Police are inadequately trained and social services too poorly resourced to deal with all of the reported cases of child abuse.
Traditional leaders believe new government rules will prevent young men from dying this winter.
Seemingly safe substances like aspirin could harm your unborn baby.
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A new report shows that almost two-thirds of South Africa's preschoolers are not getting the health and nutrition they need.
Only one out of three married women and sexually active teenage girls on the continent use contraception.
Often sidelined outsiders can now use their cellphones to establish their rights, get answers about general issues and lodge complaints.
Western anti-immunisation movements have taken root in local communities resulting in some parents refusing to vaccinate their children.
The HPCSA has parted ways with its CEO, COO and head of legal services in light of damning findings by a ministerial task team.
One out of every ten Grade 1 learners in some parts of the province have been born with the consequences of their mothers' drinking during pregnancy.
Wouter Basson, who headed the apartheid government's secret chemical and biological warfare project, has failed in his challenge against the HPCSA.
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Those who 'shoot up' have a higher risk of getting infected, but some progressive nations are encouraging drug users to adopt safer habits.
Selected state clinics will soon provide a pill that can prevent HIV infection to people at high risk of contracting the virus.
The majority of incidents took place on social networks but there were also a high number of cases that involved text messages.
With just nine cases of the virus so far this year – in Pakistan and Afghanistan – the WHO is confident the battle against polio is nearly won.