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Taxi drivers rave about outreach TB, HIV services

April 14, 2015
HIV and AIDS   OurHealth   Tuberculosis (TB)  

Sandile Ngcobo’s day starts at 4am. By the time his 16-hour shift as a Pietermaritzburg taxi driver is over, local clinics are closed and that is why Ngcobo says he welcomed the chance to test for HIV and tuberculosis (TB) at work.

Sex in the Mother City under the spotlight

April 13, 2015
HIV and AIDS   Sexuality  

Almost a quarter of Capetonians admit to starting a new relationship while still being in a relationship with someone else, according to a new study looking at sex in the Mother City.

No rise in smuggling when cigarette branding is removed

April 10, 2015
Cancer and Tobacco Control  

Anti-tobacco experts have argued that bright packaging helps attract younger smokers (File photo) Research conducted in Sydney and recently presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Thoracic Society for Australia and New Zealand found no...

Community cracks down on allegedly poor work on sewer upgrade

April 10, 2015

Municipal inspectors and surveyors say they are not happy with work done to improve sewage systems in the North West communities of Lebaleng and Makwassie.

TB: Taxis’ deadly passenger

April 9, 2015
OurHealth   Tuberculosis (TB)  

Millions of South Africans rely on minibus taxis daily, but South Africa’s most widely used mode of public transport could also be ferrying a deadly passenger.

Cancer may be under-diagnosed in prisoners

April 8, 2015
Cancer and Tobacco Control  

Prisoner Lucas Mngadi* died within four months of being diagnosed with colon cancer after complaining for months about pain.

Mental illness alarming in prisons

April 8, 2015
Mental Health   News  

Prison warders are unable to distinguish between a naturally violent inmate and a mentally ill inmate as they receive no training in identifying mental illness.