Business lobby group, Business for South Africa, B4SA, has called on government to shift the emphasis of its vaccine programme to target the elderly and vulnerable sooner, to prevent hospitals being overrun during the expected third wave of COVID-19 infections. South Africa is in the midst of its vaccination campaign[…]
Cape Town detectives have arrested a teenager in connection with the murder of a 76-year old woman in Manenberg. he woman’s half naked body was found by her son at her home (at midday on Sunday). She had several stab wounds to her upper body. Police spokesperson FC van Wyk[…]
An hour of shopping dedicated to pensioners will be moved this week to accommodate Sassa payouts, retailer Pick n Pay has announced. The pensioners’ shopping hour – a dedicated time for elderly customers to have exclusive use of the store to shop for their groceries and essentials – will move[…]
Black Sash says its gravely concerned that the conditions at some SASSA and Post office branches could further the spread of COVID-19 to vulnerable communities. Yesterday, was the first social grant payment cycle since South Africa’s 21-day nationwide lockdown came into effect. Yesterday, the majority of grant beneficiaries were left[…]
By Tauhierah Salie “VOC is that friend you can always rely on. It’s my companion. It ensures elderly people like myself remain happy and healthy in our own homes.” This heartfelt sentiment summed up the feelings of many of VOC’s ‘golden oldies’, who spent Saturday afternoon at the 9th annual[…]
The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has confirmed it is investigating a video showing an elderly man being tortured at an auto electrical workshop in Grassy Park. The video went viral last week, sparking anger on social media. The clip shows the auto electrical workers, aged 20 and 22 years,[…]
Authorities say the levels of domestic violence and abuse against the elderly is unacceptably high in South Africa. Wednesday 15th June marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, as elder abuse is not a priority on a very long list of social ills. The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children[…]
Board members and staff at the Beitul Aman Home for the Aged reconvened an Annual General Meeting on Wednesday night but this time for members only, after a tipping point at the first meeting last week. Last week, a verbal altercation broke out between management and observers regarding previous claims[…]
Members of the public have accused the staff of Beitul Aman Home for the Aged in Wynberg of mismanagement, following allegations of the old age home being in a bad state. An annual general meeting at the Beitul Aman premises got heated last week when observers questioned the home’s management[…]
VOC News joined Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz at the GH Starck Centre for the Aged in Hanover Park to do a blanket drive as part of the 67-minute initiative for Mandela Day. Fritz and a team from the Department of Social Development (DSD) spent their hour[…]
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