Zama-Zama war in Johannesburg’s west

16th September 2022 Ramatamo Sehoai 0

As calls for formalisation of artisanal and small-scale mining grow due to high levels of violence, rape and GBV, residents of Bosmont in the West Rand are calling for the deployment of the army to protect the community.

Migrants in South Africa have access to healthcare: why it’s kicking up a storm

5th September 2022 Kudakwashe Vanyoro 0

A political storm has erupted in South Africa after a video went viral showing the health minister for the Limpopo province – which borders Zimbabwe – berating a Zimbabwean woman who was seeking healthcare. Responses have been divided. Some have called for Phophi Ramathuba to step down on the grounds that verbally abusing a patient was out of order. Others have supported her, saying she reflects the sentiments of South Africans living in the area. The Conversation Africa spoke to Kudakwashe Vanyoro, who has done research on the treatment of migrants in South Africa’s healthcare sector, to unpack the issue.