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Diabetes awareness kicks into high gear in Alex

November 23, 2017
News   OurHealth  

ALEXANDRA – The City of Joburg has embarked on a diabetes awareness campaign in an effort to educate residents of the large township on the dangers of the illness, now ranked the second cause of natural deaths after TB.

Relief for hospice after Health-e publishes their plight

November 21, 2017
News   OurHealth  

The critical care work done by the Alexandra Hospice will no longer be disrupted by the frequent power cuts experienced in the area thanks to the donation of blankets and a generator from African Bank.

Cold front has emergency services on standby

November 17, 2017
News   OurHealth  

As the South African Weather Service has announced that there will be a cold front moving across Johannesburg in the days leading towards the weekend, the City of Johannesburg has urged residents to be cautious.

Komape trial re-opens wounds for his family

November 16, 2017
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – When Lydia Komape (27) even hears the name ‘Michael’ she experiences a surge of anger and sadness as it reminds her of her little brother who died at school when the pit toilet he was using collapsed, causing him to drown in faeces.

Family sues over poor sanitation following son’s death

November 14, 2017
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LIMPOPO – More than a hundred residents gathered outside the Polokwane High Court on Monday morning to show their support of the family of six-year-old Michael Komape who are suing the Department of Education for the poor sanitation which lead to his death in 2014.

Family of little beggars finally gets help

November 10, 2017
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MPUMALANGA – Help is, at last, being given to a 12-year-old boy and his four younger siblings who had to beg for food to keep themselves and their mother alive.

Villagers blame dirty river after malaria scare

November 9, 2017
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – After a rush of malaria cases were reported, rural villagers in Vhembe are blaming the illegal dumping of dirty nappies and dirty rivers for fuelling the spread of malaria-carrying mosquitos.