SA’s Traditional Leaders Can Help Debunk Patriarchy Myths

By SAPeople Contributor 22-02-19 09:02

As custodians of culture, traditional leaders are ideally placed within communities to expose myths around patriarchy and notions of ownership over the bodies of women that continue to persist. This is according to the Minister of Women Bathabile Dlamini, who on Thursday addressed a dialogue with traditional leaders. The Minister said her department supports and […]

Semenya Accuses IAAF of Breach of Regulations at CAS Hearing

By Reuters 19-02-19 12:43

Caster Semenya has said the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) breached confidentiality regulations ahead of her appeal hearing on Monday where she is fighting for her athletics future. The South African 800-metres double Olympic champion is seeking to overturn a new set of IAAF regulations that are aimed at lowering the testosterone levels of […]

International Rare Disease Day – 28 February 2019

By SAPeople Contributor 08-02-19 16:18

The countdown to International Rare Disease Day 2019 has officially begun. Taking place on 28 February, the 12th edition of the annual event will see Rare Diseases South Africa (RDSA) increasing the visibility of rare diseases among the general public. This year’s theme, ‘Bridging the Gap’ is dedicated to living beyond diagnoses, calling attention to […]

Angels’ Work in the Karoo, South Africa

By Julienne du Toit 07-02-19 16:00

Ivonne Gentle has been looking after dying dear ones since she was six years old, when the first of her three sisters passed away from cancer… writes Julienne du Toit. By the time her third sister succumbed in 2000, Ivonne and her husband Tommie had moved from Gauteng to the little Northern Cape settlement of […]

Looking for Lasting Love? SA’s Top Matchmaker Shares the Secret(s)

By SAPeople Contributor 07-02-19 12:08

Valentine’s Day is only a week away when the world focuses on LOVE. One of the country’s foremost professional matchmakers warns that modern living with all its stresses and technological advances can rob South Africans of the necessary skills to create and maintain healthy relationships. Kas Naidoo believes that SA’s alarming divorce rate could be lowered if […]

Over 10 000 Cattle Vaccinated Against Foot and Mouth Disease

By SAPeople Contributor 05-02-19 14:59

Over 10 000 cattle affected by Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) have been vaccinated to eliminate the spread of the outbreak. This follows confirmed FMD in cattle in the Vhembe District of Limpopo early this year. Updating the media on the status of FMD in Pretoria on Monday, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana said […]

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World Cancer Day: Call for Access to Proper Treatment

By SAPeople Contributor 05-02-19 08:32

World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director Dr Matshidiso Moeti says thousands of lives can be saved in Africa with proper cancer prevention, early detection, access to proper treatment and care. Moeti made the remarks on Monday as the world commemorates World Cancer Day. This year’s World Cancer Day is observed under the theme “I am […]

INSPIRING: South African Muso Sings for Road Accident Victim.

By SAPeople Contributor 31-01-19 17:23

Yesterday, South African musician Seb Goldswain shared the following inspiring encounter he had with road accident victim, Kobus, on Facebook. Here is Seb’s account, in his words: “Yesterday I received a phone call from Brett Nydahl, a psychologist friend, asking if I would consider playing a few songs for one of her hospital patients on his […]

Foot and Mouth Disease Confirmed in South Africa

By SAPeople Contributor 08-01-19 15:36

Positive laboratory results have confirmed Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in cattle in the Vhembe District of Limpopo, South Africa, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said on Tuesday. In a statement, the department said samples were collected during a disease investigation after reports of cattle with lameness were received. The positive location is […]

What’s Your Status? 10 Facts to Mark the 30th World AIDS Day

By Guest Contributor 01-12-18 11:57

The global campaign to end AIDS has made significant strides but the epidemic remains one of the world’s leading public health challenges… particularly in South Africa. Globally, AIDS affects almost 37 million people. Campaigners say one of the biggest challenges in the fight to end AIDS is encouraging people to get tested and making them […]

Ebola Outbreak in East Congo Now World’s 2nd Biggest

By Reuters 30-11-18 15:51

KINSHASA – The Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is now the second biggest in history, with 426 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Thursday. The epidemic in a volatile part of Democratic Republic of Congo is now only surpassed by the 2013-2016 outbreak in West Africa, where more than 28,000 cases […]

This Week on Carte Blanche: Fish Poaching in Hangberg and Prescribed Minimum Medical Aid Benefits

By SAPeople Contributor 21-09-18 21:23

This week’s episode of Carte Blanche, screened on Sunday in South Africa, is available to South Africans abroad from Tuesday 25th September 2018 – if you subscribe to Showmax.This week’s topics include: Hangberg on Edge Missing and presumed dead, small-scale fisherman Durick van Blerk disappeared overboard after a confrontation with anti-poaching police patrol in August. […]

South Africa’s AfriAg Seeks UK Medical Cannabis Producer License

By SAPeople Contributor 17-09-18 13:24

(Reuters) – AfriAg Global Plc has hired a law firm to help with the application process to become a licensed medical cannabis cultivator and producer in the UK, the South African haulier said on Monday. Britain proposed in July to allow doctors to prescribe medicinal cannabis starting this year and several countries, including Germany, Italy […]

South Africa Welcomes Precious Quintuplets, 3rd Set Since 1994

By SAPeople Contributor 13-09-18 13:15

A set of quintuplets has been safely delivered in South Africa, only the third set since 1994! The Buthelezi babies were born at Clinix Botshelong Empilweni Private Hospital in Vosloorus, Gauteng. Clinix congratulated the South African medical team, led by Dr Moeng Pitsoe, on the successful delivery; and also congratulated the proud parents and wished […]

Tearful Miss SA Tamaryn Green Reveals Her Battle with TB, to Lift Stigma

By Jenni Baxter 31-08-18 11:15

Reigning Miss South Africa 2018, Tamaryn Green, has bravely spoken about her battle with Pulmonary Tuberculosis (TB) after staying silent for years, fearing the stigma that surrounds the illness. “It was the 23rd of June 2015 when I was diagnosed with pulmonary Tuberculosis,” she says, “and just like that my life changed.” In a campaign […]

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