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Police unveil plans to protect women

August 17, 2017

Days after a deputy minister bashed a woman in a club, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula issued a six-point plan to fight sexual and domestic violence.

Traditional councils should help victims to report abuse

August 17, 2017

For Thuthuzela Care Centres operating in rural areas such as Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape, rape cases that go unreported and are discussed only by traditional councils remain the biggest challenge for the centres.

Domestic violence, rape & ritual killings plague Vhembe

August 16, 2017

LIMPOPO – Despite several campaigns and pleas by the residents, cases of domestic violence in the Vhembe district are on the increase.

Diabetes – the silent killer

August 15, 2017

Goodman Gwala had dreams of playing professional football but now he struggles to walk after his left toes were amputated. The cause? Diabetes.

Abortion: Health workers undermining women’s rights

August 14, 2017

The refusal of large numbers of healthworkers to perform abortions is driving women to seek unsafe backstreet procedures. Professor EDDIE MHLANGA calls on medical schools to address students’ bias against abortion and teach them how to remedy botched procedures

Sugary drinks tax on track

August 11, 2017

The proposed tax on sugary drinks is likely to go ahead later this year, following negotiations between government, labour and industry at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac).

Health-e and Heala on the Tekano team

August 10, 2017

Both organisations are represented among the first group of Tekano fellows recently announced in South Africa.