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Toxic sludge ‘will kill people’

March 26, 2019

WATER CASE STUDY: Parys residents say their tap water is dirty and stinks like rotten eggs, and experts say it’s because of sewage going into the Vaal River.

Water crises sweep country

March 26, 2019

Forget power cuts. What is happening to our water supply is much more serious. After two decades of little or no maintenance of municipal sewerage plants, corruption and indifference, South Africans are vulnerable to medieval, water-borne diseases and something even more serious: thirst.

TB patients still shunned by families

March 25, 2019

Despite South Africa being the only country in the world to make a new TB drug available to all who have drug-resistant TB, many TB patients are still avoided by their families.

Shorter cure for resistant TB

March 14, 2019

Drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) can be cured in less than half the time, cutting costs and improving the chances that patients will complete the gruelling treatment, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Disabled student with no limbs graduates with new hopes and dreams

March 10, 2019

After years of hard work disabled student Tinyiko Gwambe will soon be qualifying as a social worker, and has new ambitions of getting her own custom-made car.

Health department accused of xenophobia

March 9, 2019

After a second provincial circular came to light instructing health facilities to charge non-citizens in full for services, the National Department of Health (NDoH) has vehemently denied it is fuelling xenophobic sentiments.

New HIV drug safe with preventive TB meds

March 7, 2019

A new blockbuster HIV drug is safe in combination with a shorter and more effective prescription to prevent deadly tuberculosis (TB), according to breaking research from South Africa.