According to the Gauteng health department, incidents of patients falls have significantly decreased since the steel beds were replaced.
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Forget power cuts. What is happening to our water supply is much more serious. After two decades of little or no maintenance of municipal sewerage plants, corruption and indifference, South Africans are vulnerable to medieval, water-borne diseases and something even more serious: thirst.
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.
SOWETO – A network of social franchises has sprung up across Soweto to meet the area’s needs for decent prenatal classes in the townships. Story by Pamela Mkhize.