What if we thought of suicide as the outcome of a terminal illness instead of the outcome of an action?
"The one who kills himself is never cried for". This adage comes from a Sotho phrase -- Moipolai ha a llelwe.
As the death toll rises, we look at the people, the policies and the politicians at the centre of this national tragedy.
South Africa has disability grants but a doctor deemed his tuberculosis patient was not poor enough.
Despite many desperately needing psychiatric treatment, not much is available for those living in the war-torn country.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.