Heat waves have been hitting parts of South Africa as summer takes hold and the holiday season approaches prompting health authorities to warn people to stay out of the sun when temperatures spike and to drink lots of water.
A new fast food is on the rise in South Africa’s townships – spatlho, commonly known as bunny chow. You can find a spatlho outlet on almost every corner in Ikageng, a township in the North West province.
Ikageng has seven general practitioners, all of whom are men, but Sister Vuiswa Leseka has opened a private clinic in the North West township and aims to challenge the gender gap in healthcare.
NORTH WEST – Tshegofatso Makroti, a 30-year old mother from Ikageng township in Potchefstroom who drank alcohol regularly through five pregnancies, believes that although two of her babies were stillborn her drinking was not a problem.
Two recent studies conducted by the University of Cape Town and published in the latest SA Medical Journal have found significant contamination of hair clippers with blood and blood-borne viruses, especially Hepatitis B.