For the first time in 14 years, KZN’s Umthombo Youth Development Foundation may not award scholarships to rural students hoping to study health sciences next year as fees increase by almost double the rate of inflation.
Professors from the universities of the Witwatersrand and KwaZulu-Natal are set to share in more than R970 million in research grants announced yesterday. These grants will go to fund projects to address some of the continent’s most pressing health issues including HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and mental health.
Imagine being 22 years old and still stuck in primary school simply because no local high school can accommodate your physical disability. This is the fate of Makhosi Ndabambi. More than 500,000 disabled South African children have no access to any schooling, because schools are only built for the abled.