Health

South Africa sends extra donations to cyclone-hit Mozambiqu

10 April 2019

South African security forces and health services on Tuesday sent material relief to its neighbours hit by the devastating cyclone that ravaged parts of southern Africa in March 2019.

The donations were specifically to Mozambique and Malawi with the relief mission consisting of the army, police and department of health flying to both countries with what was food and material relief.

Legit tobacco companies’ tax records

 

10 April 2019 
 

Tobacco Institute of South Africa chair Francois van der Merwe has defended the institute’s member companies, saying none of its members have ever fallen foul of their tax obligations in South Africa.

Van der Merwe was speaking to Fin24 earlier this week after the Sunday Times reported that SARS was pursuing British American Tobacco South Africa for unpaid taxes.
 

Amnesty accuses Nordic states of failing rape survivors

3 April 2019 

Rights group Amnesty International on Wednesday accused four Nordic countries renowned as bastions of gender equality of having “shockingly high levels of rape” and of failing the victims.

An Amnesty report looked at rape cases in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and said flawed legislation, harmful myths and gender stereotypes had resulted in “endemic impunity” for perpetrators.

Zimbabwe top court bans 'inhuman' caning of juvenile convicts

4 April 2019

Zimbabwe’s apex court has delivered a ruling banning the use of corporal punishment for juvenile convicts stating that it was inhumane and contravened the constitution.

Nine judges sitting on a case referred to the Constitutional Court by a High Court in 2014 said authorities must explore other means of correcting errant juveniles other than using the cane
 

Ethiopian crew followed procedure

4 April 2019 

The crew of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed last month killing 157 people, repeatedly followed procedures recommended by Boeing, but were unable to regain control of the jet, according to the investigators’ report released Thursday.

The initial report, unveiled by Ethiopian Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges, cast further doubt on the system controlling the Boeing 737 MAX 8 model, which has been grounded worldwide for almost a month.

Cyclone Idai: The girl who was born in a mango tree

3 April 2019 
 
Cyclone Idai struck Mozambique and Zimbabwe last month, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. But amid the horror are also stories of strength, resilience and survival. Like this one, about a pregnant woman who saved her son from the floods, and then, while clinging on for dear life in the branches of a mango tree, gave birth to her new daughter.
 

Heneiken workers prepare to march against ‘sex for shifts’

4 April 2019
 

Heineken workers are preparing to march against sexual abuse at the beer giant’s Sedibeng brewery.

The Heineken Workers Forum announced this week that it will be marching against an alleged “sex for shifts” system playing out at the brewery.

“Women experience extreme violence because of these unequal power relations,” the statement reads. “Supervisors expect women to give sex for being scheduled in good shifts, get a better job or even just keep the job.
 

Lesufi ready to 'pounce'

4 April 2019
 

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Thursday said he battled to finish watching the video of a young child being beaten by her teacher as she forced the child to clean up her own vomit.

The 1.38-minute video has gone viral on social media. It shows the teacher lowering the denim jeans of the child before she gives her a couple of smacks on the buttocks.

The child, who is crying softly, looks up at the teacher as she continues to use a cloth to clean the small green plastic table in the classroom.
 

‘No way home’: the human face of a Moz buckled by Idai

26 March 2019

Nelson Charova lies on a weatherworn bench outside a dilapidated ward at the Beira Central Hospital, which, in the wake of Cyclone Idai, has become ground zero for the wounded from villages and towns across the vast floodplain.

The disaster left nearly 500 people dead in Mozambique, with the toll expected to rise to more than 1,000 in three countries affected by the deluge, as the problems of an already stressed healthcare system are compounded by mounting fears of waterborne diseases.

 

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