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Salmonella a risk with backyard chickens

April 10, 2018       News  

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.

Dead bodies and food contamination: Your questions answered

April 10, 2018

This week the Sowetan reported that food products were being stored under the same roof as a mortuary in Pretoria East sparking concerns about food contamination.

Our year in review

April 9, 2018

READ all about how we reported on obesity prevention, started a campaign against rape, and broke the Esidimeni story on television in our latest Annual Report

‘Food apartheid’ is stoking violence

April 9, 2018
Multimedia   Nutrition  

Hunger is driving violence and entrenching the social divides created by apartheid, as under-nourished children are unable to catch up to their peers.

Diepsloot kids get food boost

April 9, 2018
News   OurHealth  

Almost three-quarters of Diepsloot residents live below the poverty line, while over half of adults are unemployed, according to Kliptown and Diepsloot study done by Planact.

Welfare system fails rural orphans

April 6, 2018
Children's Health   News   OurHealth   Social Services  

While it takes 30 working days for a foster care grant to be processed, checked and either approved or refused, the system has failed four orphan children from rural Tzaneen for well over a year.

Potchefstroom Hospital’s filing disaster

On a Monday at 7.30am the waiting area at the Potchefstroom Hospital in the North West province is packed full of patients. Every seat is taken, people stand at the door and general chit chat revolves around how many hours people expect to spend in the queue.

VIDEO: A hungry, violent South Africa

April 4, 2018

Studies find there are links between the rising levels of hunger and violence in South Africa.