Upgrades to the Magalies Water Purification Plant near Hammanskraal are expected to bring relief to water insecure communities not only in Gauteng but in the North West’s Moretele Local Municipality.
When you spend long hours behind the wheel of a taxi, eating right can be the last thing on your mind but that is why a Tshwane clinic may have found an unlikely ally for a recent health promotion campaign.
Residents of Soshanguve Block HH north of Pretoria say that they have been living with a spurting, stinking busted sewer. Some residents say they believe local government has ignored their repeated complaints because they do not pay rates.
With almost 100 community health teams scouring the district’s streets, Tshwane and North West’s Dr Kenneth Kaunda districts are leading South Africa in pioneering community health as part National Health Insurance (NHI).
Construction to upgrade Soshanguve’s Block JJ Clinic is expected to be completed by July. The clinic’s upgrade, which includes new buildings, comes after residents complained about poor infrastructure and long queues at the clinic, according to Lindela Mashigo, City of Tshwane director of media relations, communication, marketing and events .
Martha and her 17-year-old daughter are living with HIV. When they come to the Kopano Lerato centre, they feel accepted and supported. Now, the community-based organisation is in danger of closing.