Initiation season claims its first life

2016-12-04 06:02

This year, traditional leaders form an integral part of the bulwark against illegal circumcision.

‘Madiba is smiling’

2016-12-04 06:02

“He shared a third of his salary from his pocket and challenged his friends to match this by donating towards the hospital,” Graça Machel has said about her late husband at the official opening of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital.

Eastern Cape MEC liable for damages caused by 'negligent' staff - SCA

2016-11-28 15:27

The Eastern Cape Health MEC is liable for damages caused by medical staff who failed to treat a woman injured in a vehicle collision, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled.

Probe old age home over decomposing body - daughter whose mom died at same institution

2016-11-15 13:10

A KwaZulu-Natal woman is calling for a probe into an old age home where the body of a woman was found decomposing in a room days after she had died.

Body found decomposing in old age home, brother considers legal action

2016-11-11 13:03

The brother of an elderly woman is considering opening a criminal case against an old age care facility after her body was discovered decomposing in a room there days after she had died.

'Life or death situation' for Joost - lawyer

2016-09-23 18:16

Former Springbok scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen has been granted an urgent order allowing him access to money in his former attorney’s trust account, despite appeals by the Attorneys Fidelity Fund.

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.

How countries are achieving Universal Health Care

2016-07-11 19:46

Countries are finding new ways to provide healthcare to citizens, making universal healthcare coverage achievable.

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.

Wouter Basson loses latest court bid

2016-04-22 14:22

Cardiologist Wouter Basson has lost his legal bid for the recusal of the professional conduct committee members who found him guilty of unethical conduct.


‘I’m making history’ - First HIV vaccine volunteers

2016-12-04 06:02

A group of South Africans are embarking on a journey that might help to end the HIV/Aids endemic. But they still have a long way, say researchers.

UN highlights bad planning in deaths of 37 mental patients

2016-12-03 19:22

United Nations human rights experts have called for the establishment of a "clear and sustainable" deinstitutionalisation policy and plan of action following the deaths of 37 patients.

'Angel' policeman runs guest house for injured owner

2016-11-22 13:03

A policeman has helped to run a Welkom guest house for more than three weeks after the elderly owner fell and broke her hip.

We are too negative about SA - Discovery boss Adrian Gore

2016-11-14 10:29

South Africans are too negative about the country as progress that has been made is not acknowledged sufficiently, says the founder and CEO of Discovery Adrian Gore.

Long lives aren’t necessarily happy ones in Africa, particularly for women

2016-10-12 15:01

It is particularly dangerous to be an elderly person in Tanzania's rural areas and villages. Legislation exists to protect this group, but it's not being translated into reality, writes Simon Ngalomba.

Too many mentally ill patients dying – Makhura

2016-09-16 16:23

Every year between May and August a large number of mentally ill patients die at government facilities in Gauteng, Premier David Makhura has told journalists.

Pharma workers launch pay strike, Adcock says not hit

2016-07-29 11:27

Pharmaceutical workers launched an indefinite wage strike, likely affecting production and distribution depots, but Adcock Ingram has not been affected.

Stop abusing patients, MEC urges nurses

2016-07-10 09:22

In a bid to prevent nurses from assaulting patients who visit rural clinics in Mpumalanga, health MEC Gillion Mashego has instructed all nurses in the province to wear names tags.

More Africans are accessing health care – but states still have work to do

2016-05-25 14:15

People across Africa rank health as the second most important national problem they believe that governments should address. Only unemployment outranks it as an issue among ordinary citizens, and only education outstrips it as a funding priority.

Healthcare probe to enter public hearings phase

2016-01-14 17:30

A retired judge has urged private healthcare players to cooperate with the inquiry into the sector, as the investigation prepares to enter its public hearings phase.

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