When he started experimenting with nyaope during his final year of high school in 2009, Tebogo Nelson Manoto (29) from Mametlhake near Pretoria never dreamed he would still be battling to stop seven years later.
Despite growing nyaope addiction, only one public health treatment centre in the country offers Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST), which gives a medical helping hand to opiod drug addicts who are trying to kick their habit. Instead, addicts are expected to go ‘cold turkey’ and many relapse from sheer pain
Life has been an uphill fight for eight-year-old Sonke Shongwe who was born paralysed from the waist down. For him and many disabled children across the country, getting a wheelchair is only the first step.
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.