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Contractors delay reopening of KwaMhlanga mortuary

January 18th, 2019       OurHealth  

Workers at the KwaMhlanga Forensic Pathology Services Centre in Mpumalanga are unhappy with their poor working conditions. Balise Mabona writes that the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) wants renovations to the pathology facility to be completed so it can re-open after it was closed down for failing to comply with infrastructural requirements.

Teens lend hand in abuse prevention programme

March 19, 2002
Children's Health  

International research shows that between 50% and 65% of adult sex offenders commit their first sexual offences as children aged between 13 and 17 years.This is according to a report tabled at the parliamentary hearing on Sexual Abuse of Children last week by Buyi Mbambo, a United Nations representative for the Child Justice Project in […]

Struggle for health continues in Eastern Cape

March 15, 2002
Public Health & Health Systems  

Health conditions in the former Transkei have worsened since 1994, mainly thanks to poor management and budget cuts.

Justice system failing children – HRC report

March 14, 2002
Children's Health  

A report on sexual offences against children by the South African Human Rights Commission is due to be released this month. Entitled “Sexual Offences Against Children – Does the Criminal Justice System Protect Children?”, the report concludes that the justice system is failing.

When the elderly look after the young

March 14, 2002
HIV and AIDS  

In the Umzimkhulu district of the Eastern Cape, the widow of the late Chief of the AmaBhaca, Zaineth Bly and a few elderly women have taken it upon themselves to look after orphans whose parents have died of AIDS-related illnesses. Bly says this group of elderly women felt that there was a need to help […]

NAPWA asks for special grant for people with AIDS

March 13, 2002
HIV and AIDS  

NAPWA, the National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS, has called on government to make available a social grant of R1 000 to people who are ill and unfit to work as a result of AIDS. In a memorandum addressed to the Minister of Social Development Zola Skweyiya, dated 22 February 2002, NAPWA demands as […]

Seeing the signs of child abuse

March 13, 2002
Children's Health  

“Child abusers are not people who sit in a dirty park somewhere” -clinical social workers. The sexual abuse of a child often happens over a long time before signs that a child is experiencing trauma are picked up. In this focus on child abuse, we find out what behavioural patterns to watch out for in […]

Parliament hears evidence on child sexual abuse

March 13, 2002
Children's Health  

For three days starting on Monday March 11, organisations and individuals working in the filed of child abuse are gathering in Parliament to provide evidence on the sexual abuse of children. The hearings follow last year’s high number of child rapes that were reported in the media. The public hearings, which take place in Cape […]