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'Coke, stop guzzling our water!'

February 12, 2018       News  

How is Coca Cola in Cape Town able to use over a million litres of water every day while poor households are having their water cut off, asks the Water Crisis Coalition

Life Esidimeni: Untold consequences of trauma

February 12, 2018
News  

Families of the 140-plus psychiatric patients who died after being moved from Life Esidimeni facilities to irregularly registered non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have suffered so much that some themselves are now dying.

Contraception, HIV and control over black women’s bodies

February 12, 2018
News  

The apartheid-era practices of injecting women with a controversial contraceptive called Depo Provera without their consent, is persisting today, according to multiple reports from activists, health workers and women who use public health. HEALTH-E’s Amy Green reports.

Sick mother encourages cervical cancer checks

February 9, 2018
News   OurHealth  

Mpumalanga – A late diagnosis of cervical cancer has urged Mpumalanga mother Phumzile Mlombo to urge other women to check regularly for the disease to ensure early diagnosis and a better chance of survival.

Scammers steal granny’s identity document

February 9, 2018
News   OurHealth  

An 89-year-old woman from Khujwana Village outside Tzaneen discovered she was the victim of identity theft when she went to draw her pension grant in December, only to be told that she was no longer registered on the system.

Caregiver seeks legal advice over unpaid grants

February 8, 2018
News   OurHealth  

An Alexandra woman, who has been providing a place of safety for homeless children, is furious after she was paid only R4 253 in December instead of the R20 000 she believes is owed to her.

Limpopo health warns community about listeriosis

February 7, 2018
News   OurHealth  

The Limpopo Department of Health has issued warnings to the local community to thoroughly wash vegetables before eating them as the Listeriosis outbreak continues to spread across the country with the current national death toll sitting at 67.

Poverty stalking SA families

February 6, 2018
News   OurHealth  

Instead of enjoying her old age in comfort, Shongani Mkhize (81) spends her days badly stressed about when her family will next be able to eat again.