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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.

Gogos get fit for a purpose

December 27, 2018

Gogos from Tembisa have taken charge of their health by joining a fitness club. The Bophelong Fitness Club provides free fitness training sessions for women who want to keep healthy during their golden years.

Old age home seeks community support

December 24, 2018

The community of Tembisa has been urged to offer its support to senior citizens. This call was made by Cornelia Mbuqe, centre manager of the Tembisa Old Age Home in Ekurhuleni, which accommodates 32 pensioners at its facility.

Clinic accused of sending sick baby away

This mother was allegedly turned away when she took her ailing baby to their local clinic.

Hope for stigmatised female nyaope addicts

November 23, 2018

A group of women, all committed to supporting women in Tembisa who are battling with drugs and alcohol, have formed the Heart to Heart with Women (HHW) in an effort to make sure the addicts are not further isolated from the community.

Tembisa residents get malaria tests

November 15, 2018

EKURHULENI – Tembisa residents have been targeted by health officials in a pre-Christmas push to test people for malaria and make them aware of the need to protect themselves ahead of time if they are planning to head into malaria risk areas over the holidays.