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Food safety a threat to global health and economies

February 12, 2019

With an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually, unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies all over the world.

SA’s HIV score: ‘A’ for meds, ‘F’ for condoms

January 31, 2019

While South Africa has increased HIV spending at district level with stellar results, access to condoms has plummeted, according to the latest District Health Barometer (DHB).

Disabled child refused a place at school

January 29, 2019

Out of the 32 schools that offer support to learners with cerebral palsy in Gauteng, an official at the Ekurhuleni district office has allegedly turned one family away, telling them there was no school suitable for their four-year-old with special needs.

Domestic violence NGO woes: No end in sight

January 22, 2019

LIMPOPO – Hope for the Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme (TVEP) to continue operating from an Old Embassy building in Sibasa is slowly fading.

Contractors delay reopening of KwaMhlanga mortuary

January 18, 2019

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.

Obese 9-year-old turns to comfort eating after rape

January 18, 2019

NORTHERN CAPE – Nine-year old Tshepi* weighs 68,9kg and wears size 42 clothes. Her parents, concerned that she has also already started getting her periods, are worried that if she continues to gain weight she will not be able to enjoy her childhood.

Efforts to contain foot and mouth outbreak

January 15, 2019

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has confirmed that it has put control measures in place to curb the spread of foot and mouth disease in Limpopo.