Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has introduced a new contraceptive implant, which is active for three years, and is available at clinics from June.
The Rural Health Advocacy Project says the budget was "disappointing" as it does not make provision for improvements in healthcare service delivery.
His reasoning has come in for much criticism, but the minister has no wish to continue the debate.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi describes Dr Chris Archer's criticism of the national health insurance as ignorant at best.
Minister, please sit down with the private health sector before the NHI has us paying more but getting less, writes Dr Chris Archer.
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An association of large drug companies said they had rejected an American plan to manipulate South Africa because it had been clearly inappropriate.
Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi is livid about a pharmaceutical company campaign he says will restrict access to crucial drugs.
A selection of moments caught on camera from the ANC fundraising dinner and manifesto launch rally in Nelspruit over the weekend.
While 20-million people have been tested for HIV in South Africa, there are still shortages of medicines and mismanagement in the health sector.
The Eastern Cape health department claims hospital staff misled a government inspection team to create a bad impression.
Speaking after the launch of the HIV, counselling and testing campaign, Aaron Motsoaledi has urged MPs to lead by example and get circumcised.
Tobacco retailers have expressed worry over the effects of stricter tobacco display regulations, proposed by the health minister.
It took the state's forensics services on average 26 weeks last year to supply the result of an alcohol blood level test, says the health minister.
Hospitals and clinics are to be demolished and rebuilt to reboot the Eastern Cape's "broken" health system.
If the community stays vigilant, lives will be improved for many years.
The growing health crisis in the E Cape has forced Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to intervene by commissioning a task team to investigate.
Health editor Mia Malan talks about Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi's decision to use public hospitals and the NHI.
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Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has promised to get state facilities running to the highest standards.