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No end in sight for TB

November 17, 2017       News  

South Africa is one of seven countries responsible for the majority of the world’s tuberculosis (TB) burden, according to the 2017 Global TB Report published last month. The goal, set by the World Health Assembly, to effectively end TB by 2035 will not be met unless the country meets its own targets.

Cold front has emergency services on standby

November 17, 2017
News  

As the South African Weather Service has announced that there will be a cold front moving across Johannesburg in the days leading towards the weekend, the City of Johannesburg has urged residents to be cautious.

Komape trial re-opens wounds for his family

November 16, 2017
News  

LIMPOPO – When Lydia Komape (27) even hears the name ‘Michael’ she experiences a surge of anger and sadness as it reminds her of her little brother who died at school when the pit toilet he was using collapsed, causing him to drown in faeces.

Jay Naidoo: Responding to the haters

November 15, 2017
News  

Following the story about the Earthrise Trust assisting people in Naledi Village in the eastern Free State, there were a lot of negative comments on social media. JAY NAIDOO reponds

VIDEO: Drowning in Sugar

November 15, 2017
Multimedia  

On World Diabetes Day, South Africans do not have much to celebrate. For Melanie Pandoor, a recent diabetic amputee, this rings true.

Citizens take to the streets on World Diabetes Day

November 15, 2017
News  

The Healthy Living Alliance (Heala) took to the Rosebank streets on Tuesday, using World Diabetes Day as a significant time to protest against sugary drinks outside Coca-Cola’s new local headquarters.

Family sues over poor sanitation following son’s death

November 14, 2017
News  

LIMPOPO – More than a hundred residents gathered outside the Polokwane High Court on Monday morning to show their support of the family of six-year-old Michael Komape who are suing the Department of Education for the poor sanitation which lead to his death in 2014.

Prevent obesity and prevent diabetes ‘tsunami’

November 14, 2017
News  

WORLD DIABETES DAY: One in 11 adults worldwide is living with diabetes, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) which released the new estimates in its Diabetes Atlas today.