South Africa has one of the fastest-growing diabetes epidemics in the world. But HIV and Aids are reported more truthfully nowadays.
Statistics South Africa says mortality figures show Capetonians have a longer life span that Tshwane residents.
Access to ARVs is improving, but poor attitudes to patients are aggravating maternal mortality rates.
When the United Nations meets this week to discuss the Millennium Development Goals maternal mortality will be high on the agenda.