Personal beliefs sometimes collide with healthcare providers’ professional responsibilities.
Activists have expressed frustration at the corruption trial of Free State MEC Benny Malakoane being postponed for the fifth time.
Allegations of corruption involving ANC Gauteng Chief Whip Brian Hlongwa have been referred to the party's integrity committee.
The TAC and Section27 say their investigation into the province's health department shows it needs urgent intervention by three state ministries.
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At least in one in every five public health facilities in the country has run out of HIV and/or TB drugs in the last two months, says a report.
The situation in the Eastern Cape health department is a "full-blown catastrophe", writes Trudy Thomas.
Denial should not stand in the way of the provision of sexual health services at schools, says Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.
The Mail & Guardian asked readers what they think of doctors' tariffs in a survey on M&G Online.
Medical practitioners are pessimistic about healthcare in South Africa, says new study.
Until politics takes a back seat, people will continue to die in the province's hospitals.
The health department is set to promote exclusive breastfeeding in order to reverse South Africa's high infant mortality rate.
The death of Dr Molefi Sefularo is a monumental loss for the nation and the progressive movement as a whole, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday.
The ANC in Gauteng on Tuesday called on the Health Department to probe the peddling of pills used for inducing labour to terminate pregnancy.
Remuneration, ageing infrastructure and general and financial management continue to hamper the public health system in South Africa.
The South African government's "non-response" to the outbreak of swine flu was worrying, the Democratic Alliance said on Tuesday.
Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang may be guilty of contempt of court for criticising a ruling that allowed the Sunday Times to comment on her health records, the Public Protector said on Wednesday. The Public Protector made this finding while investigating a complaint of misappropriation of funds against the Health Ministry.
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will monitor investigations into the cause of the deaths of nearly 80 Eastern Cape babies, the body announced on Friday. Earlier this week, reports emerged that 78 children from the Eastern Cape had died as a result of diarrhoea allegedly caused by contaminated water.
The government is to intervene to curb rocketing private healthcare costs and prevent the sector's "demise", Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said on Tuesday. The health charter task team, among others, has been discussing the challenge of making healthcare more affordable, she told the National Assembly's health committee.