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Mental health in SA

Does the law protect us against psychopaths?

Between September and November 1971, William van der Merwe, the 'Screwdriver Rapist' raped at least nine women. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison, but released after 15.

Psychopaths: Who are they?

All psychopaths aren't necessarily cold blooded killers. We all know people who don't commit crimes, but make the life of their nearest and dearest a living hell.

Lentegeur: a new take on mental health care

A psychiatrist is on a mission to transform the Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital on the Cape Flats into a more welcoming space for mentally ill people. Dane McDonald spoke to Dr John Parker about the Lentegeur Spring Project.

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trying to justify flora poaching mmmm i could try the same approach with poaching ivory or rhino tusks... it is just plain wrong African traditional medicine: better than pills?
Mental illness common

Between 1% and 3% of the South African population are likely to suffer from a mental health problem severe enough to require hospitalisation.

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