President Cyril Ramaphosa’s lifting of the alcohol sales ban recently has been blamed by the Botshabelo community for contributing to violence and car accidents in their area, while police have been accused of not enforcing the law.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on pharmacies across the country in the face of a contraceptives shortage which has plagued parts of South Africa for almost 18 months and counting.
LIMPOPO – After realising that local rivers in the Vhembe district have been polluted by uninformed villagers who don’t understand the importance of the clean environment to their health, young students have made it their priority to clean and educate people about health benefits of clean environment.
LIMPOPO – The Vhembe District Office of the Department of Health has undertaken to repair damaged toilets at Sibasa Clinic in Makwarela outside Thohoyandou following several complaints made by patients.
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.
LIMPOPO – Born and bred in deep rural area of Tshilamba, outside Thohoyandou in Vhembe, Tinyiko Gwambe (22) is wheelchair-bound but has never allowed her disability to stop her quest to be well educated.
LIMPOPO – The plight of a 27-year-old mentally and physically handicapped man from Mpheni village, outside Louis Trichard is growing increasingly worse as nobody is looking after him and a loan shark retains possession of his social grant card.