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My controversial 100kg revolution

Santie Pretorius details her weight loss journey, which included surgery, in a new book.

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The rural doctor who came home to live, love and heal

Which doctors want to work in the remote areas of South Africa? Mostly those who grew up there.

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Xenophobia violates Health Act and migrants' rights to care

Refugees run the border crossing gauntlet of lions, rivers, rape and theft hoping for a better life.

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When lightening strikes, it brings pale ailments

People who use creams to lighten their skin risk causing lasting damage to their bodies and nervous systems.

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Analysis: Tempers flare at Dr Death hearing

A move to ban Wouter Basson from medicine has been met with a tongue-lashing from his lawyer.

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Allay the dangers of maternity by honouring rural custom

Many women consult traditional healers, so it makes sense to enlist these cultural leaders in public health education.

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