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Tackling rape culture in schools

January 19, 2018       News  

How do we create a generation of young women who know their rights and young men who are less likely than their fathers to raise their fists? The Department of Basic Education believes we can learn from Sweden, and improve sexuality education in schools to teach learners about gender inequality, power, violence, and rape culture.

HIV+ teens keen to speak at AIDS Conference

January 19, 2018

NORTHERN CAPE – Future leaders is a group of Kuruman youth living with HIV who have decided that they want to attend next year’s Aids Conference in Durban.

Alex youth use yoga to win in life

January 18, 2018

What started out as a small yoga practice for stressed teenagers in Alexandra township has grown into a large health club with almost 500 members – many of them using yoga to deal with life.

Cultural perceptions fuel obesity in rural areas

January 17, 2018

LIMPOPO – Eating pap twice a day and drinking a lot of sugary drinks has contributed in Fhulufhelo Tshivhase (29), of Duthuni village, becoming overweight. It is something she now regrets.

No headway in TB hotspot

January 16, 2018

Tuberculosis infections in the Northern Cape have been rising steeply, particularly in the John Taolo Gasetsewe District.

Government urged to ban intersex genital mutilation

January 15, 2018

Three young intersex South Africans have decided to go public with their stories to bring awareness to the plight of intersex infants and children who are still currently receiving unnecessary operations in this country to make their sex characteristics fit the binary of male or female.

Multi million safety project becomes a crime haven

January 12, 2018

A R40-million road upgrade project intended to benefit the people of the Eastern Cape has instead resulted in a massive crime wave in the areas near the N2 highway bridge.

Unpaid grants leave kids in shelters vulnerable

January 11, 2018

Several homes for vulnerable children in Alexandra and the surrounding areas are begging the Department of Social Development to pay them the temporary safety care grant money they are entitled to.