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Limpopo’s health system crumbling

December 8, 2017

LIMPOPO – To address the health crises in the province, Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba has pleaded with the government to pump more money into her department and to stop building new facilities until the old ones have been renovated.

Patients must report ill-treatment at Tshilidzini hospital

November 30, 2017

LIMPOPO – After reports of ill treatment of patients by hospital staff at Tshilidzini, outside Thohoyandou, the Department of Health has encouraged victims to report the ill treatment to the relevant offices at the hospital.

The wait for justice continues for Komape family

November 29, 2017

LIMPOPO – The Komape family will have to wait until next year to know the outcome of the lawsuit they have brought against the Department of Education after their son died at school.

Disabled villagers empowered through agriculture

November 28, 2017

LIMPOPO – As many disabled people in the Vhembe district struggle to find employment, some have found hope in the agricultural industry with crop farming being the most popular.

Komape family refused a pauper’s burial for their son

November 24, 2017

LIMPOPO – Two days after Michael Komape’s death in a school toilet, his family was offered a “pauper’s burial” by the Department of Social Development.

Komape trial re-opens wounds for his family

November 16, 2017
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – When Lydia Komape (27) even hears the name ‘Michael’ she experiences a surge of anger and sadness as it reminds her of her little brother who died at school when the pit toilet he was using collapsed, causing him to drown in faeces.

Family sues over poor sanitation following son’s death

November 14, 2017
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – More than a hundred residents gathered outside the Polokwane High Court on Monday morning to show their support of the family of six-year-old Michael Komape who are suing the Department of Education for the poor sanitation which lead to his death in 2014.