‘You literally have to watch your back’ – Being LGBTQI+ in the North West

‘You literally have to watch your back’ – Being LGBTQI+ in the North West

Anele Xhati shares her experiences of being an LGBTQI+ activist and transwoman in the North West. Xhati talks about the real-life dangers in communities, and discrimination in the workplace, and how lockdown has made life harder for the province’s LGBTQI+ community.

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Patients with non-communicable diseases face greater Covid-19 risk, says WHO Africa

Patients with non-communicable diseases face greater Covid-19 risk, says WHO Africa

A preliminary study of Covid-19 cases and fatalities in Africa shows patients with conditions like diabetes, hypertension and asthma are at far greater risk. What’s more, the focus on the pandemic has disrupted care for these non-communicable diseases.

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North West’s health facilities suffer chronic underdevelopment, say opposition parties

North West’s health facilities suffer chronic underdevelopment, say opposition parties

A political debate in the North West has highlighted the struggles of the province’s public health facilities. Opposition legislature members listed various infrastructure and human resources across the province.

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A North West village’s water woes are exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic

A North West village’s water woes are exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic

For two decades Tlapeng village has had no access to water, and the community is forced to drink dirty water. Now, the Covid-19 pandemic is showing just how dangerous this is.

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