DA welcomes health proclamation ruling

2015-01-27 20:57

The DA has welcomed the Constitutional Court's decision to set aside a proclamation which effectively criminalised the provision of health services without a certain certificate.

SA ready but no Ebola in country - Motsoaledi

2014-10-10 17:20

While no cases of Ebola have been reported in South Africa, the country is ready for a possible outbreak, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Zuma arrives in US for UN meeting

2014-09-21 19:29

President Jacob Zuma, accompanied by numerous ministers, have arrived in New York to attend the United Nations general assembly.

Motsoaledi: SA hospitals ready for Ebola

2014-09-03 21:16

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has rejected claims that hospitals in the country were not ready to deal with an Ebola virus outbreak.

SA remains Ebola-free: Motsoaledi

2014-08-21 18:57

South Africa has no cases of the Ebola virus, says Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

Motsoaledi to announce Ebola measures

2014-08-21 14:46

Cabinet has decided on measures which will affect South Africans travelling to countries hardest hit by the Ebola virus, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says.

SA man admitted to Johannesburg hospital for Ebola tests

2014-08-17 20:06

A 37-year-old South African man working as health and safety officer in a mining operation in Liberia, has been admitted to hospital for Ebola tests.

DA politicising Ebola - Motsoaledi

2014-08-14 19:04

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has accused the DA of politicising a suspected case of Ebola, according to reports.

No cases of Ebola reported in SA - Motsoaledi

2014-08-13 16:39

Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says South Africans should not panic as no cases of Ebola have been reported in the country.

SA could have plain cigarette packaging soon

2014-07-24 19:16

South Africa aims to force cigarette companies to sell products in plain packets by next year, says Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

Free State health a moral failure - DA

2014-07-21 19:14

The DA in the Free State has described the province's health system as a "moral and constitutional failure".

Health MEC stays, Free State premier says

2014-07-11 05:00

Free State Premier Ace Magashule will not heed calls to suspend or fire the province's Health MEC Benny Malakoane, following reports of disarray in his department.

Free State health services suffering

2014-06-13 14:14

Free State health services are deteriorating because of a lack of money, the SA Medical Association says.

DA laments new Cabinet

2014-05-25 21:55

President Jacob Zuma's new Cabinet gives South Africans little hope that the country's problems will be tackled effectively, Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille says.

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.


Mom suing govt over daughter's HPV vaccine

2014-11-19 09:15

A Gauteng mother is suing the education and health department for giving her daughter a cervical cancer vaccine without her permission. The girl spent a week in hospital after getting the vaccine.

SA prepared for Ebola

2014-10-08 17:20

The health ministry says South Africa is prepared for a potential case of Ebola.

SA negating Ebola role - expert

2014-09-17 21:08

SA should have played the leading role in the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa, Frans Viljoen, director of the University of Pretoria's centre for human rights, says.

DA welcomes travel ban

2014-08-21 22:21

The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the travel ban for non-South Africans from countries affected by the Ebola virus outbreak.

SA issues Ebola travel ban

2014-08-21 15:43

Cabinet has issued a travel ban for non-South Africans from Ebola infested countries, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

First sin tax and now sweet tax?

2014-08-21 06:00

A proposed tax on sugar-sweetened drinks will result in more revenue for the state and funds to buy medication and build clinics and hospitals, a union says.

Bloom will be disappointed Ebola negative - Motsoaledi

2014-08-14 21:42

Government will immediately divulge to citizens when the first case of Ebola is detected in South Africa, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Govt: SA takes stringent measures against Ebola

2014-07-31 10:48

The South African government has taken stringent measures to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola disease in the country.

Govt wants everyone tested for HIV

2014-07-24 05:00

The government plans to extend HIV/Aids tests to the entire population and speed up antiretroviral treatment of those who test positive for the virus.

Somali teen to receive treatment

2014-07-18 19:52

A gravely ill 12-year-old Somali girl will receive the medical treatment she needs for a heart condition after a settlement was reached in court.

Alleged arsonist wanted to discuss HIV/Aids cure

2014-07-05 07:25

The case against a man who allegedly set the reception area of the health department building in Pretoria alight has been postponed.

Motsoaledi: Don't let thugs kill children

2014-06-12 21:19

Parents must report illegal initiation schools and not allow "thugs" to kill children in pursuit of profit, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said.

State in court over alternative medicine

2014-05-25 14:52

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has been served with legal papers that seek to prove that alternative medicine is safe.

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.

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