Born Frees question freedom celebrations when women, LGBTQIA+ community live in fear

Born Frees question freedom celebrations when women, LGBTQIA+ community live in fear

A new generation of South Africans are questioning what freedom means for women and the LGBTQIA+ community. The Break the Silence Movement says it intends on taking conversations about gender-based violence beyond hashtags.

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‘Is being a child a crime?’—Children plea for safety in a violent society

‘Is being a child a crime?’—Children plea for safety in a violent society

South African children have expressed their fear of growing up in a country with high rates of violence. Some are demanding action from the adults tasked with keeping them safe.

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New technology and a hotline to protect Gauteng health workers and patients against TB

New technology and a hotline to protect Gauteng health workers and patients against TB

A new device can help health care workers better protect themselves against TB. At high risk, frontline workers say more must be done to protect them against contracting TB at work.

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Funds diverted for the COVID-19 relief effort left thousands of learners without sanitary pads

Funds diverted for the COVID-19 relief effort left thousands of learners without sanitary pads

With budgets diverted to food parcels, nearly 180,000 Gauteng learners did not receive dignity packs, which include sanitary towels. Health-e spoke to learners who were left vulnerable by the decision.

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Electronic registration system for the Covid-19 vaccine tightened amid fraud claims

Electronic registration system for the Covid-19 vaccine tightened amid fraud claims

Reports of fraudulent vaccinations has led to tighter measures around the Electronic Vaccination Data System. Doctors in private practice are accused of registering their employees and family members to receive the Covid-19 vaccine during the country’s first phase of the national rollout.

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Covid-19: Staff at George Mukhari Academic Hospital join thousands of vaccinated healthcare workers

Covid-19: Staff at George Mukhari Academic Hospital join thousands of vaccinated healthcare workers

Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital is one of four new Covid-19 vaccination sites in Gauteng, and began administering the jab to staff on Wednesday.

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Gauteng health workers to receive Covid-19 vaccines by Monday, but that doesn’t solve South Africa’s vaccines woes

Gauteng health workers to receive Covid-19 vaccines by Monday, but that doesn’t solve South Africa’s vaccines woes

On 1 February, Gauteng’s healthcare workers will be first to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. But, as President Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech to world leaders shows, securing vaccines for the rest of the country is ongoing.

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Government enlists community organisations to end Covid-19 disinformation and vaccine conspiracies

Government enlists community organisations to end Covid-19 disinformation and vaccine conspiracies

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says that civil society organisations will be crucial in spreading accurate information about the Covid-19 vaccine.

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