n South African Medical Journal - Dismal use of legal safety net for mental health patients : izindaba

Volume 102, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



It's been eight years since South Africa's ailing Mental Health Care Act was completely revised to better protect the human rights of patients with mental illnesses, thus revealing some horrific systemic and social abuses, but a dim ray of hope is that the safety net can be made to work.

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