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Ill woman’s ‘sangoma trauma’

March 29, 2019

When she was 28, Isabell Gama from Emanyeveni in Mpumalanga thought that the tingling in her feet was due to idlozi; her ancestors were calling her to become a sangoma but she had not answered the call.

A 13-year-old forced to become mom’s caregiver

July 10, 2018

MPUMALANGA – The 13-year-old daughter of a single mother who recently survived a second stroke has become the woman’s caregiver.

Albinos fear for safety after murder

May 2, 2018
News   OurHealth  

The murder of a 13-year-old albino girl and the theft of body parts from a 28-year-old albino man hours after he was buried has Mpumalanga residents angry and fearing for the lives of other albino people.

Alzheimer’s patients misunderstood and mistreated

April 25, 2018
Mental Health   News   OurHealth  

MPUMALANGA – “I remember the last time my mother disappeared. People from a nearby community found her walking alone in the middle of the night naked. She couldn’t remember her own name and because she was naked people thought she was a witch. They wanted to burn her alive.”

Plans to relocate Standerton TB Hospital

January 5, 2018
News   OurHealth  

The Standerton TB hospital in Mpumalanga’s Gert Sibande District could possibly be relocated to other premises in the province where it will be better used.

SA mom gets the country’s first bionic hand

December 15, 2017

Mpumalanga mother Bridgette Mokoena, who lost part of her hand in a car crash in 2010, is the first South African to receive a bionic hand replacement.

Climate change brings unseasonal malaria outbreak

May 13, 2017

The recent outbreak caused panic as hospitals overflowed with malaria patients.