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Sick building, sick health department

November 28, 2018       News  

For the past eight months, the national Department of Health has been unable address poor conditions at its head office, Civitas, in part because of a breakdown in relations between the Minister and the Director General.

Health facilities fail to provide counselling for rape survivors

Could the lack of adequate counselling and mental health services in South Africa’s health facilities leave sexual violence survivors more vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicide? A new national study gives us the answers.

Rural filmmaker breaks infertility silence

November 28, 2018

Infertility is seldom talked about in rural communities but award-winning filmmaker Molatelo Maenetja has made a film, When Babies Don’t Come, to break the stigma surrounding the issue.

NHI Bill being pushed for elections?

November 27, 2018

The Presidency and Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi seem intent on pushing the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill through Parliament before next year’s election despite major unanswered questions.

Thulo’s tanning skill feeds him

November 27, 2018

Enterprising rural villager Thulo Tshehlo has come up with an enterprising way to make a living for himself using only a stone and a spade as his tools of the trade.

One toilet for patients and staff at Limpopo clinic

November 27, 2018

LIMPOPO – With only a single working toilet shared by both male and female patients at Sibasa Clinic in Makwarela, outside Thohoyandou, security personnel at the clinic are concerned.

Crime syndicate targets Limpopo hospitals

November 26, 2018

A criminal syndicate seems to be targeting Limpopo hospitals after two armed robberies within 24 hours at doctors’ residences.

Violence ruins lives: Villagers take action

November 26, 2018

EASTERN CAPE – Ahead of the annual marking of 16 Days of Activism for no violence against Women and Children, rural villagers have taken to the streets to speak out.