Religious autonomy, Constitution prescripts clash in same-sex debate as marriage act comes into focus

2019-10-23 20:07

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has convened gathering of religious leaders in Cape Town in a continued effort to shed light on the limitations of the South African Marriage Act and to find a way to enhance it.

Listeriosis outbreak: How it started, how it was traced, and how it was finally stopped

2018-09-03 16:43

The deadly listeriosis outbreak that killed more than 180 South Africans is finally a thing of the past, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced. We look at how it started, how it was traced, and how it was finally brought under control.

Tiger Brands may not find how deadly bacteria entered its plant

2018-06-21 07:08

Tiger Brands may never know how a strain of bacteria linked by the government to the world’s deadliest outbreak of listeriosis entered its factory, Bloomberg reports.

Economic impact of listeriosis not yet quantifiable - economist

2018-01-10 06:00

It is too early to determine the impact of the listeriosis outbreak on the economy as the source of the outbreak has not yet been identified, says an economist.

Gauteng Health MEC has 'lost credibility' - Health Ombud

2017-02-01 12:30

Gauteng Premier David Makhura should consider if Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu is fit to hold office, the Health Ombudsman says.

New deal could help end ARV stock outs

2015-12-18 14:18

Pharmaceutical company AbbVie will allow generic manufacturers to produce its antiretroviral drug Aluvia to help safeguard supplies following a recent supply shortage.

A new report unearths the shocking state of HPCSA

2015-11-05 13:56

The Health Professions Council of SA is in for a major overhaul, following a probe that found the body failed in executing its core functions, says Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi.

More clout for tax on sugary drinks

2014-08-20 08:55

A suggested tax on sugar sweetened beverages has been given more credence in a research paper by academics from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Mpumalanga probing R182m circumcision contract

2014-01-07 16:16

The Mpumalanga health department is investigating a multi-million-rand contract awarded to a company as part of the province's Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision programme.


Motsoaledi says National Heath Insurance is about equality, not votes

2018-11-01 10:53

NHI is a proposed state-run health financing system that aims to pool funds to provide access to quality health services for all South Africans regardless of their economic status.

NHI brings radical change and critical risks

2018-06-24 06:26

It will cause ‘massive reorganisation’ and uproar from medical aid members, but benefit the poor.

Govt holds meat firms responsible for listeriosis outbreak - Motsoaledi

2018-04-19 18:12

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says the companies which produce processed meat have the resourced labs to test products, and should be held responsible for the listeriosis outbreak.

No clear financial plan on NHI scheme

2017-07-16 06:00

The lack of a clear financial plan in the white paper on the National Health Insurance scheme and how it would be funded is halting decision making in the private sector.

NHI not beauty contest between private, public sector – Motsoaledi

2016-05-10 17:00

South Africa is no longer prepared to tolerate very costly healthcare systems that only took care of 16% of the population, while 80% suffered, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Heads to roll at HPCSA

2015-11-05 14:47

Heads are likely to roll at the Health Professions Council of SA after a ministerial task team found its three top officials were “unfit” to hold their positions.

Health minister voices concern over medical malpractice suits

A rise in medical malpractice suits is deterring doctors from specialising; particularly in the gynaecology, neurosurgery, anaesthesiology and neonatology fields. Watch.

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Act on Ebola, DA urges govt

2014-08-11 21:07

The DA says South Africa urgently needs a code of practice for health officials to deal with any possible outbreak of the Ebola virus disease.

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