Mental Health

Wits Engineering Student Dies After Fall From Braamfontein Building

A male mining and engineering student from Wits University passed away on Thursday night following a fall from a building in Braamfontein. According to...

Five ways black bodies resisted conforming to old white traditions in...

The year of asinavalo has come with nothing short of dololo chill. Black bodies have resisted assimilation and conformity with white traditions in various...

Five reasons Linkin Park’s music matters

There’s this wonderful thing about music; it provides a sense of community. You listen to it and you feel like someone, somewhere gets you....

Life Esidimeni: The forgotten people of South Africa’s healthcare system

There was once a time when people thought mental illness was demonic possession. Priests used to perform exorcisms, in which the supposedly possessed person...

Why Nomzamo Mbatha Gives Us All The Feels

You might know Nomzamo Mbatha as the actor who won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as...

Rhodes University Students Mourn The Death Of Khensani Maseko

Students at Rhodes University are mourning the death of third year law student, Khensani Maseko. Maseko was allegedly raped by her then-boyfriend in May...

Life Esidimeni Families To Receive R1.2 Million In Compensation

Family members of the Life Esidimeni victims will receive R1.2 million in equitable financial compensation, the Arbitration led by former deputy chief justice Dikgang...

Dear Qedani Mahlangu: what have you done to our people?

There’s an oppressive nature about the heat in Atteridgeville as we drive in on Wednesday afternoon. It’s dry and dense, and opening a window...

On madness and mental health – “People have different ways of...

The Time of the Writer festival kicked off this week, and this year's theme is "Decolonising the book". Dana Da Silva spoke to MISHKA...

By limiting access to treatment, poverty exacerbates mental illness

Mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety, can affect anyone. Approximately about 4.5 million South Africans suffer from depression. Research has also shown that...

UCT Fallists Respond to VC Phakeng

"We asked if Mr Mayosi has a history of depression and they said he didn't until 2016. That day he was called a coconut....

Wits Students Commemorates The Life Of Sanele Dhlamini

"If we as a family knew why this all happened to my brother, maybe we would have found peace," said Sanele Xolani Dhlamini's older...

Redefining Masculinity The BTS Way

In an age where constructions of masculinity are stifling and destructive, Asian musicians are breaking barriers and redefining what it means to be "manly."...

‘We don’t understand that body shaming is a shame itself’

Body shaming can have a lasting-impact on a person's life. Many women face scrutiny over their skin tone, weight and shape when...

An Open Letter to UP: why don’t you care about our...

Kemelo Sehlapelo believes the University of Pretoria (UP) needs to do more to look after the mental wellbeing of its students. On the 18th of...

What is autism, and what does it mean to be autistic?

Around one million South Africans are autistic. But what is autism? Perhaps you read A Curious Case of the...

An atheist fasts for Lent: Week 4 – Learning to have...

Being atheist doesn’t come without difficulty. It’s like the choice to not have children, or to not get married - or anything that goes...

South Africa: The Reality of Providing Safe Abortion During A National...

AS TOLD TO While South Africa’s lockdown regulations rules clearly state that abortion services are to continue throughout, some...

The mental health system in South Africa is not well, say...

On Tuesday, the University of Pretoria (UP), hosted a colloquium on the state of mental health in South Africa and the issues raised by...

Extreme Pressures and Fetishisation: The K-pop Industry Can Be Toxic

The K-pop industry has been in the spotlight particularly over the past few months as more and more of its idols have been thrust...
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