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Disability activist on a drive to get people to walk in her shoes

December 31, 2018
Disability   Women's Health  

Masingita Masungu is embarking on an epic journey from Cape Town to Cairo to celebrate Africa’s diversity as she spreads her message: “Walk in my shoes”.

It takes more than just prayer to heal people

December 28, 2018

Doreen Madlalate, an oncology nurse at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, tells Pontsho Pilane about why she preaches the gospel of health to her fellow churchgoers.

Gogos get fit for a purpose

December 27, 2018

Gogos from Tembisa have taken charge of their health by joining a fitness club. The Bophelong Fitness Club provides free fitness training sessions for women who want to keep healthy during their golden years.

Old age home seeks community support

December 24, 2018

The community of Tembisa has been urged to offer its support to senior citizens. This call was made by Cornelia Mbuqe, centre manager of the Tembisa Old Age Home in Ekurhuleni, which accommodates 32 pensioners at its facility.

Clinic accused of sending sick baby away

This mother was allegedly turned away when she took her ailing baby to their local clinic.

How to survive (your family) during the holidays

December 19, 2018
Mental Health  

The Christmas break is seen as a time to spend with loved ones, go on holiday or take some time off work. But for many people, their families could be the source of their anxiety and depression, making the “festive” season, a time of loneliness and sadness.

The war on our minds

December 18, 2018
Mental Health  

South Africa is not at war, yet our rates of violence are similar to war zones. Virtually every child surveyed in Soweto has witnessed extreme violence, which means they have more in common with Palestinian children than our African neighbours – and our mental health is suffering.