oa Africa Journal of Public Sector Development and Governance - The management of a policy implementation project : the disastrous Gauteng Mental Health Marathon Project

Volume 2 Number 1
  • ISSN : 2617-7714



A South African mental health policy implementation project resulted in the deaths of at least 144 vulnerable human beings. This tragedy occurred irrespective of the vision of the relevant policy of an improved mental health care project for all in South Africa. This project, known as the Gauteng Mental Health Marathon Project, was implemented in Gauteng, one of South Africa’s nine provinces.

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