The Gauteng health department has admitted to problems at the facility, seen by the public protector.
Psychiatrists have since turned to antidepressants, mood stabilisers and antipsychotics that aren’t curative.
In the first of a two-part series, a band of doctors set out to reclaim LSD and ecstasy for mental health treatments.
Depression among the elderly is largely overlooked, but exercise can help to counter it.
Crime stats released in 2015 reported a drop in rape cases, but experts say this is because fewer people are bothering to report rapes to the police.
During this initiation season, we look back at what happened in 2013 when bungled initiations cost boys their penises.
Silicosis might appear only 15 years after exposure to gold ore dust, long after they have gone home. Heidi Swart reports.
Accessing healthcare in this rural town has never been easy. Shortages of staff as well as medical equipment makes it difficult for this hospital...
This man from rural Eastern Cape had to travel all the way to Cuba to make his dream of becoming a doctor come true. Now, he is back home and treating patients at the same hospital his mother used to sell fruit in front of when he was a boy.
The kidnapping of young girls ignores the 'niceties' of a cultural practice.
Mia Malan describes the arduous trek an Eastern Cape woman had to undertake to get medical attention for her sick grandson.
With the severe effects of the habit on the unborn child now widely known, why do pregnant mothers refuse to give up?
An eighth-grade teenager shows how funky and strong her fight against a four-letter word is. Mia Malan reports.
Pregnant women who drink alcohol put their unborn children at greater risk than they think, writes Mia Malan.