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Does Diagnosis = Debt?

I Haven’t Got a Medical Aid! What Do I Do?

Being told you have cancer is one of the most devastatingly stressful life experiences. As well as the immediate worries about your health, your anxiety about your family, work and financial concerns can be deeply overwhelming. 537 more words

Always Abreast Of Advocacy

The life of a fighter

She lives by herself in a small, tidy house in Johannesburg. She is 77 years old. She has  suffered from cancer. She has suffered a heart attack. 691 more words

Life Stories

Helen Joseph

Helen Joseph is the name of one of the big hospitals in Johannesburg.  It was named for Helen Beatrice Joseph née Fennell (8 April 1905 – 25 December 1992.   271 more words

South African Women

The girl named Nametso from the corner of Helen Joseph & Lilian Ngoyi Streets

Back in 2004, I was standing on this corner, it was then corner of Church and Van der Walt Street and I saw her. She was beautiful. 418 more words

Travel Moments

Anti-Apartheid campaigner remembered a long way from home.

A small group of people stand, heads bowed, on a picturesque green in front of an English country church. Curious passers by on their way to a pony club meeting on an historic estate nearby look on bemused as, braced against the wind and impending rain, one of the party raises his right arm, fist clenched in a salute to revered anti apartheid activist Helen Joseph. 966 more words


A Hollow Holiday

Beat, beat, beat
with your stale words
on the empty drum
of another hollow holiday.
Your confessions
your platitudes
your well-rehearsed speeches
hold only the power… 64 more words