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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.

Traditional leaders champion cancer cause

December 7, 2017

EASTERN CAPE – Women in traditional leadership formed initiatives to embark on cancer awareness campaigns to educate their communities on dangers, early detection and prevention of breast cancer.

Bigger the belly, wealthier the man, say villagers

December 6, 2017

For a number of previously disadvantaged communities, the bigger the belly the wealthier an individual is a common perception.

Parliament finally passes sugary drinks tax

December 5, 2017

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) today passed the tax on sugary drinks, which is part of the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Revenue Law Amendment Bill.

Soup kitchen reduce food costs for poor families

December 5, 2017

Alexandra non-profit organisation Ucedo Lwa Bantu (Help for the Nation), originally established to help patients with chronic illnesses adhere to their medication programmes, has instead become a feeding programme.

Public Works to evict rape support NGO

December 4, 2017

The national Department of Public Works wants to evict the Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Project (TVEP) from its rundown offices, despite the fact that it is the only organisation in Vhembe that provides services to people who have been raped and abused. 

Collision of HIV and NCDs

December 1, 2017

Elizabeth Meyer was first diagnosed with HIV in 2002, but has managed to keep the virus in check for many years and only started ARV treatment a couple of months ago. She is far more troubled by her diabetes and hypertension.