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SADMON 4: Autopsy of the Phila campaign  

November 22, 2018
News  

The bill for July 2017 was R17-million but very little was achieved – and the Department of Health shouldered some of the blame as it often was not available to approve Phila activities.

A non-violent society needs non-violent parenting

November 21, 2018
News  

Children learn violence from a young age, often within their homes, so to create a more peaceful South Africa, experts warn that care-givers must stop spanking kids.

SADMON 3: Red Ribbon or white elephant?

November 21, 2018
News  

Millions of condoms pile up at the Department of Health’s Red Ribbon warehouse as there seems to be no budget to pay couriers.

SADMON 2: How not to manage a govt contract

November 20, 2018
News  

Monthly progress reports submitted by Sadmon are studded with incidences of frustration and finger pointing. While the Department of Health is clearly highly ineffectual in extracting value from this contract, Sadmon are not the innovative, mass media communication experts they profess to be.

SADMON files 1: DoH awards R352m to controversial company

November 19, 2018
News  

In 2015 Johannesburg-based company, Sadmon Projects and Consulting was awarded a three year, R352 million tender to handle the Department of Health’s “mass media communication and social media mobilisation campaign” relating to HIV & AIDS, Tuberculosis and maternal child & women’s health, as well as the promotion of healthy lifestyles. Spotlight’s Anneliese King reports

Parents building school toilets for their kids

November 19, 2018
News  

The ongoing challenge of pit toilets at schools is continuing, with the situation in the Eastern Cape become so dire that parents have taken to actually building toilets themselves.

Diabetes: Your leg or your life

November 19, 2018
News  

It is one of our fastest-growing epidemics. But managing diabetes is complicated when diagnosed late – the main problem for most South Africans. HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green spends time in a surgical ward where people living with complications from the condition often have to choose between amputation and death. And once they have lost a […]