One in four people go hungry in South Africa every day, and the public needs to ensure that their right to access to food enshrined in the Constitution is realised.
Ex-employees of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) allege that former NHLS CEO Dr Saggie Pillay’s tenure at the body was marred by corruption – and that whistleblowers were dealt with swiftly.
With just 393 ambulances on Gauteng roads, the province is far from meeting national standards for emergency vehicles despite 49 recently procured ambulances. Now one Eldorado Park family says they have paid the ultimate price for the province’s ambulance shortage.
With only eight government-run old age homes nationwide, unregulated facilities may be preying on the elderly alongside loan sharks and even pensioners’ own families, according to a new South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) report.
For the country’s rural children, the revitalisation of school health services could be a lifeline – if doctors and specialists answer the call.