Workers at the KwaMhlanga Forensic Pathology Services Centre in Mpumalanga are unhappy with their poor working conditions. Balise Mabona writes that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) wants renovations to the pathology facility to be completed so it can re-open after it was closed down for failing to comply with infrastructural requirements.
NORTHERN CAPE – Nine-year old Tshepi* weighs 68,9kg and wears size 42 clothes. Her parents, concerned that she has also already started getting her periods, are worried that if she continues to gain weight she will not be able to enjoy her childhood.
Disabled students at universities around the country, whose special needs are not adequately accommodated, could end up dropping out.
LIMPOPO – Raped at the age of 23 by her uncle in 2015, partially-sighted Tebogo Nkwana (26) was told to keep quiet about the ordeal to protect the family.
Gogos in Mpheni Village say they suffer from sore joints and chronic illnesses because they don’t get enough exercise or do enough hobbies. But days of sitting at home drinking traditional beer are over after football for the elderly in the village was launched.
Many South Africans are returning to work this week but the December break hasn’t resulted in improvements in stress levels and overall mental health. The number of calls for help received by the South African Depression and Anxiety Group is just as high this January as the last months of 2019.