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Thirty-eight days into South Africa’s national lockdown, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and South Africans are showing their resilience and ability to pull together as a community in new ways. With the coronavirus showing absolutely no discrimination as it sweeps across the country, people are becoming more resourceful and innovative…
Through his clinic, Ndlovu Care Group, Hugo is known in the area as a generous and compassionate pillar of hope and strength. Doctor Hugo Tempelman found his calling in the Moutse Valley area of Limpopo almost 30 years ago. After seeing the need for proper healthcare in the area, he and…
As marijuana users worldwide take advantage of their self-proclaimed month, here’s a new toke for you. Marijuana can negatively impact mental disorders such as schizophrenia.1 While marijuana has proven itself to be an alternative treatment for conditions such as glaucoma, cancer and alzheimer’s, schizophrenia is very different.2 This is largely…
Tuesday, 28 April 2020 11:47

Remebering Malaria in COVID-19

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Historically, malaria is still considered one of the world’s deadliest diseases. In the midst of a global pandemic, efforts by healthcare sectors to curb the spread of malaria now has to face off with COVID-19 in a desperate struggle for adequate resources and public attention. Although both diseases share the…
22 April 2020: During the current COVID-19 pandemic, hygiene at funerals has become of paramount importance. As current evidence from the World Health Organisation reports, the virus can be transferred from one surface to another by contaminated hands, which is why hand hygiene is extremely important to prevent the spread of the…
Through everything she does, from starting a pharmacy to funding a charity sports club, Nontutuzelo Sibango, wants to inspire young black girls and women to always chase their dreams. Nontutuzelo Sibango, or Ntutu as she is called by those who know her, is a pharmacy owner in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.…
Johannesburg, 22 April 2020. Polyflor SA, one of South Africa’s leading suppliers of vinyl sheeting and Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVTs) to the healthcare, hospitality, retail and commercial environments, is currently in the throes of supplying vinyl flooring to emergency COVID-19 sites which are being erected around the country.  A good…
The global CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic has put enormous pressure on healthcare systems that are already under-staffed and overwhelmed. In South Africa, it goes without saying that the prospect of COVID-19 spreading throughout urban and rural communities is a major cause for concern. With the country currently on lockdown, it’s…
As a company that cares deeply about the communities in which it operates, Engen has pledged its support to the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) and the COVID-19 Relief Fund, in an effort to play a small part in helping fight and overcome the pandemic. Engen donated 10,000 litres of diesel worth P94,800 to the BDF,…
As a company that cares deeply about the communities in which it operates, Engen fuel retailers from Gauteng brought some hope and relief to the people of Diepsloot by distributing 1 000 food hampers and basic supplies, including blankets, on Friday, 17 April. This marks the second distribution by the group…
The largest global AIDS organization calls on the G20, IMF and World Bank to be generous by allocating increased support and implementing emergency actions to stop COVID-19 and provide vital assistance for developing countries.  With nations worldwide working to keep their citizens safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, AIDS…
As the world grapples with the spread of COVID-19, there is a forgotten community that’s extremely vulnerable. People living with schizophrenia already struggle with being stigmatised, complicated psychological health issues and isolation could add to their vulnerable state.   To assist people living with schizophrenia, here are some tips to cope…

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