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Family Digest 61 – Cancer: The Quiet Pandemic by Lois Law

Recently, SECTION27, the Cancer Alliance, and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) marched to the Gauteng Department of Health demanding that the R784 million set aside for radiation treatment for cancer patients be used. The monies were budgeted by the provincial treasury in March 2023 to outsource radiation treatment, but activists and patients say that not a single patient […]

Family Digest 60 – Teenage Pregnancy and Pregnancy Awareness Week, 10-16 February by Lois Law

The start of the new school year has seen much discussion on the high incidence of pregnancy among teenage school girls. Also, the prevalence of teenage pregnancy in South Africa comes back into the spotlight during Pregnancy Awareness Week, which is from 10th – 16th February.1 Pregnancy Awareness Week takes place in February each year and is a way […]