WHO MiNDbank: More Inclusiveness Needed in Disability and Development

A database of resources covering mental health, substance abuse, disability, general health, human rights and development

South Africa: Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides

This section contains ‘stand alone’ mental health legislation as well as general health and disability legislation, where these have integrated mental health issues in a substantial way.  The absence of ‘stand alone’ mental health legislation or the absence of general health or disability legislation covering mental health in a substantial way, does not mean that mental health is not at all covered in a country’s general health or disability legislation.

 This section also includes, ordinances, directives, regulations, implementation guides for legislation and other similar legislative instruments.


5 items in this collection.

Mental Health Care Amendment Act

Government of South Africa (2014)

South Africa

No. 17 of 2002: Mental Health Care Act

The Presidency; Republic of South Africa (2002)

South Africa

Mental Health Act No. 18 of 1973

Republic of South Africa (1973)

South Africa

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