Ellapen Rapiti

Dr Ellapen Rapiti is a family physician, specialising in child and mental health and addiction counselling.

Politicians must be held accountable

Endless, toothless internal integrity committees are not the way out of corruption

You can’t beat discipline into a child

Children displaying aberrant behaviour have often been traumatised and require counselling

Listen to your children

Witnessing violence or even being bullied at school can traumatise youngsters in ways we don’t always see at first

Avoid the silent killer

Check your blood pressure every six months and, if you’re on medication, take it as prescribed

Grief is different for everyone

Some people need to seek professional help so that they can learn to accept the death of a loved one

A poison by any other name

It is not just the person who drinks alcohol in excess who is harmed; the family suffers too

Anxiety can destroy your life

The disorder is often misdiagnosed because symptoms mask the problem, but it can be treated with therapy

Want to quit smoking? Breathe

Puffing away on nicotine is unhealthy and socially no longer acceptable, but people do struggle to give it up

Press Releases

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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