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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.

Girl forced to quit school over birth certificate

January 2, 2017
News   Social Services  

A 13 year old Limpopo girl is being denied her right to education – because she does not have a birth certificate.

Happy Christmas for a centre that faced closure

December 22, 2016
News   OurHealth   Social Services  

After a bleak Christmas last year, children at the Ha-Mashau Drop-in Centre in Limpopo are set to have a festive season after the centre received funds from the Department of Social Development in the province.

SA kids need family support to avoid drugs

Children are more likely to turn to drugs when their parents are absent in the home, according to Soul City.

Dead psychiatric patient was ‘well’ before being moved

September 16, 2016
Disability   Mental Health   News   Nursing   Nutrition   Social Services  

The brother of a deceased mentally-ill patient says he was healthy before being moved from a Life Esidimeni facility.

System fails women desperate for safety

Domestic violence survivors rely on shelters to help leave life threatening relationships – and navigate the obstacles of the criminal justice system.

Gogo’s deathbed wish fails

June 29, 2016
OurHealth   Social Services  

For over a year a social worker has worked tirelessly to try and reunite a sick 86-year-old Limpopo woman with her long lost family, but to no avail.