Zanele Mhlanga* , 31, from Ermelo in the Gert Sibande district is a mother of three, has been married for nine years and is a business owner. She was diagnosed with HIV two-and-a-half years ago, and believes she was infected by her husband. She tells her story.
In Chief Albert Luthuli, which has an unemployment rate of 35.2% and many people living below poverty line of R283 per month, Kholina Minisi is one of many people vulnerable to serious disease because she is forced to find food for her family from the municipal dumpsite near Silobela township.
It is estimated that around 10 to 15% of children suffer from infant eczema. It appears on most parts of the body but most often on cheeks and in the folds of the arms, the backs of the knees, wrists and hands.
The South African Nursing Council (SANC) has finally given the Mpumalanga Department of Health permission to allow professional nurses to perform Medical Male Circumcision under the supervision of a medical doctor.
Nomzamo Angel Maluka (19) from Msogwaba village has lived with her grandmother in Mpumalanga since the age of 14. Here she shares her story of being diagnosed with HIV and how giving birth to a healthy baby helped her to embrace life.