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Life Esidimeni: Twitter reacts to apology by suspended head of Gauteng health

2017-12-08 12:35

Suspended head of Gauteng health Barney Selebano has apologised to the families and relatives of patients who lost their lives after forcibly being removed from Life Esidimeni homes.

Moseneke encourages suspended health head to be honest

2017-12-07 17:38

Contradictions in the testimony of suspended head of Gauteng health Barney Selebano have been exposed at the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing.

'It was because of Dr Barnard that my father got a second chance'

2017-12-04 12:45

Growing up, Candice Govender had found it difficult to believe that a heart could be transplanted, as Dr Chris Barnard and his team had done for the first time in 1967.

The dire, depressing state of four Durban public hospitals

2017-11-30 06:43

Four of the largest public hospitals in Durban are crumbling and lacking basic services such as access to water.

Gauteng health department 'wanted to create a crisis'

2017-11-13 20:25

The former president of the South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) has told the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings that he believed the Gauteng department of health wanted to create an "infrastructure crisis".

'I need no subpoena', says Qedani Mahlangu on Life Esidimeni hearing

2017-11-10 15:34

Former MEC for health Qedani Mahlangu has dismissed reports suggesting that she refused to appear before the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing.

Family offered food parcels after losing stepson

2017-11-09 18:41

A distraught woman who lost her stepson in the Life Esidimeni tragedy was offered food parcels after his death, the arbitration hearing has heard.

Two hundred children affected by food poisoning in Mbizana

2017-10-27 14:31

Two hundred children from the Mlindazwe junior secondary school in Mbizana, in the Eastern Cape, are believed to have food poisoning, with many spending the night in hospital.

Life Esidimeni: Family of victim dealt 2nd blow

2017-10-23 14:42

The sister of a Life Esidimeni victim has suffered a second blow, with her niece dying after collapsing on the day the hearings started.

I've been having nightmares - daughter of Life Esidimeni patient

2017-10-20 13:41

The daughter of a Life Esidimeni patient who died at an NGO after she was moved, has said the death of her mother has taken a physical, mental and emotional toll on the entire family.

 

Life Esidimeni: 'Though you say you are remorseful, you have done nothing to show it'

2017-12-07 22:45

Legal Aid advocate Lilla Crous has submitted to the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing that suspended head of Gauteng health Barney Selebano has shown no remorse for his role in the death of over 140 mentally ill patients.

'I was afraid to stand up to Qedani Mahlangu' - suspended head

2017-12-06 16:57

Suspended Gauteng health department head Barney Selebano was scared to stand up to former health MEC Qedani Mahlangu, the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing has heard.

Experts weigh in on matters of the heart in honour of Chris Barnard

2017-12-03 14:12

Surgeons and cardiology experts have gathered in Cape Town to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the world's first heart transplant, and commit to helping 33m people suffering from rheumatic heart disease.

Mentally ill patients received compromised healthcare – assessor

2017-11-15 20:57

A quality assurance assessor an NGO has admitted that she, along with others, compromised the quality of the healthcare provided to mentally ill patients by taking on more patients.

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: Qedani Mahlangu to testify in January

2017-11-10 11:22

Former Gauteng MEC for health Qedani Mahlangu's legal representatives have told the Life Esidimeni hearings that she would be willing to come testify in January 2018.

Doctors protest against armed robberies

2017-10-31 07:17

About 80 private doctors have protested in Port Elizabeth demanding police action against armed robbers targeting their surgeries.

Drinking steel wool and brandy to induce an abortion: 'Why I did it'

2017-10-26 14:49

Despite abortion being legal in SA, many women risk their health by having non-hospital abortions because of the stigma associated with pregnancy termination.

Life Esidimeni victim's sister: 'I cried. I did not believe what I saw'

2017-10-20 15:41

The sister of a Life Esidimeni patient has described the shocking conditions she found her brother's body in after he was transferred to a mortuary, which used to be a butchery.

Life Esidimeni patients loaded like goats into a truck - family

2017-10-19 18:40

The families of two Life Esidimeni patients testified about their painful experience finding out about the death of their loved ones after they were moved without the family being notified.

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