Senzeni Makhwaje

Senzeni is a General Nurse and Midwife, as well as the Co-ordinator for the Catholic Health Facilities in Gaborone Diocese, Botswana

The Accompaniment of healthcare workers


Ms Makhwaje will be presenting her very strong personal testimony in the form of an article this week at a conference organized by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

June is . . .


“Many who live with violence day in and day out, assume that it is an intrinsic part of the human condition.  But this is not so.  Violence can be prevented.  Violent cultures can be turned around. In my own country and around the world, we have shining examples of how violence has been countered.  Governments, communities and individuals can make a difference.”

Nelson Mandela



For assistance contact: 

RAPCAN – Resources Aimed at the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

Phone:  021 712 2330


1 July 2021

comes into Force!


The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA)

 is South Africa’s latest major data privacy law – empowering its citizens with enforceable rights over their personal information, establishing eight minimum requirements for data processing (e.g. introducing consent as a required legal basis), creating a broad definition of personal information for comprehensive end-user protection, as well as forming the Information Regulator (SAIR) as lead enforcer and supervisor of the law.

  What do you need to know?

For over one year, the news has been dominated by various issues around Covid-19. One of the main topics recently has been vaccinations.

How do vaccines work? How will it roll out? What are the side effects?

The MEDBOX team regularly publishes different topics on COVID-19.

In Issue 12 you can find out all you need to know on this important issue…

All you need to know about the Vaccines - Myths, Facts and Rumours

…. or go to

The World Health Organization is starting a new campaign to build a fairer, healthier world…

7 April, 2021

Are COVID-19 vaccines safe for people living with HIV?

Christian Health Networks appeal for global equity and solidarity in access to COVID-19 vaccines

It is now almost a year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The pandemic is still threatening the whole world; besides those who have died, many more have lost their jobs, been driven into poverty and lack perspective in the crisis.

COVID-19: ONE YEAR ON – ‘Lest we forget’

 As the country hits the One-Year Anniversary of COVID-19, the KZN Premier and MEC for Health reflect on the year that has been, since the diagnosis of the first case.

Proceedings to take place at Grey’s Hospital (Pietermaritzburg)


CATHCA, SACBC and Radio Veritas host a webinar to address COVID-19 vaccine myths

Dr Piet Reijer

Facts and Issues under discussion : 

Current Covid-19 statistics around the world

Safety priorities, Vaccine Life Cycle and Effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccine

Facts and myths around the Covid-19 vaccine

The South African Roll-out strategy of the Covid-19 vaccine

How to influence the demand for the Covid-19 vaccine in SA

Pregnancy Awareness Week

10 - 16 February

The Department of Health uses Pregnancy Awareness Week to strengthen pregnancy education and stress important issues that promote healthy pregnancy and safe motherhood.

Pregnant women should start attending antenatal care as soon as they suspect that they are pregnant and certainly within their first trimester.

Teen Suicide Prevention Week

18 - 25 February

This week is set aside to promote commitment and action to prevent suicides. On average, almost 3 000 people worldwide commit suicide daily. For every person who completes a suicide, 20 or more may attempt to end their lives.

About one million people commit suicide each year. Every 40 seconds, the loss of a person who killed themselves shatters the lives of family and friends.

For family and friends affected by suicide or attempted suicide, the emotional impact can last for many years.

Find out more about how to prevent a suicide and where to get help at:

Helpline: 0800 21 22 23 (8am to 8pm)
Helpline: 0800 12 13 14 (8pm to 8am)
SMS 31393

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