Woman on the run

2016-09-25 06:03

NGO manager disappears after care facility closes and moves patients during the night to undisclosed destination

How did 36 people die?

2016-09-18 06:01

Health Ombudsman, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba, has been tasked with investigating the deaths of 36 psychiatric patients in Gauteng within a period of two months.

Health minister wants probe of psychiatric patient deaths

2016-09-15 10:02

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has asked the health ombudsman to investigate the deaths of 36 psychiatric patients after they were transferred out of a government facility earlier this year.

NHI not designed to destroy private healthcare, says Motsoaledi

2016-06-28 13:04

The pursuit of a National Health Insurance is not intended to destroy the private healthcare sector but to allow more South Africans access to quality care, says Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

No branding, no logos, no colours - SA gets tough on cigarettes

2016-05-31 09:52

Government says it is determined to tighten tobacco laws that will see plain packaging on cigarette products as part of a global drive to lower the incentive for people to smoke.

Health dept in bid to wean girls off sugar daddies - Motsoaledi

2016-05-10 12:03

The Department of Health will launch a programme next month designed to keep young women away from sugar daddies, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Secondary spread of Zika virus unlikely - Motsoaledi

2016-03-09 14:42

There are no mosquitoes capable of spreading the Zika virus in South Africa, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has reiterated.

SA ready to fight Zika virus – Motsoaledi

2016-02-23 21:00

The teams that recently dealt with the Ebola outbreak in Africa were still in place and would be used to deal with the Zika virus should it become necessary, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said.

Job freezes threaten healthcare, warns DA

2016-02-18 17:41

The Health Professional Council of South Africa must be quizzed over unfilled medical posts owing to a reported cash squeeze, says the Democratic Alliance.

Department of health denies allegations of frozen posts

2016-02-09 13:29

There are no medical posts frozen in the country, says Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.


Broad church is split on prostitution

2016-09-18 06:10

Those of us familiar with our church history know that a broad church invariably splits because holding together too many factions becomes an impossible dream.

ANC slams 'outrageous' deaths of 36 psychiatric patients

2016-09-15 18:04

The ANC has expressed shock at the deaths of 36 psychiatric patients in Gauteng and called on Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu to intervene.

Motsoaledi calls on IEC to fix voting problems in Hammanskraal

2016-08-03 11:23

Health minister and ANC NEC member Aaron Motsoaledi says the party will have a meeting with IEC officials after five voting stations in Ward 49 of Hammanskraal opened late.

Don’t behave like hooligans - Motsoaledi

2016-06-21 20:06

Senior ANC members has appealed to Tshwane residents to stop behaving like hooligans because of their dissatisfaction with the party's mayoral candidate for the metro.

Unaffordable healthcare is fatal for the poor - Motsoaledi

2016-05-10 13:10

If no drastic action is taken against unaffordable cancer and TB drugs, the country will be counting body bags like it was at war, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Private healthcare a 'sick situation' – Motsoaledi

2016-03-11 21:00

There is no plan to abolish private healthcare in South Africa, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said.

An open letter to Thabo Mbeki by a clinical associate

2016-03-08 14:06

Sanele Sano Ngcobo challenges former President Thabo Mbeki to admit that he was wrong on his controversial stance on HIV.

Colombian businessman in SA diagnosed with Zika virus

2016-02-19 21:30

A Colombian businessman, who is visiting South Africa, has been diagnosed with the Zika virus, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Lawyers targeting doctors after RAF shake-up - Motsoaledi

2016-02-14 08:02

Malpractice lawyers have turned their sights on the health care system after shake-ups at the Road Accident Fund shut down that lucrative revenue stream, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

The HPCSA takes ‘corrective action' after explosive report

2016-01-28 12:55

The Health Professions Council of SA has denied claims that it is resisting to implement recommendations, which include substantial restructuring and the removal of key staff members, by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

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