Issuing the proclamation led to a situation that could discourage practitioners from providing essential services for fear of criminal sanction.
Poor patients will be the biggest casualty if the National Health Laboratory Service collapses.
The department of trade and industry has yet to finalise patent reforms, raising questions that cheaper medication could be blocked intentionally.
The health minister and UNAids are jumping the gun by not consulting activists.
The community healthworker system is in chaos, leaving vulnerable communities at risk.
President Jacob Zuma has reiterated government's commitment to get the National Health Service into operation - despite drawing criticism in the past.
There is no need for South Africans to panic following the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said.
Three out of four SA men with hypertension don't know they have this condition, which is responsible for the deaths of 230 South Africans daily.
Due to the high costs of litigation medical negligence claims could bankrupt a future NHI, say experts.
The nation's healthcare system reflects the actions of the ministers responsible for it over the years.
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.
The Higher Education and Training HIV Programme has backed plans to introduce colourful and flavoured condoms to tertiary institutions.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has launched an HPV vaccine programme for grade four girls in all government schools.
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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