Under-fire minister attacks 'killer' MPs

2013-05-23 22:17

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has accused men in opposition benches of being part of the apartheid-era army that maimed and killed people, as she faced heavy criticism in the National Assenmly.

DA slams Dlamini on hotel spending

2012-12-09 17:34

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini spent R764 742 between June 2009 and August last year, the DA says.

DA: Clarify kinship benefit

2012-09-03 22:22

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini needs to outline measures for the financial support of those who care for their grandchildren, the DA says.

HIV rises among pregnant women

2011-11-29 15:38

The HIV-prevalence among pregnant women in the country has increased from 29.4% to 30.2%, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Mixed reaction to health strategy

2011-10-12 21:57

A proposed strategy to increase employment in the healthcare system has been received with mixed feelings.

Radioactive material - DA urges action

2010-11-10 19:15

The DA has called on the health minister to establish a task force to recover radioactive material reported "lost or stolen" by the Radiation Control Directorate.

Dept: X-ray checks outsourced

2010-08-17 18:44

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says inspections of public hospital x-ray machines are being outsourced, helping to reduce a vast backlog in inspections caused partly by vacancies.

DA: Don't bury Frere report

2010-07-18 22:22

The DA wants to know why the manager of East London's Frere hospital, who allegedly tried to cover up the death of 100s of babies, hasn't been held accountable.

DA: Anti-drugs campaign failed

2009-06-25 19:03

The government's anti-drugs campaign has failed because "virtually no one has heard of it", the Democratic Alliance says.

H1N1 - DA wants emergency plan

2009-06-18 23:42

The DA says South Africa urgently needs an H1N1 emergency plan after the Department of Health confirmed the first case of swine flu in the country.

ANC slams health plan reports

2009-06-08 18:59

The ANC has criticised media reports of its health plan - the National Health Insurance - and vowed to continue its efforts.

Docs get same as bus drivers

2009-05-28 17:00

Noting that junior doctors earn the same as bus drivers, the DA is calling for a Parliamentary debate on health care and doctors’ salaries in particular.


DA: Old age homes in disrepair

2013-02-24 22:04

Several old age homes in the country are in need of repair and maintenance, the Democratic Alliance says.

Limpopo stoning: SAHRC probe continues

2012-10-23 20:43

The SA Human Rights Commission is still investigating the disappearance of three Limpopo foster home children found stoned to death in Mokgopong, an official says.

Poor will suffer under NHI, DA says

2011-12-05 21:17

The poor will probably suffer more under the proposed national health insurance system, the Democratic Alliance says.

Government to release HIV report

2011-11-28 17:30

An overdue report on nationwide HIV prevalence rates would be released, the health ministry says.

DA: Some hospital CEOs have only matric

2011-08-10 22:49

Some public hospitals CEOs have only a matric certificate, while less than three-quarters of them have a health qualification as their highest qualification, according to a report.

Govt censors key report

2010-08-23 09:34

The DA has accused the government of withholding sensitive information "like during apartheid", after parts of a report into the head of the Frere hospital was censored.

Health MEC 'not sitting on report'

2010-07-19 19:09

Eastern Cape Health MEC Phumulo Masualle is not stalling on a report arising out of the furore over baby deaths at East London's Frere Hospital, his spokesperson says.

Aids fake drug charges dropped

2010-03-24 18:08

The Democratic Alliance has demanded to know why charges were dropped against an alleged manufacturer of fake Aids treatments which is offered as an alternative to ARVs.

Striking doctors 'unethical'

2009-06-22 20:08

While doctors’ grievances are substantial, those who go on strike are behaving unethically, the Health Professions Council of SA says.

Health plan ‘is anti-poor’

2009-06-10 17:30

The government’s National Health Insurance is “a sure-fire recipe for destruction of public healthcare” and is not pro-poor, the Democratic Alliance says.

Doctors' pay 'a disgrace'

2009-06-05 18:14

Despite persistent drizzle and overcast skies, hundreds of Western Cape health professionals marched to Parliament as part of a nationwide protest over pay increases.

Health admits hospital woes

2009-05-24 17:17

Remuneration, ageing infrastructure and general and financial management continue to hamper the public health system, the Health Department has admitted.

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