Despite the risks, many South Africans continue to buy black market aphrodisiacs over the internet.
The minister insists there is no problem, but too many health centre cupboards are bare.
Mental health patients in Johannesburg's East Rand are hard hit by the unavailability of medication.
Several cases of mycoplasma pneumonia, or "walking" pneumonia, have recently been reported in Johannesburg.
Poor training of nurses may have led to severe reactions to a new contraceptive device.
Johannes Mnguni believes his wife would still be alive if a Mpumalanga clinic had done its job.
The HIV and TB epidemics are being exacerbated by a chronic shortage of health workers in prisons.
HIV-positive pregnant women get sound advice from mothers who can empathise.
The petition in question was initiated by the People's Health Movement, not the South African Medical Association or the Rural Doctors Association.
Citing a conflict of interests and an inability to be impartial, "Dr Death" wants the committee conducting the inquiry into his conduct to step down.