Esidimeni patients die, has apologised to the families after his testimony before the arbitration hearing.

Moseneke to lead Life Esidimeni tragedy mediation

2017-07-21 11:38

Retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke has been appointed to lead mediation between the government and the loved ones of the Life Esidimeni victims, the Gauteng provincial government has confirmed.

Moseneke issues stern warning on transformation

2017-02-27 17:46

No amount of pleading will create transformation and SA needs people with the guts and balls to build something, says former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke.

Nkandla judgment exemplary of ConCourt - Moseneke

2017-01-28 23:01

The Constitutional Court judgment on Nkandla was meant as a lecture on what kind of president the country hoped for, former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke says.

Transformation duty of state, not Constitution - Moseneke

2016-12-08 06:08

The Constitution was never meant to be an action plan for transformation and equalising society remains the duty of the state, says former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke.

New children’s hospital is proof that SA is on a good path - Moseneke

2016-12-02 21:33

The new state-of-the-art children’s hospital built in memory of former president Nelson Mandela is proof that South Africa is on a good path, former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke says.

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