Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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Lesotho's only specialist hospital, run as part of a public-private partnership, takes up almost a third of the nation’s health budget.
The private healthcare group has released its earnings report for the year ended September 30.
Following the death of Mohammadh Sayed's 10-year-old son, Zayyaan, during surgery, the family is set to lay criminal charges against attending physician Dr Peter Beale and anaesthetist Dr Abdulhay Munshi.
Healthcare provider Netcare says it has delivered a resilient interim performance in an increasingly challenging economic and healthcare environment.
Paws for People spread some festive cheer in the paediatric oncology ward at the Netcare Unitas Hospital in Centurion. Watch.
Private health are in South Africa is characterised by ‘disempowered and uninformed’ consumers and schemes that are difficult to understand, according to a major new report by the Competition Commission.
The last six months have seen various strategic initiatives implemented at Netcare, positioning the group well for future growth, says CEO Richard Friedland.
Also, its UK lenders are forcing it out.
Market conditions in both SA and the UK have placed pressure on Netcare's ability to grow, while funder-led demand management initiatives impacted results.
In just a few weeks, little Egan Pillay from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal will hear for the first time.
A warrant of arrest has been issued for paediatric surgeon Dr Peter Beale and anaesthetist Dr Abdulhay Munshi.
The EFF has put pressure on the Health Professions Council of South Africa to take action against a surgeon accused of negligence by a number of families.
The company says he was "obliged" to sell the shares to settle finance and other costs.
The Health and Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA has issued a statement in which it criticised the Netcare Group for possible retrenchments.
Private hospital group Netcare says it has set aside R1.6bn for expansion projects in the country for 2019, with upgrades for Milpark Hospital and St Augustine's.
HoLEP replaces a previous operation where a surgical instrument was inserted into the penis to treat enlarged prostates, also known benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Netcare will dispose of its interests in General Healthcare Group in a process that will see it exiting the UK, but says it looks forward to finalising its acquisition of Akeso Clinics in SA for R1.3bn.
The Competition Tribunal, supported by the Competition Commission, has approved the R1.3bn acquisition of Akeso Clinics by private healthcare group Netcare.
A female foetus has been found in a skip bin in Pretoria Gardens, paramedics say.
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