It was a hard, cold winter in the North West where hospitals reported everything from pillows to hot water was in short supply. The province’s financial crisis has left some patients out in the cold as moratoriums on everything from hospital maintenance to new appointments stretch the health system thin.
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Nomadlozi Mazibuko claims she was injured on the job. More than a month later, she claims her Johannesburg firm is withholding the paperwork she needs for treatment.
From London to Diepsloot, the number of outdoor gyms in city parks in on the rise. We look at how Soweto’s latest outdoor gym in Phiri Park is helping get South Africans moving.
As South Africa continues to battle the worst drought in more than two decades, small farmers in Limpopo are reporting that hundreds of chickens have already fallen victim to the rising heat in a turn that could financially ruin farmers and leave households hungry.
Mild mannered youth turned knife-wielding “zombies” – it might seem like a scene out of a horror film but it is real for some residents living outside the small Free State town of Bethlehem as the picturesque dorpie is the latest to fall under the spell of South Africa’s cheap street drug nyaope.
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.
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.