The nation's healthcare system reflects the actions of the ministers responsible for it over the years.
About 1.4-million South Africans with HIV/Aids are receiving ARVs -- a figure closer to the target set by the present national strategic plan.
National transmission rates of perinatal HIV infection are falling but the past is still with us, writes Martinique Stilwell.
President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday praised late health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang.
Mourners arrived at the Catholic Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Pretoria on Tuesday morning for the funeral service of Manto Tshabalala-Msimang.
About 300 people were assembled at the Pretoria City Hall on Monday afternoon for the memorial service of Manto Tshabalala-Msimang.
The funeral of former health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang will be held in Pretoria on Tuesday.
The death of former health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang has been met with a wave of eulogies and criticism.
Manto Tshabalala-Msimang hoped to polish her legacy, but in the end she will be remembered for her Aids stance.
Political allies of Manto Tshabalala-Msimang offered praise in the wake of her death on Wednesday while her many detractors muted their criticism.
The ANC on Wednesday described recently deceased Manto Tshabalala-Msimang as someone who fought for justice and democracy.
Former health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang has died, her doctor confirmed on December 16.
The ANC on Wednesday condemned "negative and irresponsible" media reports about the former health minister's hospitalisation.
While South Africa's HIV-infection rate may have stabilised, experts warn that the slow response to the pandemic has triggered a time bomb.
Former health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang is in a stable condition at hospital, her doctor said on Monday.
The SABC wanted "issues of balance" addressed before agreeing to air a documentary on former president Thabo Mbeki and Aids deaths, it says.
Professors Hoosen Coovadia and Salim Abdool Karim, two of SA's foremost HIV researchers, were recently the health department's greatest enemies.