Eastern Cape

PRESS RELEASE: The Hidden Epidemic Amongst Former Miners: Silicosis, Tuberculosis and the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

The Hidden Epidemic Amongst Former Miners: Silicosis, Tuberculosis and the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

A powerful indictment upon institutionalised neglect
With this ground-breaking piece of research published by the Health Systems Trust, Jaine Roberts, Deputy Director and an experienced researcher and journalist, shows how neglected is the health care of black former miners who have created much of the wealth of South Africa through their physical sacrifice.

Traditional leaders set to curb initiation deaths

Traditional leaders look set to take steps that could help curb deaths in initiation schools. In the latest incident 14 under age boys have been admitted to hospital in the Mount Frere area of the Eastern Cape following botched circumcision procedures.