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Thousands of disabled youth not in school

October 16, 2018
News   OurHealth  

There are more than 500 000 children with disabilities who are not attending school – this is according to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Doctor accused of molesting patient in his surgery

October 5, 2018
OurHealth  

NORTH-WEST – Sexual assault charges have been laid against a doctor from Ikageng after he allegedly fondled and penetrated a young woman at his practice when she went to him for treatment.

Potch township’s only 24-hour clinic left with one toilet

October 5, 2018
OurHealth  

NORTH WEST – The only 24-hour clinic serving the township of Ikaneng – Boiki Tlhapi Clinic – currently has only one working toilet at the facility.

Charity aims to keep poor kids in school

September 11, 2018
News   OurHealth  

More than 50% of South Africans live in poverty, according to Stats SA. That’s more than 30,4-million people – and Serame Mpato wants to do something about it.

Expert weighs in on ‘extremely unhealthy’ kota

August 28, 2018
OurHealth  

A new fast food is on the rise in South Africa’s townships – spatlho, commonly known as bunny chow. You can find a spatlho outlet on almost every corner in Ikageng, a township in the North West province.

Nurse tackles gender gap in healthcare

August 17, 2018
OurHealth  

Ikageng has seven general practitioners, all of whom are men, but Sister Vuiswa Leseka has opened a private clinic in the North West township and aims to challenge the gender gap in healthcare.

Expecting moms ignore alcohol dangers

July 17, 2018
OurHealth  

NORTH WEST – Tshegofatso Makroti, a 30-year old mother from Ikageng township in Potchefstroom who drank alcohol regularly through five pregnancies, believes that although two of her babies were stillborn her drinking was not a problem.