LUSIKISIKI. ‘ The community of the Eastern Cape village is rallying behind a rape survivor whose case is only being heard in court this month ‘ three years after the traumatising attack took place.
LUSIKISIKI. ‘ Residents from Mevana district in the Eastern Cape were stunned by the level of service they received from the emergency services in the area. This community, who is used to long queues, medicine stock outs and generally poor health services was pleasantly surprised when the emergency services arrived within minutes after they logged a call.
LUSIKISIKI. ‘ Communities in the Eastern Cape are up in arms about the breakdown in health services in this province and activist groups here are pressurising local and provincial departments for answers and solutions.
LUSIKISIKI. ‘ Patients and community members from this Eastern Cape village clashed with police during a march to the local office of the Department of Health where they delivered a memorandum of grievances about the health services in the area.
Lusikisiki. ‘ For Nontandabuzo Bhokhwayidli, a 43-year-old woman from Mfinizweni Village in the Eastern Cape, an HIV diagnosis in 2004 was only the start of her health problems, because at times the treatment she received for HIV were worse than the disease itself.
Lusikisiki. ‘ The Eastern Cape Provincial Department of Health has not delivered on their promise of a new, fully-functional Village Clinic to replace the previous one that had to close down after the department failed to pay rent for the premises.
Lusikisiki ‘ Gender-based violence and crimes against children and the elderly are everyday occurrences in the Eastern Cape village of Mcobothini. In fact, crime statistics for the area show that more than half (55 percent) of all women and children living there fall victim to violence.