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March, 2018

  • 20 March

    R162 million is not enough.

    Family members, Reverend Joseph Maboe (Left) hugs Andrew Peterson in celebration, 19 March 2018, in Parktown, Johannesburg after Former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke ordered that the government pay R1.2 million to effected families. Picture: Alaister Russell/The Sunday Times

    Adam Butler Dikgang Moseneke’s award in the Life Esidimeni arbitration is a recognition of the horror of psychiatric patients in South Africa. But it is not a solution. Any government has the responsibility to protect its people. Year after year, we vote, petition and protest in order to secure this …

March, 2016

  • 4 March

    Understanding Social Anxiety


    Ciara O’Donoghue Social Anxiety Disorder (S.A.D) refers to a fear of being judged and/or evaluated by others due to some form of social interaction, which causes anxiety and often leads to complete avoidance of social situations. No, it is not the same as being shy, and it is not something …

February, 2016

  • 13 February

    Dealing with Depression at Rhodes


    Ciara O’Donoghue If you are dealing with depression or think you may be suffering from depression, the first thing you need to know is that you are not being irrational or stupid. You are not over-exaggerating, looking for attention or being dramatic. Everything you are feeling is real and valid. …