Pit Latrines and the Rights of the Child The continued use of pit latrines in largely…
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, in a written reply to a DA Parliamentary question in the NCOP,…
Disability, Desperation and the Water Cannon In early January 2021, the South African Social Security Agency…
“You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress,…
The Vulnerability of Older Persons during COVID-19 Globally, older persons have been identified as being a…
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Adoption is a legal process whereby a person assumes the parenting of a non-biological child from that person’s biological or legal parent or parents, and, in so doing, permanently acquires all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parent or parents. It thus involves the permanent transfer of a child from one set of parents and one family to another.
78 000 people in South Africa died of tuberculosis (TB) in 2017, and while this is fewer than estimated for the previous year, TB treatment coverage remains low at 68 percent, meaning that up to one third of all people living with TB are being missed. The disease is particularly prevalent in the Western Cape, the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, and in general it remains at crisis point in South Africa.
During July, August and September six neonates, babies less than one month old, died as a consequence of Klebsiella infection at the Thelle Mogorane Hospital in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.
On Friday, 25th May, the people of Ireland voted in a historic referendum on whether or not to repeal a constitutional clause protecting the rights of the unborn. Voters were asked if they wanted to repeal the 8th Amendment of the Constitution, which recognises the equal right to life of mother and unborn child.
While the civil claim against the Department of Basic Education (DBE) in the matter of the death by drowning of little Michael Bopape in a pit latrine at a school in Limpopo was awaiting judgement, came the appalling news of yet another death of a small child, Lumka Mketwa, in a pit latrine at a school in the Bizana district of the Eastern Cape.