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Out Of Sight And Out Of Mind In High Care

Posted 30 July 2011 | By | Categories: how body | 4 Comments

Mike Abrahams recently spent seven weeks as an involuntary patient at Valkenberg Hospital, a state psychiatric facility in Cape Town. This excerpt from How Body in The Chimurenga Chronic is his account of time under observation in a secure unit. [Research material : Reading list]     Sitting alone in the reception area of Valkenberg […]

Who’s healing WHO? By Aryan Kaganof

Posted 07 April 2011 | By | Categories: how body | 3 Comments

Article Brief White Sangomas The “new South Africa”, with its rhetoric of multiculturalism and exchange introduced a new figure into African spirituality and traditional healing practices: the white Sangoma. Widely celebrated in the media as “expanding our understanding of our society and our healthcare options,” the practice has been less readily accepted amongst black practitioners. […]

Fear about WHOONGA might well be misplaced by Nicole Turner

Posted 07 April 2011 | By | Categories: how body | No Comments

Article Brief Whoonga is a drug that has allegedly come into widespread use in South Africa, notably in the impoverished townships of Durban and Cape Town. It first entered the public’s eye in 2008, with reports suggesting that anti-retroviral drugs used to treat HIV/Aids were being bought and smoked by teenagers in South Africa to […]

Healing Divides

Posted 31 March 2011 | By | Categories: how body | No Comments

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that approximately 80% of the population of the African continent uses traditional medicine as their primary source of healthcare and so do more than 65% of the world’s population. In South Africa about 84% of the population consult a sangoma more than three times a year. Over 190,000 practitioners […]

A Secret History of Malaria

Posted 14 March 2011 | By | Categories: how body | No Comments

Malaria is big news in Africa. 1 in every 5 childhood deaths in Africa can be attributed to the disease and an African child has on average 1 – 5 episodes of Malaria fever per year. Yet children voices are strikingly absent in debates on the disease. Journalist Sonia Shah‘s book The Fever: How Malaria […]

In Memorium: A Doctor Of Principle And The People by Jon Soske

Posted 14 March 2011 | By | Categories: how body | No Comments

Article brief At the time of his murder in 1989, Dr. Abu Baker ‘Hurley’ Asvat was widely revered as ‘the people’s doctor’ based on almost two decades of medical work in Soweto and over a dozen health projects initiated across the Transvaal as AZAPO’s Secretary of Health. Yet despite his close relationship with leading ANC […]

Ryan Lobo in the Realm of Evil

Posted 15 February 2011 | By | Categories: how body | No Comments

In ‘Bold Faced and Butt Naked: Looking For Answers In the Realm of Evil‘, printed in the How Body section of The Chimurenga Chronic, photographer Ryan Lobo reflects on genocide after some face time with one of West Africa’s most notorious and self-confessed perpetrators. His attempts to understand the human condition and responses to such […]

Concerto for Four Drugs by Niran Okewole

Posted 03 January 2011 | By | Categories: how body | No Comments

Reading List Okewole, N 2005, Logarhythms, Khalam Editions

Yellow Fever Nko? By Bibi Bakare-Yusuf

Posted 03 January 2011 | By | Categories: how body | No Comments

Reading List [Black Is Beautiful] A Campaign to Stop Skin Bleaching, Facebook page (Online) <http://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Is-Beautiful-A-Campaign-to-Stop-Skin-Bleaching/100798469990564?v=info> Veal, M E, 2000 Fela: the life & times of an African musical icon. Pg 91, Temple University Press, Philadelphia Yellow Fever by Fela Kuti, (n.d) Online Video <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TDKaHENSbw> Anikpulapo-Kuti, F 1976, Yellow Fever, LP, Polydor Anikpulapo-Kuti, F 2010 Yellow […]

No Mercy (Or Supportive Rehab) For The ‘Wicked’ by Paula Akugizibwe

Posted 03 January 2011 | By | Categories: how body | No Comments

Reading List Prevention of and Treatment for Substance Abuse Act, 2008 Ministry of Social Development Republic Of South Africa. <http://www.info.gov.za/view/DownloadFileAction?id=99550> Treatment Action Campaign <www.tac.org.za/> Addiction Action Campaign <http://aac.org.za/>

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