NORTH WEST – Breeding chickens at home, also known as backyard poultry farming, has come under the spotlight following this week’s recall of over 200-million eggs in the US.
MPUMALANGA – After two days of being left to cope without meals, clean gowns and bedding, patients at Themba Hospital in Kabokweni, Mpumalanga are once again receiving proper care. Disgruntled workers are the hospital embarked on strike action on Monday citing bad working conditions as the cause.
Unless the quality of food that Africans eat is addressed, the continent will not be able to address under-nutrition and obesity-related diseases or meet global nutrition goals.
The increasing number of medical malpractice litigation claims in South Africa have been described as an ‘explosion’ by Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, who warns that the compassion-based practice of medicine is being replaced by defensive medicine and mistrust.
LIMPOPO – While most of the schools damaged during demarcation protests in Vuwani have been renovated, Frank Mukhaswakule Primary School in Mashau village has been left with unfinished classrooms, dilapidated old pit toilets and dangerous holes on the school grounds.
In the past few weeks Gauteng schools have been rocked by robberies with thieves targeting computers and food meant for the school nutrition programme.