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Mentally ill man left alone after mom’s death

May 7, 2018
Disability   News   OurHealth   Rural Health  

LIMPOPO – The plight of a 27-year-old mentally and physically handicapped man from Mpheni village, outside Louis Trichard is growing increasingly worse as nobody is looking after him and a loan shark retains possession of his social grant card.

Stigma hinders rehabilitation of rural disabled

May 3, 2018
Disability   News   OurHealth   Rural Health  

The stigma attached to disabled people in rural communities is proving to be a real problem for caregivers in Limpopo who are being hampered in their efforts to help and educate.

Family to appeal ruling in school toilet case

April 24, 2018
News   OurHealth   Rural Health  

LIMPOPO – The Komape family, with the help of Section27, is set to appeal the judgment handed by the Polokwane High Court dismissing their claim for R3-million compensation for the death of five-year-old Michael Komape who drowned in a pit toilet at school.

Limpopo moves to curb malaria

January 4, 2018
OurHealth   Rural Health  

The Limpopo Malaria Institute says a high number of malaria cases have already been reported in the province and work is underway to disinfect close to 800 000 households across Limpopo.

400 toilets for rural villagers in Limpopo

December 22, 2017
OurHealth   Rural Health   Water & Sanitation  

LIMPOPO – The provision of 400 toilets for the residents of Mavhunga village, outside Louis Trichard, has brought an end to years of struggle.

‘Prophet’ accused of rape gets bail

September 20, 2017
OurHealth   Rural Health   Sexual Violence  

LIMPOPO – Pastor Confidence Monyela (32), accused of raping young girls in one-on-one prayer sessions, was granted R12 000 bail by the Lenyenye Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Liquor board fights alcohol abuse in rural Eastern Cape

July 21, 2017
Alcohol & Drugs   OurHealth   Rural Health  

In its efforts to reduce alcohol abuse among young people, the Eastern Cape Liquor Board has been hosting sports tournaments in different parts of the province.