Capitalism: A Mental Illness Generating System

Capitalism: A Mental Illness Generating System

In a country afflicted by endemic violence and social inequality, South Africa is a country in which evolving structural violence continues to perpetuate deep-rooted inequality, poverty and social injustice. The mental health sector is not immune to this and often struggles with the same issues faced on a societal level. Mental health in South Africa [...]

An Open Letter to Black Lives Matter: Why We Need to Pay Attention to Climate Change

An Open Letter to Black Lives Matter: Why We Need to Pay Attention to Climate Change

South Africa condemns the lynching murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department. We extend our deepest sympathy and solidarity to his traumatised family and community. We salute the thousands of Minneapolis residents who have come out in justified  indignation to demand justice for George Floyd. We are part of those protests in every [...]

South Africa’s Masked Epidemic: Gender-Based Violence

South Africa’s Masked Epidemic: Gender-Based Violence

Over the past few weeks, no fewer than 21 women and children have been murdered in South Africa.  As a country, we find ourselves in the midst of not one, but two, devastating epidemics. Gender-based violence in South Africa should be considered as a second pandemic in the country – as serious as the coronavirus. [...]

More Deadly than Covid-19: The Silent Killer

More Deadly than Covid-19: The Silent Killer

South Africa’s economy is dominated by the minerals-energy complex. This has made a highly concentrated economy; one in which wealth and the power to direct development is held by a very few large corporations. The concentration of economic power in South Africa has led to one of the most unequal economies in the world and [...]

Climate Change is a Social Issue

Climate Change is a Social Issue

South Africa  was founded on the genocide of indigenous peoples, slavery, and racism, we need a just transition that protects and cares for the most vulnerable and exploited populations. Climate justice and social justice are inextricably linked. Justice for our planet and justice for all people are two conversations that are important to have, but [...]