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Too few schools for disabled kids

November 1, 2018

It’s Tuesday afternoon on a dusty street of Kanana Park near Orange Farm in Gauteng. Fistos plays with other children until his mother calls him. Fistos doesn’t miss any communication with his mom, Cynthia Cutshwa (38). They understand each other.

Cultural reasons hamper skin donation drive

October 23, 2018
News   OurHealth  

South Africa has a dire shortage of skin to treat burn victims and the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Centre for Tissue Engineering and the Organ Donor Foundation have issued an urgent plea for more people to become skin and organ donors.

Union goes to court today over ‘death trap’ building

September 21, 2018

The Department of Health (DoH) and Public Works will go to court on Friday to fight a case laid against them by the Public Servants Association (PSA) about the beleaguered Civitas building in Tshwane.

Suicide awareness a big concern

September 12, 2018

Mental health organisations have embarked on raising awareness of depression – the leading cause of many suicides.

Bystanders traumatised by death of firefighter

September 5, 2018

Witnesses of the fire that tore through a building in downtown Johannesburg on Wednesday watched in horror as firefighter fell to his death from the 23rd floor.

Abused Limpopo woman uses poetry to heal

September 4, 2018
News   OurHealth  

After spending 17 years in an abusive marriage, Koena Selemela (46), penned her experience in a book called Healing Poems. This is an anthology documenting details of her horrific past as they unfolded every day.

New CEO for Bara following protests

August 30, 2018

Dr Richard Lebethe has this week been appointed as the new acting CEO of Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital following protests at the facility by health unions who have been picketing outside since Monday.