Three drug addicts tell their stories of devastation, desperation and, finally, the long road to recovery.
The Gauteng health department has agreed to pay almost half-a-million rand to an HIV-positive woman after she was coercively sterilised.
Psychics such as John Edward are 'mostly harmless' and often quite helpful to the living, experts say.
The nation's healthcare system reflects the actions of the ministers responsible for it over the years.
Many men, thanks to social stigmas, are ashamed to report sexual hate crimes – but they are almost as common as they are against lesbians.
Prisoners are being deprived of treatment, and punished for speaking up about it.
Although working conditions are tough in rural areas, doctors need to go where they are most needed, says a medical student.
The Treatment Action Campaign has criticised the ANC for what it says is the party's non-commitment to making condoms available at schools.
A department spends millions on buying goods, but fails to distribute it and then pays extra to dump it after realising it's past its sell-by date.
Dembe Ndou learned to play piano in no time at all, but simply chatting is a complex challenge.
While much has been done to end Aids in Africa, more work by governments is necessary to move forward, particularly in SA.
The Higher Education and Training HIV Programme has backed plans to introduce colourful and flavoured condoms to tertiary institutions.
With over 400 000 new HIV infections occurring in 2012, South Africa ranks first in HIV incidence in the world, says an HSRC survey.
In the state sector, not everyone is equal. Some of us have to pay an arm, a leg and a full working day.
Half of all SA smokers tried to quit last year –and failed. How can we raise the success rate?
Widespread tuberculosis awareness campaigns can rein in its increasing transmission rates.
Policies protect profits but they fail to address alcohol's harmful effects on society.
According to a study, the discovery of how a woman's body responded to her HIV infection by making antibodies may hold the clue to a cure for Aids.
Cannabis may well have beneficial properties, but experts warn that smoking it is still bad for your health.
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