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VIDEO: Tech tool for rape survivors

October 5, 2017
Gender   Multimedia   Sexual Violence   Video   Women's Health  

The level of rape in South Africa is comparable to a war zone. Health-e’s Izwi Lami campaign allows survivors to share their voices, access counseling services and campaign for change, all through a free SMS conversation.

MULTIMEDIA: From blesser to sex trafficker

September 20, 2017
Multimedia   News  

Activists warn against the normalisation of the sugar daddy or blesser culture, where girls are lured into sex in exchange for material goods, bringing them closer to trafficking.

VIDEO: Rural gogos left stranded by ambulances

June 21, 2017

Health-e reported on medical neglect in the Eastern Cape nearly two years ago. Rural grandmothers say little has changed.

VIDEO: A balanced diet in an unequal society

Many South Africans don’t earn enough to afford healthy foods and end up with ‘lifestyle’ diseases like diabetes. Noma-Afrika is a domestic worker whose story illustrates that inequality permeates our diets too.

No time for emergencies

May 8, 2017
Multimedia   Stockouts   Video  

SA’s grandmothers are breadwinners in their old age, and their inability to access decent healthcare quickly impacts on their children, grandchildren and their entire communities.

VIDEO: Teens battle drug-resistant TB

March 29, 2017

Around 32,000 children are infected with MDR-TB (multi-drug resistant tuberculosis) every year.

Educational inclusion for children with Down Syndrome

March 23, 2017
Multimedia   News  

Tuesday was Human Rights Day in South Africa, but it was also World Down Syndrome Day, a day to celebrate the individuals and families fighting for inclusion of their children and loved ones.