Victory requires hard work - ANC

2014-04-16 15:18

The ANC says more work is needed to secure the majority of the votes at the polls.

Motlanthe: TB has huge impact on economy

2014-03-25 15:03

Tuberculosis, the leading cause of death in SA, has a huge impact on workforce productivity and operational costs, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Health minister announces free contraceptive

2014-02-19 22:24

A small under-the-skin contraceptive device will be made available free of charge to all women from next week, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said.

BHF wants cheaper health care

2014-01-21 19:33

Proposed amendments to laws regarding medicine patents should be supported as they promote access to affordable health care, says the Board of Healthcare Funders.

New HIV infection, Aids deaths fall

2014-01-18 07:00

New HIV infections in South Africa have fallen by a third since 2004, according to a report handed to Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

TAC hits out at Pharmagate

2014-01-17 16:00

TAC and Section 27 have expressed outrage about an alleged campaign to halt the manufacture of cheaper medicine.

Zuma scores an F on DA, ID report card

2014-01-15 14:52

President Jacob Zuma has scored another F on the 2013 Cabinet report card released by the DA and ID. Many of his Cabinet also received very low scores.

Motsoaledi: Eastern Cape health needs fixing

2013-11-22 11:57

The OR Tambo district in the Eastern Cape is in dire need of a health infrastructure overhaul, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Legalise abortion, Botswana urged

2013-11-20 15:18

A Botswana government official has decried the increase in the number of abortions in her country, saying government should consider legalising the operation, according to a report.

SA maternal mortality rate increases

2013-11-01 17:16

South Africa is not on track to meet development goals to reduce its maternal mortality ratio, a report says.

ARV theft is sabotage - minister

2013-10-31 22:23

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says stealing ARV medication - available to patients at no cost - and selling it back to them is tantamount to sabotage.

Stricken MP pleads for cancer centre

2013-10-22 19:39

Terminally-ill politician Mario Oriani-Ambrosini has returned to the National Assembly with a poignant call for a new centre for the treatment of cancer.

Regulations threaten tobacco business

2013-10-22 16:01

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi's proposed stricter tobacco display regulations will harm the retail business, a retailer says.

Motsoaledi defends priorities

2013-10-16 22:12

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has told MPs that his emphasis on primary health care should not be ridiculed.

Eastern Cape hospital CEO faces axe - minister

2013-09-19 19:29

Plans are afoot to suspend the CEO of the Holy Cross Hospital in the Eastern Cape and its nursing manager, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Minister probes circumcision contract

2013-09-15 14:40

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has asked the Mpumalanga health department to explain why it gave a multi-million rand circumcision contract to Mkhago Health Care Services without putting it out to tender.

No special treatment for Motsoaledi

2013-08-14 12:49

The health ministry has denied that Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is receiving preferential treatment at a state hospital.

Health minister admitted to hospital

2013-08-13 14:45

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has been admitted to a Pretoria hospital for a surgical procedure, his ministry says.

Charlize reaches out to SA's youth

2013-07-29 18:27

Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron has urged the youth of South Africa to find out more about HIV/Aids to keep themselves healthy.

Techno-tussle at Mandela hospital

2013-06-28 22:33

A dozen police officers have apprehended a man who flew a radio-controlled mini helicopter over the Pretoria hospital, where former president Nelson Mandela was being treated.

VIPs continue to arrive for Mandela

2013-06-28 14:38

Former president Nelson Mandela's latest hospital visitors have included Free State premier and ANC chairperson in the province Ace Magashule.

Booze ads ban could slash 12 000 jobs

2013-06-12 10:31

A ban on alcohol advertising will result in a loss of 12 000 jobs and an almost R1.8bn loss in tax revenue, according to a report.

Initiation deaths are murders - Motsoaledi

2013-05-29 22:03

The deaths of dozens of boys at initiation schools in Mpumalanga and Limpopo is akin to tenderpreneurship gone wrong, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Expelled med student to return to Cuba

2013-04-17 09:37

An Eastern Cape medical student who was expelled from an exchange programme in Cuba has been given a second chance to return to Cuba to resume his studies.

Inmates to be screened for TB

2013-03-25 07:27

All inmates entering correctional services facilities will in future be screened for tuberculosis, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.


