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SA's psyche still needs to heal from the past, says psychiatric expert

South Africa needs to find ways to heal its psyche in the aftermath of Apartheid atrocities.

40 years after the 1976 Soweto Uprising, psychiatric expert Dr Bernard Janse van Rensburg says that iconic photographs (such as that of Hector Pieterson's lifeless body) still trigger the collective trauma of the nation.

According to van Rensburg, the student protests that have gripped the country in recent months indicate that there are still unresolved issues with the "born free" generation.

There's almost this question of unfinished business.

Dr Bernard Janse van Rensburg, World Psychiatric Congress Chair

He says that there needs to be social solutions to prevent clinical disorders among the youth.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

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Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

A criminal lawyer explains what leg citizens can stand on if they witness a child or pet locked in a vehicle in risky conditions.

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

The DA's James Selfe says it is not clear whether SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be either fired or suspended pending an inquiry.

Tweeps throw shade as court shows Motsoeneng the door

Tweeps throw shade as court shows Motsoeneng the door

A judge has ruled that Hlaudi Motsoeneng should not hold any position at the SABC and Twitter has wasted no time reacting.

Youth Day: Understanding the history behind it

Youth Day: Understanding the history behind it

We remember the youth of 1976 and what transpired on the day.

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