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Contractors delay reopening of KwaMhlanga mortuary

January 18th, 2019       OurHealth  

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.

Obese 9-year-old turns to comfort eating after rape

January 18, 2019

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 university students: Doomed without support

January 17, 2019

Disabled students at universities around the country, whose special needs are not adequately accommodated, could end up dropping out.

Suicide and forced silence: Rape survivor speaks out

January 17, 2019

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.

Providing food and comfort for the aged

January 16, 2019

Free State – A group of women have got together to help finance a centre to feed the elderly in parts of Bloemfontein.

Limpopo gogos ditch traditional beer for football

January 16, 2019

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.

Efforts to contain foot and mouth outbreak

January 15, 2019

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has confirmed that it has put control measures in place to curb the spread of foot and mouth disease in Limpopo.

Janu-worry stress busters: The science behind some health therapies

January 14, 2019

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.