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Family to appeal ruling in school toilet case

April 24, 2018

LIMPOPO – The Komape family, with the help of Section27, is set to appeal the judgment handed by the Polokwane High Court dismissing their claim for R3-million compensation for the death of five-year-old Michael Komape who drowned in a pit toilet at school.

Hopes for closure ahead of Komape verdict

April 20, 2018

LIMPOPO – On Monday the family of Michael Komape – the five-year-old boy who drowned in faeces after falling into a pit toilet four years ago – will find out whether their request for damages has been granted, giving them final closure.

Angry contractors leave a school without toilets

April 17, 2018
News   OurHealth   Water & Sanitation  

LIMPOPO – While most of the schools damaged during demarcation protests in Vuwani have been renovated, Frank Mukhaswakule Primary School in Mashau village has been left with unfinished classrooms, dilapidated old pit toilets and dangerous holes on the school grounds.

Parents fear listeriosis from meat products bought around schools

March 7, 2018
News   OurHealth  

Parents of children in Limpopo, where the source of the listeriosis outbreak was identified, are concerned about their children eating processed meats products when they can’t supervise them while at school.

Rehab on the cards for rural addicts

February 21, 2018
Addiction & Rehabilitation   News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – The recent rise in drug abuse amongst youth in Vhembe district, and a lack of facilities to assist those who are addicted and wants to quit is the main cause behind high rates of rapes, robberies and school drop-outs.

Rural woman gives hope to disabled kids

February 16, 2018
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – The death of her disabled child caused was so painful for a Limpopo villager that she has established an aid organisation to help other children in need.

Food insecurity a hard reality to escape

February 14, 2018
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – For six children from Mashau village, outside Louis Trichardt, being raised by a single parent who is unemployed means the only decent meals they get are through feeding schemes at school.