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Equal Education marches to Department of Education

December 3, 2018
News  

Five years after pledges were made to address sanitation issues in Gauteng schools, still there are schools with more than 51 learners poor toilet, broken toilets, broken taps, toilet doors that don’t lock and schools with more than 400 children per cleaner.

Healthy lunch boxes part of fight against obesity

October 18, 2018
News  

The number of South African children who are overweight or obesity is on the increase. Professor Salome Kruger of the Nutrition Centre of Excellence at the University of North West believes work needs to be done to combat this problem in school-going children.

Cheque fraud syndicate targets EC schools

September 6, 2018
News  

The Eastern Cape Department of Education has uncovered a cheque fraud syndicate that targets schools in Alfred Nzo municipality.

Blessers: A short cut to a short life

April 10, 2017
HIV Prevention   News  

A production by the National Children’s Theatre brings to light the shocking normalisation and risks of the pervasive blesser-blessee phenomenon in South Africa writes Kim Harrisberg.

Norah takes sex education to schools

April 5, 2017
HIV and AIDS   OurHealth  

Diagnosed HIV positive at birth, pregnant at 16, raped at 19 – a young woman raised in Soweto is using her own life experiences to teach young people about HIV and unwanted pregnancy.

Helping young women retain their dignity

January 2, 2017
Gender   News   Women's Health  

The Princess Campaign – a new project spearheaded by Jozi FM – aims to ensure that 651 Joburg schoolgirls between the ages of 12 and 15 no longer have to miss school because of their monthly cycle.

maternal deaths

Policy: South Africa’s Integrated School Health Programme

Introduced in 2012, the policy aims to strengthen the country’s school health services and forms the basis of South Africa’s Integrated School Health Programme.