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Abortion turns into a nightmare
Abortion turns into a nightmare
"The last dream I had was a few nights ago. I am back home in Hlabisa and my boyfriend hands me a baby," says Gugu Ngubeni*. "It looks like a...
Fifth postponement in MEC Malakoane's corruption case
Fifth postponement in MEC Malakoane's corruption case
Free State health MEC Benny Malakoane’s corruption court case was postponed for the fifth time on Wednesday. 
Hlongwa allegations taken to ANC's integrity committee
Hlongwa allegations taken to ANC's integrity committee
Allegations of corruption involving ANC Gauteng Chief Whip Brian Hlongwa have been referred to the party's integrity committee, the ruling party in...
Free State's 'collapsing' health dept needs help, stat
Free State's 'collapsing' health dept needs help, stat
Three different ministers have been urged by Section27 and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) for drastic and immediate intervention in Free...
Survey: Does the health department owe you money?
Survey: Does the health department owe you money?
Provincial health departments are struggling to keep up with the demand for services and budgetary constraints are often blamed. Accrued debt from...
Report suggests ARV and TB drug supply woes a 'national crisis'
Report suggests ARV and TB drug supply woes a 'national crisis'
At least in one in every five public health facilities has run out of HIV and/or tuberculosis (TB) drugs in  the last two months, with...
Comment: A blueprint for recovery
Comment: A blueprint for recovery
In my 77 years on this earth, I can hardly recall a time when I was not involved in health care in one form or another. In total, I have practised...
Fact: Children have sex – Motsoaledi
Fact: Children have sex – Motsoaledi
"We cannot continue to pretend that our young people are not sexually active," said Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi at the opening of...
Doctors overcharge, say our readers
Doctors overcharge, say our readers
Most respondents (71%) believe that medical tariffs should be regulated, but there is no consensus on how this should be done.
Doctors glum over SA health plan
Doctors glum over SA health plan
South Africa has a committed workforce of medical practitioners who enjoy their work. However, the state of healthcare in the country and continuing...
Blame game gets Gauteng nowhere
Blame game gets Gauteng nowhere
Another day, another story about state patients dying and suffering. Another distressed letter from desperate health workers. Another call for action...
Breastfeeding benefits mom and baby
Breastfeeding benefits mom and baby
It is hardly surprising that Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has been applying his considerable energy towards infant nutrition. South Africa is...

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