With rampant sexual abuse countrywide, children are often unaware that they are being abused. Armed with a teddy bear, four women from Limpopo are giving these children the chance to speak up about abuse.
Forget power cuts. What is happening to our water supply is much more serious. After two decades of little or no maintenance of municipal sewerage plants, corruption and indifference, South Africans are vulnerable to medieval, water-borne diseases and something even more serious: thirst.
Despite the Limpopo Department of Health’s drive to warn rural villagers not to drink contaminated river water, residents are continuing to do so as the dirty water is all they have access to.
Limpopo residents are hard hit by the drought, as their situation continues to get worse. Residents of Madobi village, near Makhado, are now struggling to get drinking water as many of the boreholes in the area have dried up.
Community members and patients of Matavhela Clinic in Vhembe spent their 67 minutes on Mandela Day cleaning their clinic, but they don’t only help on one day a year, because they say they value their clinic highly.