Mothers deliver in filing room

Staff at Limpopo’s Matavhela Clinic in Vhembe say they have run out of room to house new mums and babies or guarantee patients’ privacy....
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Love, suspicion & HIV discordancy

Sindi Letlala* and her 3-year-old son Thato are HIV positive. Sindi’s husband of 12 years and Thato’s father, Thabiso, is not. She talks to...
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For aspiring nurse, health starts at home

Mothusi Thomo, 25, from Mabopane outside Pretoria is studying to be a nurse but is already active promoting health – and acceptance of different...
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Vhembe teen allegedly drugs gogo for drinking money

Munyadziwa Neluvhada of Gumela Village says her 19-year-old son drugged his grandmother in order to steal her pension in a move that landed the...
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Orlando West clinic without running water, working toilets

Orlando West’s Mandela Sisulu Clinic near the Phefeni Railway Station has no working taps or toilets. Patients say conditions in the clinic named after...
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Speeches: Gauteng, Western Cape, KZN health budgets

Selected health budget vote speeches from Gauteng, the Western Cape and North West provinces.
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Family disowns teen mother

Ermelo family tells teen mother to take a hike after second baby, leaving a young couple to regret a lack of family planning.
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As if it never happened

In this week’s Rural Reflections, our blogger-doctor may be face-to-face with a drug mule as she reflects how reality and relations can change in...
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Government to promote infant male circumcision

With government still far off its goal to medically circumcise 4.3 million by 2016, Department of Health officials say they plan to begin promoting...
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Mpumalanga residents suffer years of raw sewage spills

Residents of Emadamini, Extension 6 in Ermelo say they have had enough of the raw sewage that has been plaguing the area for years.
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