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Sunday, August 25 • 09:20 - 10:20
Who counts as a person? Disability after Esidimeni

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In 2016, people living in Gauteng with intellectual disability and mental disorders were moved to unregistered facilities, and 141 died. How could this happen in a caring democracy? I discuss how discrimination, which has links to Nazi policies, allows us to deny personhood and ultimately the right to live, to marginal groups.

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Leslie Swartz

Leslie Swartz trained as a Clinical Psychologist at UCT and is a distinguished Professor of Psychology at Stellenbosch University. He’s interested in mental health care in low-income contexts, and works actively on disability access and rights in Southern Africa. His memoir "Able... Read More →

Sunday August 25, 2019 09:20 - 10:20 SAST