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“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” – Nelson Mandela As part of Mandela Day, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)

Today, 21 March, South Africans across the board will celebrate the country’s Bill of Rights which is enshrined in the South African Constitution and legally protects the basic human rights of every individual living in this land. Despite the Bill’s promise of protection, a significant number of South Africans, for

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Lack of sexual activity can lead to depression, a fascinating South African study conducted by anti-depressant pharmaceutical firm has found. More than 700 women were surveyed throughout South Africa about the effect that sex – or the lack thereof  – has on their mental wellbeing. While 8 in 10 women

After losing his wife to cancer on Christmas Day, scientist Billy Boyle vowed to do all he could to help others who could be saved by an early diagnosis. Kate Gross died last Christmas, aged just 36. She reportedly passed away, her husband by her side, just minutes before her sons asked

Journalist Lesley Stones shared this personal, heartfelt journey with Longevity magazine. Her partner Steve contracted bacterial meningitis and she writes about how this deadly virus changed their lives. Sometimes you really wish you could turn back the clock, and other times perhaps that time will stand eternally still. This is

Phil Hughes would have turned 26 this past Sunday, but instead his life was celebrated without him there. At the young age of 25 Hughes had already achieved so much. The number 26 was a significant one to him – he had played 26 games for Australia and he scored 26 first-class

The world has been left in shock at the death of 25-year-old Australian cricketer Phil Hughes, after he was hit in the head by a “bouncer”, known in cricket terms as a high speed bowling technique in which the ball bounces hard and high off the pitch. The ball bounced

The Ebola virus has ravaged villages and towns and torn countless families apart. The situation is dire and has left close on 3 700 children orphaned since the start of the outbreak. The worst part – the children who has survived the virus but have lost their parents, have been left

Jenna Lowe is only 19 years old but has already started planning her 21st birthday party. Like most South African teenagers in many ways, Jenna had the world at her finger tips. That was until she was told that she would need a new set of lungs to be transplanted

Formula 1 World Champion legend, Michael Schumacher, who has been in a coma since he sustained a head injury last December, is slowly regaining consciousness. In December 29 2013, Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula 1 world champion, was skiing with his then 14-year-old son, Mick, at the resort of Meribel in