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Healthy opportunity offers youngsters the chance to impart healthy know-how

A Wits programme is providing young Sowetans with the skills to become health advocates and find jobs

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Self-taught opera singer Delisile Kubheka has been singing a different tune over the past year — she has been taking blood pressure readings of residents in Soweto and encouraging them to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

The mezzo-soprano and former full-time in-house studio member of the SABC choir is among 20 young people chosen by Johannesburg’s Wits Health Hubb (WHH) in October last year for a year-long health advocates’ learnership programme.

Founded in 2020 by researchers Del Naidoo, Lisa Ware and Lethu Kapueja from the University of the Witwatersrand, one of the WHH’s objectives is to provide professional work experience, training and a qualification in the healthcare space for unemployed youth and young people in Soweto...

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