Definitions for government terms, listed alphabetically.
Occupational diseases - Illnesses caused by substances or conditions that the worker was brought into contact with at the workplace.
Occupational therapist - Someone who helps patients to recover physically or emotionally through creative and/or productive activities.
Official Opposition - The party that has the second most seats in parliament.
The DA is the official opposition party in the national government.
Old age grant - State financial assistance for elderly poor people. It is available to men over the age of 65 and women over the age of 60 and is subject to a means test.
Opportunistic infections - Diseases which HIV positive people contract more easily because their immune systems are weakened by the HI Virus.
Opportunistic infections include TB and Pneumonia.
Oral health - Keeping your mouth, gums and teeth in good condition to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Organic farming - Crop or stock farming where only natural fertilisers, pesticides and nutritional supplements are used.
Hormones and synthetics checmicals are not used at all.
Orthotics - Medical science dealing with specialized mechanical devices to support or assist weakened or abnormal joints or limbs.