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Nurse accuses boss of assault

February 27, 2019

A nursing assistant who was allegedly assaulted by the director of nursing at Tembisa Hospital is being treated for post-traumatic stress.

Tembisa women break gender violence silence

February 26, 2019

Tembisa women are reporting cases of domestic violence and sexual assault more than before. Dipuo Thobejane, a social worker at People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA), attributes this to an increase in awareness campaigns.

Tembisa youth unite to feed hungry residents

February 21, 2019

The Last Supper is the name of a group of volunteers who have joined forces to do their bit to feed hungry people in Tembisa – offering once-a-month meals to the local organisations helping people in need.

President’s broken promise leaves disabled kids desperate

February 20, 2019

The founder of Tembisa’s only care facility for children with disabilities is confused after land promised to them by the president has not materialised.

Disabled child refused a place at school

January 29, 2019

Out of the 32 schools that offer support to learners with cerebral palsy in Gauteng, an official at the Ekurhuleni district office has allegedly turned one family away, telling them there was no school suitable for their four-year-old with special needs.

Pregnant women craving soil suffer from low iron

January 10, 2019

“Did you plan your funeral? Because you are going to die.” These were the strong words of a nurse when she discovered that patient Busiswa Booi* (22) was eating clay and soil while she was pregnant.

Disabled youth uses practical skills to raise funds

January 9, 2019

Young adults with learning disabilities or physical challenges – often ridiculed and shamed – are the focus of a Tembisa training centre developed to address their specific needs.