Intsika Yethu municipality (IYM) and its stakeholders came together recently in an attempt to root out xenophobia in South Africa. The Cofimvaba Main Street stoodstill, with everyone saying an injury to one is an injury to all.
The call came after xenophobic attacks erupted in Durban and Gauteng in the past few weeks. When it spread to Cala which is our neighbouring municipality, Intsika Yethu then had to take a rapid action to prevent it before it could spread to its jurisdiction.
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the killer diseases in South Africa and it needs extra care. According to the department of health, this country is the third highest TB burden country in the world lagging behind only two countries- China and India. Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says this rise is due to poor management of TB patients, delays in initiation of treatment, defaulting treatment and so on.
Experts usually say sharing is caring, regardless of what is being shared. Sharing information is as important as it allows people to know better. This is the reason why IntsikaYethu HIV unit, in partnership with Community Media Trust’s Siyanqoba Beat It, Department of Health as well as other stakeholders visited schools in a form of a war room recently.