There is a link between HIV infection and gender-based violence, a study shows. The cultural and economic issues that prevent women from speaking up, also create a climate for intimate partner violence.
A man accused of raping three girls was denied bail in the North West’s Ditsobotla Magistrates Court. The 54-year-old man has terrorised the Itsoseng community before, earning the name the ‘Axe Man.’
A video of patients sleeping on the floor at Brits District Hospital revealed the challenges at the hospital. Provincial authorities have now stepped in with the MEC apologising to patients as he calls for changes.
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.