Dehydration symptoms and warnings

Dehydration symptoms and warnings

Dehydration is the lack of water in the body and its effects on every bodily function. Drinking water, as often as possible, is essential. Humans are unable to last for more than 3 to 4 days without water. Hydration is necessary for survival. The cells in our bodies contain water. They are surrounded by water […]

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Head Injury Awareness Day

Head Injury Awareness Day

Brain and Head Injury Awareness Month takes place globally in March every year. The day is bound on empowering traumatic brain injury survivors, promoting various support services and destigmatising brain injury.  According to the South African government’s official website, head injury is a devastating condition that causes major psychosocial complications. Many suffer serious brain injuries […]

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Domestic violence: How to rebuild your life.

Domestic violence: How to rebuild your life.

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviour in any relationship in the home, where power is used to control the other person. Most commonly, domestic violence is spousal abuse or the abuse of a child by a parent.  The abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological and is used to frighten, intimidate, manipulate, […]

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PTSD – Learning to cope with trauma

PTSD – Learning to cope with trauma

Feeling frightened, sad, anxious and disconnected are some of the common feelings felt after experiencing a traumatic experience. However, if these feelings do not subside, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In South Africa, there are several free facilities that handle depression, anxiety and many other mental health conditions.   Here is a list of […]

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Gender-based Violence is South Africa’s Second Pandemic

Gender-based Violence is South Africa’s Second Pandemic

Known nationwide as “the shadow pandemic,” this social outcry has many women and children displaced and at-risk in our country.  Gender-based violence can arise in any of the following forms: Child marriage, statutory rape, date rape and non-consensual sex. Female genital mutilation and honour killings. Human trafficking for illegal sex or slavery trade. Intimate partner […]

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Animal Abuse: How to report it in South Africa

Animal Abuse: How to report it in South Africa

Animal abuse is more common that we’d like to believe – especially in South Africa. Empathy is important. We shouldn’t only be empathetic to other humans, but all living things. Animals can feel emotions too, and it has been proven that they can experience physical pain.  Unfortunately, not everyone is empathetic towards our furry friends.  […]

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Child trafficking in SA

Child trafficking in SA

According to the United Nations, human trafficking consists of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harbouring and receiving persons through improper means, including force, abduction, fraud and coercion.  The result of human trafficking across borders is mostly modern-day slavery and sexual abuse. The US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons estimates that in 2018 about 24.9 million people were victims of […]

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