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23 Apr 2019

South Africa: Health and the Battle for Public Opinion

The Journalist

We need to think differently about what ‘health’ means. At this time of our history and in the year of a general election it may well be time to ask: Can we have a battle for public opinion which places health at the centre of both achieving and measuring human well-being.

In May 2019 we face the sixth national and provincial elections of the democratic era. The right to vote, to campaign and be elected as a public representative is at the heart of citizenship and was also at the centre of the liberation struggles against the white minority regimes of apartheid and segregation, which denied citizenship to the black majority.

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