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More supermarkets mean more unhealthy food choices

August 14, 2018       News  

Shopping in supermarkets significantly increases body mass index (BMI), and contributes to eating more processed and highly processed foods and less fresh fruit and vegetables, this is according to a recent study.

The secret pain of sex workers and their children

August 14, 2018
News  

Most sex workers hide what they do for a living from those closest to them – especially their own children, causing pain and distrust mainly because South Africa does not legitimise their work.

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.

Discovery: NHI system is ‘pragmatic and workable’

August 13, 2018
National Health Insurance  

Discovery Health believes that the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill confirms that medical schemes will continue to exist alongside the NHI system

Dudu Dlamini: From poverty to sex work

August 13, 2018
News  

This women’s month, we speak to Dlamini on her activism, feminism and her goal to see the profession of sex work decriminalised.

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.

Calls for action against former Gauteng Health MECs

August 8, 2018
News   OurHealth  

Civil society organisations – enraged by the recent nominations of disgraced politicians Brian Hlongwa and Qedani Mahlangu to the provincial executive committee – have threatened to lead a revolt against the ruling ANC.

Safety net for depressed #FeesMustFall activists

August 8, 2018
OurHealth  

Some student activists have been left suffering from depression following the #FeesMustFall protests that erupted on campuses around the country in 2015 – but one student is hoping to help activists deal with their trauma.