Poor management and leadership instability lead to R2-billion in irregular expenditure.
The Gauteng health department has admitted to problems at the facility, seen by the public protector.
Although the scheme's white paper was released at an economically uncertain time, it brings possibilities to those in need.
As Benny Malakoane showed off progress in Free State, 317 patients were left in the dark over their cancer status.
Psychiatrists have since turned to antidepressants, mood stabilisers and antipsychotics that aren’t curative.
Doctors Without Borders has stressed the critical importance of adequate investment into the prevention of diseases such as Ebola and cholera.
But the Free Market Foundation maintains the plan will cost the state more than it raises in taxes.
In the first of a two-part series, a band of doctors set out to reclaim LSD and ecstasy for mental health treatments.
The director of the Free Market Foundation suggests that an inquiry into private healthcare was deceptively orchestrated by the health minister.
Depression among the elderly is largely overlooked, but exercise can help to counter it.
Being conscious of good eating habits goes a long way towards winning the battle of the bulge.
The government has set several commendable goals but will have to improve its delivery.
The "dysfunctional" Health Professions Council of South Africa will not act immediately on recommendations made by Aaron Motsoaledi's task team.
For many of us, holiday time is drinking time, but shouldn't we be giving our booze-bods a break?
The health scheme is scheduled to be functioning by 2025 but the precise costs are still not known.
Colouring-in is for adults too and brings balance, mindfulness and helps the unarty to be creative.
The National Health Insurance white paper does not stipulate how the scheme will get funded; it only provides five possible scenarios.
SA society continues to betray traumatised young women who spiral into a life of drugs and abuse.
'Cat' or 'intash' joins tik and nyaope in the playground as dealers target bored children.
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