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Rolling with the punches

Südafrika Boxende Omas – 77 year-old Gladys Ngwenya (L) winces as she chews on a piece of ginger before a “Boxing Gogos” (Grannies) session hosted by the A Team Gym in Cosmo City in Johannesburg on September 19, 2017.

South Africa is a country riddled with crime and corruption, negative press reports and many of the issues that tend to plague developing countries. But there is also another side to the coin, one that sheds light on the hope and courage of its people who get up each morning and attempt to make a difference on the lives of people who surround them. Former bodybuilder and fitness instructor Claude Maphosa pulls no punches when it comes to uplifting his community.

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20.11.2017 | 15:23

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A hands-on approach to breast health

Mammography

I recently turned 45 and my gynecologist gave me a unique gift: a referral for my first ever mammogram.

Why am I even announcing this on a very public platform? Because in most societies anything related to women’s breasts is still taboo, with health issues especially shrouded in secrecy and euphemism.

Date

30.10.2017 | 16:50

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Indian women fighting cancer with sanitary pads

In a country where many still view menstrual blood as a prop for black magic, a team of scientists in India have dared to convince rural women to hand over used sanitary pads to help detect cervical cancer.

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24.10.2017 | 13:40

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