Rural communities believe that while donating blood is an important service, most donors live in urban areas while villagers feel little is being done to target them as an untapped source of blood.
EASTERN CAPE – Patients from rural Mbizana, who rely on state transport to get them to Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Umthatha for specialist treatment, have to sleep on the floor while they wait for an ambulance.
The Eastern Cape’s Department of Basic Education has failed on several levels, with the latest being its failure to provide food to hungry learners – sparking a school strike in the province.
EASTERN CAPE – For the people of Flagstaff access to basic sanitation services remains a massive and ongoing challenge, and even the municipal efforts underway to address the problem are failing.
Men of the Eastern Cape are hungry, angry and unless poverty and unemployment are addressed properly, the province will continue to have the highest rape and murder rates in the country along with the lowest employment.
EASTERN CAPE – While thousands of South Africans are currently waiting for a life-saving organ transplants, it remains a difficult task to convince rural black communities to donate organs because of their cultural beliefs.
EASTERN CAPE – Holy Cross Hospital nurses might find themselves without accomodation come January 2018. This follows a notice of eviction granted by Anglican Church Mission authorities who claim that the land on which the nurses’ home is situated is owned by the church.
EASTERN CAPE – Women in traditional leadership formed initiatives to embark on cancer awareness campaigns to educate their communities on dangers, early detection and prevention of breast cancer.
EASTERN CAPE – Learners enrolled to write their matric exams in the OR Tambo Coastal District (previously known as Lusikisiki) are not confident that they will achieve good marks in mathematics.