Four political parties trying to block South Africa’s copyright progress

On 1 September 2022, the Copyright Amendment Bill was passed by the National Assembly with 163 votes for and 45 votes against the Bill. There were no abstentions. The Bill will now go to the National Council of Provinces. It is a progressive Bill that will afford South Africans rights similar to those enjoyed by people in many countries … Read more

Is Your Relationship With Your Parent So Toxic You Should Cut Ties? – By Christine ByrneMedically Reviewed by Allison Young, MD

The new book by Nickelodeon child star Jennette McCurdy about the abuse she suffered from her mother is sparking lots of conversation. Mental health experts weigh in. By Christine ByrneMedically Reviewed by Allison Young, MD Reviewed: August 19, 2022   The former actor Jennette McCurdy says she’s still processing the trauma she experienced at the hands of her … Read more

South Africa Census 2022 – Not Counting The Blind

Written by Hendrik Steyn and Hanif Kruger   In South Africa, a census is conducted every ten years or so. This was supposed to happen in 2021, but it has been pushed back to 2022.   With the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing, almost everyone would prefer not to be counted face-to-face (do not forget … Read more

COVID-19: How do blind people get infected, Challenges experienced by the visually impaired and mobilization for vaccinations and vaccination certificates

Introduction   Nearly 261.5 million people around the world had been diagnosed with COVID-19 as of yesterday and nearly 5.2 million people have died. On Nov. 28, there were 422,051 new cases and 4,447 new deaths confirmed globally. (1)   The Coronavirus, an often spoken word but, potentially meaningless to those who are living in … Read more