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My colleagues and I often care for patients suffering from hallucinations, prophesying, and claiming to speak with God, among other symptoms—in mental health care, it’s sometimes very difficult to tell apart religious belief from mental illness…. Our conclusions frequently stem from the behaviors we see before us. Take an example of a man who walks into an emergency department, mumbling incoherently. He says he’s hearing voices in his head, but insists there’s nothing wrong with him. He hasn’t used any drugs or alcohol. If he were to be evaluated by mental health professionals, there’s a good chance he might be diagnosed with a psychotic disorder like schizophrenia. But what if that same man were deeply religious? What if his incomprehensible language was speaking in tongues?

Nathaniel P.Morris
Scientific American
22 July 2011

Chief Justice Letter to President Zuma

This is the letter written by Chief Justice Sandile Ngcobo in which he accepted the offer of President Jacob Zuma to extend his term of office in terms of section 8(a) of the Judges’ Remuneration and Conditions of Employment Act: NGCOBO RESPONDING LETTER-1

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