LIMPOPO – A 47-year-old mentally disabled man accused of raping an 18-year-old mentally disabled woman four years ago has been released on bail ahead of his next court appearance in January.
Could the lack of adequate counselling and mental health services in South Africa’s health facilities leave sexual violence survivors more vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicide? A new national study gives us the answers.
This Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust booklet provides information for rape survivors including how to report a rape, what to do medically after an assault and how to report poor treatment by the police.
South Africa may have one of the highest rape rates in the world, similar to countries at war but why do men rape? Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking and Health-e News investigate in this latest documentary.
I started smoking when I was 17 years old. I will never forget that first drag- the headrush, the thrill and the smell and taste. It is now 8 years later and am still in an on/off relationship with cigarettes.
Cardio-vascular disease kills 200 individuals in SA every day, which equates to 13 mini bus loads of people! Additionally, 5.5 million South Africans are at risk of getting a heart-attack because of their high cholesterol levels.
Heart disease is the world’s number one killer and sits at number two in South Africa, second only to HIV/AIDS. The truth, however, is that 80% of heart disease can be prevented if we adopt healthy lifestyles.