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NGO builds wheelchair ramps in Limpopo homes

November 23, 2018

Health activists are striving to improve the lives of disabled children in a Limpopo village by renovating their homes.

Nyaope addict’s desperate cry: “I want to quit!”

December 20, 2016

When he started experimenting with nyaope during his final year of high school in 2009, Tebogo Nelson Manoto (29) from Mametlhake near Pretoria never dreamed he would still be battling to stop seven years later.

Drug withdrawal without pain?

August 17, 2015
Addiction & Rehabilitation  

Despite growing nyaope addiction, only one public health treatment centre in the country offers Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST), which gives a medical helping hand to opiod drug addicts who are trying to kick their habit. Instead, addicts are expected to go ‘cold turkey’ and many relapse from sheer pain

Life on two wheels about maintenance as much as access

March 17, 2015
Children's Health   OurHealth   Rural Health  

Life has been an uphill fight for eight-year-old Sonke Shongwe who was born paralysed from the waist down. For him and many disabled children across the country, getting a wheelchair is only the first step.

Why do men rape? Gender-based violence documentary premiere

December 11, 2014
Gender   Survivor Stories   Violence  

South Africa may have one of the highest rape rates in the world, similar to countries at war but why do men rape? Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking and Health-e News investigate in this latest documentary.

Free drugs keep Tshwane nyaope users hooked

Some Tshwane drug dealers are allegedly giving nyaope away free to keep users hooked, say two young men from outside Hammanskraal who say they are ready to get clean.