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Gauteng food banks remain empty

December 3, 2018
News  

Amost half-a-million Gauteng beneficiaries reliant on feeding schemes under the suspended provincial food bank programme, having already gone hungry for four months, are now facing a bleak Christmas.

HIV: One child infected every two minutes

November 30, 2018
News  

AIDS kills 76 adolescents around the world every day, and some 360 000 will die by 2030 unless “urgent” action is taken.

Obesity: is it you or ‘the system’?

October 15, 2018
News  

South Africans are getting fatter every year. Is it because we lack self-control or is it because big food companies are ruthlessly targeting this country? Kerry Cullinan, Amy Green and Pontsho Pilane report.

The secret pain of sex workers and their children

August 14, 2018
News  

Most sex workers hide what they do for a living from those closest to them – especially their own children, causing pain and distrust mainly because South Africa does not legitimise their work.

‘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.

SA kids in big fat trouble, warns Federation

October 10, 2016
Breastfeeding   Children's Health   Diabetes  

High rates of overweight exist alongside malnutrition and experts predict an ailing future for the nation’s children if urgent action is not taken.

Takalani Sesame: new project to combat child mortality

August 23, 2016
Children's Health   News  

A new programme aimed at addressing the high mortality rate of children under five years old has been launched in the Eastern Cape – using puppets and educational play to teach small children basic healthcare that could save their lives. Siya Booi reports…