Police officer to appear in court for medical aid fraud

A 58-year-old policeman is expected to appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court for fraud. According to police spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo Mulamu, it is alleged that the lieutenant colonel attached to Protection and Security Services (PSS) at Marble Towers in Johannesburg, took a female friend to an optometrist for a consultation and prescribed spectacles in January […]

#HealthcareHeroes A tribute to all heroes on the frontline of fighting Covid-19, from GEMS Medical Aid #Covid19inSA

#HealthcareHeroes A tribute to all heroes on the frontline of fighting Covid-19, from GEMS Medical Aid, a government health plan for its workers. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H34dNrPdKH0?feature=oembed&w=1200&h=900]  

Eldorado Park kids benefit from AMG COVID-19 relief aid

The community of Johannesburg’s Eldorado Park on Friday received Covid-19 relief aid from the African Medallion Group (AMG), which is part of the company’s emergency relief aid targeted at people’s basic needs during the lockdown. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, many impoverished communities across South Africa have been affected and are in need of food […]

Over 60 Gauteng community networks established in three weeks to aid those in need

The value of the networks lies in offering assistance in the gaps not met by government funding and grants, said a committee member. More than 60 Community Action Networks (CANs) have been established in Gauteng to address the impact of Covid-19 in the province by providing food and social support to those in need. Networks […]

MTN giving R250m to aid COVID-19 efforts across its markets

Listed mobile operator MTN has announced an R250m relief package to aid COVID-19 efforts across its 21 markets. MTN said it would focus on employees, customers, vulnerable groups, contributions to the government’s Solidarity Fund and participating in industry interventions. On Tuesday, the company said it planned to raise R40m for its employees in need, through […]

Premier Makhura promises fair distribution of food aid in Gauteng

This follows accusations that food was being handed out first to people who were politically favoured. Gauteng Premier David Makhura has promised that there would be no political interference in food aid distribution. “There should be no patronage networks and no political interference,” he said on Tuesday while inspecting piles of food parcels. Makhura said […]

S.e.x workers plead for financial aid during the lockdown

Sex workers have called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to include them in the plan to help those that won’t be able to work during the lockdown as their livelihoods will be affected as well. The S.e.x Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) and Sisonke, a movement of sex workers, said they had noted “with concern” […]

Govt in talks with private hospitals to help COVID-19 patients not on med aid

As more COVID-19 cases were reported in South Africa, concerns are mounting that the public health system will not cope. Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize said that the government had an agreement in principle with private hospitals to accommodate people who may need to be hospitalized to treat COVID-19 even when they can’t afford it. […]

45m people need food aid in southern Africa – UN

An unprecedented 45 million people in southern Africa are in urgent need of food aid due to drought, flooding and economic hardship, the UN said Thursday. “This hunger crisis is on a scale we’ve not seen before and the evidence shows it’s going to get worse,” World Food Programme (WFP) regional director Lola Castro said […]

Nurse takes up the fight to aid forgotten Robben Island freedom fighters

Alice Banze and Sandy Lewis’ efforts not only resulted in a support group but also a crowdfunding campaign to help support the men. As a Robben Island prisoner and former freedom fighter, 72-year-old Harold Matsididi has seen his fair share of torture, grief, and loneliness. And when the pensioner was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he […]