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Tshwane community spends months with busted sewer

August 13, 2015
OurHealth   Water & Sanitation  

Residents of Soshanguve Block HH north of Pretoria say that they have been living with a spurting, stinking busted sewer. Some residents say they believe local government has ignored their repeated complaints because they do not pay rates.

New health clinics slated for Tshwane as district receives millions

Tshwane District Health Services are slated to receive about R114 million for infrastructure development, including seven new clinics, according to District Health Manager Mothomone Pitsi.

Former teen moms say yes to condoms in school

Tebogo Malema was a pregnant in her matric year and that’s why she says she backs government’s proposal to give condoms to kids.

‘His erection is just not on:’ Erectile dysfunction threatens to tear couple apart

June 3, 2015
OurHealth   Sexuality  

When Khensane met Craig* it was love at first sight and the couple soon became engaged, unwillingness to talk about what’s going on between the sheets threatens to destroy their happy union even before they walk down the isle.

Marikana residents could stay, receive services

Residents of Marikana informal settlement outside Pretoria say they have languished for years without water, electricity or rubbish removal services. As a court case continues that may lead to residents’ removal, there may be a way for the community to stay.

Gogo shares secrets to long life

May 20, 2015
OurHealth  

Lucy Mahlangu is 100 years old and credits a life lived free of alcohol and cigarettes for her longevity.

Coping with childhood eczema

May 19, 2015
Children's Health   OurHealth  

Thabitha Rakoma spent months trying to cure the dry patches of skin on her baby boy’s face until her local clinic diagnosed the problem.