Makeover for government condoms welcomed

2014-04-02 16:29

The idea of giving colourful and flavoured condoms to tertiary institutions has been welcomed by the Higher Education and Training HIV/Aids Programme.

Cancer vaccination campaign aimed at schoolgirls

2014-03-12 20:39

A national vaccination campaign to prevent cervical cancer in women has been launched, targeting thousands of Grade 7 schoolgirls.

Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi speaks on the future of SA health

2014-01-31 05:00

Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi talks to CEO of Health24, Dr Danie Pauw, on his views on health innovation at the "Inclusive Healthcare Innovation Summit".

Cosatu condemns Ipasa patents move

2014-01-18 16:01

Cosatu has condemned multinational pharmaceutical companies rejection of the strategy devised to oppose proposed patent laws.

Ipasa rejects Pharmagate patents plot

2014-01-17 21:00

The Innovative Pharmaceutical Association of SA has rejected a strategy devised by lobby group Public Affairs Engagement for opposing proposed patent laws.

Motsoaledi: Foreign drug firm plan is genocide

2014-01-17 11:15

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says multinational firms' planned campaign against new laws which would drive down medicine prices amounts to a death sentence.

Condom lube doesn't help arthritis: Dept

2014-01-08 14:40

The health department has moved swiftly to correct a newspaper report in which a spokesperson was misquoted as saying that condom lubricant can help arthritis sufferers.

NHI misunderstood, Motsoaledi says

2013-11-22 10:20

The National Health Insurance plan is widely misunderstood, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Paperwork held back ambulances - minister

2013-11-01 22:27

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says that almost a year after 10 new ambulances have been donated to the Northern Cape's Kuruman Hospital, five of them have yet to hit the road.

82 000+ abortions in one year

2013-11-01 14:24

Abortions are performed in South Africa at an average rate of more than 200 a day, according to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

Minister urges MPs to get circumcised

2013-10-22 22:32

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has called on politicians to lead by example and get circumcised.

MPs get tested for HIV

2013-10-22 18:16

Several MPs should know their HIV status, after the HIV, counselling and testing campaign has finally reached the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces.


Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s request for stricter tobacco display regulations will harm the industry, retailers say.

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Health coalition calls for intervention

2013-10-14 22:40

The Eastern Cape Health Crisis Action Coalition is set to approach the premier to intervene in its call for drastic action to improve the province's health care system.

Admissions of mental patients decreased - minister

2013-09-17 07:24

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says that close to 26 000 patients have been admitted to state mental hospitals around the country last year..

84% of South Africans get 2nd rate healthcare - Motsoaledi

2013-09-12 10:27

South Africa's healthcare system fails to provide quality care for the majority of citizens, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has admitted.

EFF happy Motsoaledi uses state hospital

2013-08-14 09:40

The Economic Freedom Fighters is pleased that Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi uses a public health hospital instead of a private one, the movement says.

No mercy for smokers

2013-08-06 22:18

The government will not stop trying to eliminate smoking in South Africa, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Motsoaledi slams 'criminal' initiations

2013-07-08 09:03

Illegal initiation schools have turned the circumcision culture into "something criminal", Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Family says Mandela stable - premier

2013-06-28 20:49

Nelson Mandela's family says the former president was still critically ill, but stable when they visited him.

Cape's faeces war inhumane - Motsoaledi

2013-06-27 13:24

Dumping human waste during protests in Cape Town is an "attack against the whole population", Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Circumcision no ticket to irresponsibility

2013-05-30 22:18

Being circumcised must not be viewed as a licence to promiscuous relations, or to live an irresponsible life thinking that they will not get infected by HIV, the deputy higher education minister says.

Motsoaledi urges SA to accept NHI

2013-05-15 14:00

South Africans should stop wasting time opposing National Health Insurance, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

2nd chance for expelled medical students

2013-04-11 12:30

Two KwaZulu-Natal medical students who were expelled from Cuba for demanding better meals and a 300% increase in spending money are expected to get a second chance.

SADC rallies to fight TB

2013-03-20 19:25

Southern African health officials and international agencies will sign an agreement in Swaziland to reduce TB and HIV in the region's mining sector.

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