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Rural youth offers a lifeline to depressed teens

August 17, 2018
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – The many young women of Vhembe that are abused or traumatised and end up either keeping their pain to themselves or committing suicide now have someone keen to help them.

Nurse tackles gender gap in healthcare

August 17, 2018
OurHealth  

Ikageng has seven general practitioners, all of whom are men, but Sister Vuiswa Leseka has opened a private clinic in the North West township and aims to challenge the gender gap in healthcare.

Unemployment prevents healthy eating

August 16, 2018
OurHealth  

While health experts advise people to stick to a healthy diet, the current economic climate is making this difficult for many.

Adoption red tape denies orphan a home

August 15, 2018
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ALEXANDRA – A lack of professional capacity and despite tireless work by an elderly couple to take her into foster care, 12-year-old Lebogang Mokoka has never had a family.

How money-wise gogos avoid loan sharks?

August 14, 2018
OurHealth  

FREE STATE – A small group of grannies, all strapped for money but determined not to make use of loan sharks, have come up with a unique savings plan that benefits both themselves and others.

Dumped foetus highlights backstreet abortions

August 14, 2018
OurHealth  

NORTHERN CAPE – The recent discovery of a foetus dumped in a bin by a Gamagara municipal workers has highlighted the issue of young women failing to access safe abortions at their local clinics and instead choosing other harmful solutions.

Survivors use experience to support abuse victims

August 10, 2018
OurHealth  

A group of Tembisa women, once victims of domestic abuse, have joined together to encourage other victims and help them escape from abusive situations. Marcia Moyana writes that the Women Safety Promoters (WSP) as they call themselves, want to ensure that women from Tembisa who are victims of physical and sexual abuse receive support.