Deadly Medicine: The Mark of the Life Esidemeni Decanting

June 21, 2018


In conjunction with the


Invite you to a memorial ceremony in honour of those who died silently, those who survived and the families who bore witness

This will be followed by a two-day conference 


11 general ceus at level one have been awarded (PSB002/008/04/2018)



Venue: The Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre

1 Duncombe Road, Forest Town (off Jan Smuts Avenue)


Date: Thursday 9th August, 2018 to Saturday 11th August, 2018


It is essential to reserve a place for both the memorial event and the conference as the Holocaust and Genocide Centre can only accommodate a certain number of people. We do not want anyone who wishes to attend to be excluded because of cost. Please contact Coralie Trotter (0827727939/ with regard to this.



Womens Day Thursday 9th August, 2018

Dress code: Black

15h00: food and drinks on arrival 


16h00: Mzansi Youth Choir


16h10: Welcome by Coralie Trotter


16h30: Poem written on Life Esidimeni by Khosi Xaba


16h40: Opening Address by Yasmin Carrim


17h10: Mzansi Youth Choir


17h20: Keynote address by Adila Hassim


18h05: Reading by Reverend Gift Moerane


18h10: Reading by Christine Nxumalo


18h20: Candle Lighting Ceremony for The Families

with the Mzansi Youth Choir


Friday 10th August, 2018

Conference Proceedings

6CPD points (PSB002/008/04/2018)


8h30 to 9h00 - registration with tea and coffee


9h00 to 9h45 - Keynote paper: Who Counts as a Person? Disability and the Violence of Concealment  by Professor Leslie Swartz


9h45 to 10h30 - Discussion from the floor


10h30 to 11h00 - refreshments


11h00 to 12h35 - Panel presentation:


12h35 to 13h30 - discussion from the floor


13h30 to 14h30 - lunch


14h30 to 15h00 - Madness of the Uncivilised: Foucault Revisited by Zamo Mbele


15h00 to 16h00 - Discussion from the floor


Saturday 11th August, 2018

Conference Proceedings

5 CPD points (PSB002/008/04/2018)


08h30 to 09h00 - registration with tea and coffee


9h00 to 10h00 - Paper: It was Sickening: The Somatic Impact on those Close to the Esidimeni Trauma by Dr Karen Gubb and 'Why are you Crying?' The Emotional and Psychological Ripple Effects on the Families of the Life Esidimeni Project by Rachel Makoni


10h00 to 10h30 - Discussion from the floor


10h30 to 11h45 - refreshments


11h00 to 12h10 - Panel presentation: The Broken And the Perverse: The State of Mental Health in Gauteng by Zamakhanya Makhanya, Ntshediseng Tlooko, Vossie Goosen, Khosi Xaba and Megan Jones

11h45 to 12h45 - lunch


12h45 to 13h45 - Panel presentation: The Metonymic Spectacle versus Emotionally Informed Jurisprudence: Some Comparative Notes on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Esidimeni Proceedings by Dr Clinton van der Walt and The Brick Mother and Maternal Function in the Life Esidimeni Decanting and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Process by Coralie Trotter and Bruce Laing


13h45 to 15h00 - Final Discussion from the floor and closing comments


15h00 - cocktail event


Please click here to register 


Conference Fee: R1500-00

This event has the approval of the Beth Din


Bank Details:

Mohamed Randera and Associates Trust account




Please ensure that the reference is Deadly Medicine plus your full name


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