This documentary insert looks at the dire lack of Cancer treatment in the public health sector. Only two state hospitals in the Gauteng region offer full line chemotherapy and radiation treatment – resulting in long waiting list of patients and a backlog of referrals from other provinces and rural areas. In South Africa, cancer is expected to increase by nearly 80 percent in the next 20 years.
Sheppard Dlamini was one of the men involved in the study, his story speaks to the overlaps between hunger, violence and poverty across South Africa today.
Philani is an organisation that is committed to improving maternal and child healthcare through a home-based programme.
Each year around a thousand young women addicted to crystal methamphetamine, or tik, give birth to so-called tik babies in Cape Town.