ARTICLES RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY

Dept still assessing 'probable' cancer-causing herbicide

2015-05-24 10:01

The Department of Agriculture is still determining whether a compound in about 100 locally used pesticides, and that has been found by an international agency to "probably" cause cancer, will have to be regulated.

Assisted death will lead to prosecution, court hears

2015-04-29 15:09

If a bid by a dying man to have a doctor end his life is granted by a court, it will expose that doctor to prosecution, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Man caught dumping thousands of pills in Cape Town

2015-02-25 18:47

A man has been caught dumping thousands of tablets and medical waste in Cape Town, the city says.

Bid to make mines safer

2014-11-19 19:35

An initiative to make mining safer and provide skills to workers has been announced at the mine health and safety summit held, says the Chamber of Mines.

5 die from carbon monoxide poisoning in Jhb

2014-07-10 14:29

Four children and a man were found dead in two cases of carbon monoxide poisoning, Johannesburg emergency services have said.

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.

Eastern Cape dept: Ambulance abuse concerning

2013-10-29 11:25

The Eastern Cape health department has expressed concern at the "abuse of the ambulance fleet" after two ambulances were seen at a popular braai spot over the weekend.

HPCSA taken to court over Benoni plastic surgeon

2013-09-12 10:27

Four people have taken the Health Professions Council of SA to the North Gauteng High Court over alleged malpractice by a Benoni plastic surgeon.

Medic: Applicant got inadequate treatment

2013-08-29 16:43

Proper treatment was not given to a man who died after participating in a KwaZulu-Natal Road Traffic Inspectorate fitness test, an inquiry in Pietermaritzburg has heard.

Toxic liquor kills 18 at Pakistan parties

2013-07-28 14:17

At least 18 people died and around two dozen others suffered serious health issues after partygoers at two separate events consumed toxic drinks, say officials.

 

Raw sewage on its way to the Vaal Dam - DA

2015-05-18 14:48

A project which will pump raw sewage into the Vaal Dam is at an advanced stage, according to James Letuka, a DA member of the Free State provincial legislature.

Mystery bankie at cannabis conference

2015-04-09 13:37

A tiny zip lock bag containing three small seeds was given to delegates at a discussion on the medicinal use of cannabis hosted by the Department of Social Development and the Central Drug Authority in Benoni. But who handed it out?

Child dies after eating dumped chicken in Ottosdal

2015-02-25 11:39

A child died after eating chicken that had been dumped by a farmer in Ottosdal, the North West health department says.

Court gets urgent bid to give girl surgery

2014-07-16 16:10

An urgent application has been brought before the North Gauteng High Court to ensure a 12-year-old Somali girl receives life-saving surgery, Lawyers for Human Rights says.

KZN dept to take over McCord hospital

2013-11-01 20:11

The KwaZulu-Natal health department is set to take over Durban's 104-year-old McCord Hospital by the end of January next year.

Health officials held for selling ARVs

2013-10-31 12:30

Two health department officials have been arrested for selling ARV medication in a sting operation in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.

Operation Smile starts Mpumalanga screenings

2013-09-30 12:25

Operation Smile SA, which does free surgery on people with cleft lips or palates, has begun free screenings at 10 Mpumalanga hospitals.

Commission chair unhappy at delays

2013-08-30 22:46

Delays in an inquiry into fatalities during a KwaZulu-Natal Road Traffic Inspectorate fitness test have been sharply criticised.

Mpumalanga man sues after manhole fall

2013-07-29 10:11

An Mpumalanga farmer who fell into a manhole containing human faeces and condoms in 2009 is suing the Govan Mbeki municipality for R255 000.

Health dept disputes ambulance claim

2013-07-17 16:46

Claims that there are not enough ambulances available in the West Rand district municipality are not supported by facts, the Gauteng health department says.

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