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Legally mandated oversight bodies should be integral to post-apartheid consultative and cooperative governance.

South Africa’s mental health watchdogs must be given voice and teeth

The lives of South Africa’s most vulnerable remain in danger for as long as its mental health oversight bodies remain dysfunctional and disregarded.
A child from a special care centre in Cape Town celebrating international kite day. In South Africa mental health services are not a priority. Epa/Nic Bothma

South Africa isn’t managing mental illness, particularly for the poor

While the global health community has made mental healthcare a priority, South Africa is not following suite. The impact is felt most acutely by poor people suffering from mental health disorders.

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