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Villagers left without water after bad municipal investments

November 9, 2018

LIMPOPO – Vhembe District Municipality, responsible for providing water services to the entire district, appears to have lost over R 300 million which was invested with the embattled VBS Mutual Bank.

Rural students lead initiative to clean the environment

August 7, 2018
OurHealth   Rural Health  

LIMPOPO – After realising that local rivers in the Vhembe district have been polluted by uninformed villagers who don’t understand the importance of the clean environment to their health, young students have made it their priority to clean and educate people about health benefits of clean environment.

Residents halt water project until they get jobs

August 2, 2018

LIMPOPO – A water project meant to supply Mashau village and surrounding villages in Vuwani with clean drinking water is under threat after residents who were promised temporary employment at the project were not hired.

Nurses stop working after hours over safety concerns

July 13, 2018
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Nurses at Mutale Health Centre in Tshilamba, outside Thohoyandou, have stopped working after hours, saying they do not feel safe at night inside dilapidated and damaged buildings.

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‘Young people do not like using condoms’

July 4, 2018
HIV and AIDS   News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Young people who do not like using condoms during sexual intercourse in Vhembe are the main cause behind the high rate of unwanted babies and the spread of sexual transmitted infections such as HIV.

Vhembe battles rising rate of child abuse

June 8, 2018
News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – The already-high numbers of reported cases of child abuse – physical and sexual – has activists who are watching the situation concerned, as they have noticed a steady rise in numbers.

Mentally ill man left alone after mom’s death

May 7, 2018
Disability   News   OurHealth   Rural Health  

LIMPOPO – The plight of a 27-year-old mentally and physically handicapped man from Mpheni village, outside Louis Trichard is growing increasingly worse as nobody is looking after him and a loan shark retains possession of his social grant card.