Archbishop Desmond Tutu supports the call for assisted death

Professor Sean Davison, Founder Dignity SA, who campaigns for assisted death, says when Desmond Tutu speaks the world listens.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu released a video over the weekend throwing weight behind assisted death. In the video Tutu says when his time comes he should be allowed to pass on in a manner of his choice.

Davison says the intervention by Tutu will help his cause for assisted death.

He is only highlighting something that is going on very quietly throughout humanity.

Professor Sean Davison, Founder Dignity SA

Making the option of assisted death available could help people avoid attempting suicide, says Davison. Sometimes the suicide attempts goes horribly wrong and they end up in a worse situation than before.

He says a law change could actually save lives and believes that things will soon change for the better.

By changing the law and making the option for an assisted death available, people may not attempt to take their lives and go on to have a natural death.

Professor Sean Davison, Founder Dignity SA

He is certain the Supreme Court of Appeal will rule against the State's appeal of a High Court ruling allowing the assisted death of Robin Stransham-Ford. The ruling takes place in Bloemfontein on 4 November.

Davison is confident the case will be won, based on the Constitution.

Listen to the full conversation below:

Read More
Humane end for Benoni Bunny Park rabbits

Humane end for Benoni Bunny Park rabbits

Two thousand rabbits from the Benoni Bunny Park will be donated to the Johannesburg Zoo to feed the carnivores.

Activist commends police task force in Glebelands killings convictions

Activist commends police task force in Glebelands killings convictions

The Moerane Commission of Inquiry is continuing to find those involved in and responsible for political killings in KwaZulu-Natal

Journalist eye witness account: 'Myanmar is a humanitarian disaster'

Journalist eye witness account: 'Myanmar is a humanitarian disaster'

About 400 000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state to the border of Bangladesh to find refuge.

WC Transport MEC to kickstart a two week mediation amid Santaco leadership woes

WC Transport MEC to kickstart a two week mediation amid Santaco leadership woes

An illegal taxi strike turned violent when busses were set alight and stoned in Cape Town on Monday.

AfriForum will apply to have Grace Mugabe declared a respondent in Engels case

AfriForum will apply to have Grace Mugabe declared a respondent in Engels case

The lobby group represents Gabriella Engel who was allegedly beaten by Mugabe with an electric cable in a Sandton hotel in August.

Sasfin Holdings cuts ties with KPMG after 18 years

Sasfin Holdings cuts ties with KPMG after 18 years

CEO of Sasfin Holdings Roland Sassoon confirmed that it has dropped KPMG as their auditing firm and put its audit up for tender.

Popular articles
Sleep sense for babies and toddlers

Sleep sense for babies and toddlers

Author of Sleep Sense, Megan Faure speaks to 702's Phemelo Motene about solutions to ensuring your baby get a good night sleep.

Publishers speaks out: What went wrong with Bonang Matheba's book

Publishers speaks out: What went wrong with Bonang Matheba's book

Thabiso Mahlape, publisher at Blackbird Books spoke to 702 host Azania Mosaka about what transpired and what went wrong.

Insurance companies may not reject auto claims when driving license has expired

Insurance companies may not reject auto claims when driving license has expired

Justice Project SA's Howard Dembovsky explains how a driving licence works in terms of the law and car insurance.

Opinion: I think Sanral is throwing in the towel

Opinion: I think Sanral is throwing in the towel

Stephen Grootes takes a look at a report in the Citizen on how Sanral has almost reached the end of the road with e-tolls.

'Collect experiences, NOT possessions!' - Paul Theron (Vestact MD)

'Collect experiences, NOT possessions!' - Paul Theron (Vestact MD)

Bruce Whitfield interviews the razor-sharp tongued Vestact MD Paul Theron about his money hopes, fears, successes, failures, etc.