The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has said there has been a “rise in incidents of corporal punishment in schools across the country” after it has received reports of the physical and verbal abuse of learners in at least seven Mpumalanga schools.
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About 20 percent of South Africans live on less than R350 per month and this kind of poverty could be having real impacts not only on people’s physical health but also their mental well being.
News child mortality data shows East and southern Africa are making the fastest progress on reducing child deaths – and this bodes well as the world ushers in new development goals, write UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern and southern Africa Leila Gharagozloo-Pakkala and Save the Children East Africa Director David Wright.
Tshwane has become the latest district to roll out a new programme that will let patients pick up chronic medication at community pharmacies.
Mpumalanga has launched Operation Vuka Sisebente to improve coordination of service delivery between departments by launching the “war room” concept that has become the centre of KwaZulu-Natal’s HIV response.
While locals are still reeling about the suicide of 14-year-old Klara Göttert, who took her life at Northgate Mall this week, another mother in the Free State’s rural town of Bethlehem is also mourning the death by suicide of her 18-year-old daughter.
One in four people go hungry in South Africa every day, and the public needs to ensure that their right to access to food enshrined in the Constitution is realised.
As public debate rages about whether there are or are not antiretroviral (ARV) stock outs in the county, our rural doctor and blogger reminds us what three letters and ARV stock outs really mean.
Thousands of rands have been spent promoting breastfeeding for babies, so why do we treat mums who do like criminals, asks Sizile Makola, who has started the #BreastfeedAnywhereAnytime social media campaign.
HIV and tuberculosis (TB) drug stock outs have hit about 14 percent of health facilities nationwide in the last nine months, according to a new study released today by civil society coalition the Stop Stock Outs Project.