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.
For Thuthuzela Care Centres operating in rural areas such as Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape, rape cases that go unreported and are discussed only by traditional councils remain the biggest challenge for the centres.
EASTERN CAPE – A physically disabled and mentally challenged 27-year-old man, who has been mistreated by his community, has been imprisoned in his own home for his own safety. But authorities have undertaken to step in and help the embattled family and see what needs to be done.
Access to treatment will be now be made easier for people living with HIV/AIDS as they will now be able to collect their medicine at shopping malls thanks to the introduction of specials ATM machines.