Fatima Hassan

Fatima Hassan is a South African and writes in her personal capacity.

Why medical aids are putting the price of a safe delivery on some women’s pockets

When medical schemes and the law count conceiving as a pre-existing condition, pregnant women lose.

Agent Provocateur: Hands off our parastatals

The investment world would have been up in arms by now if South African Airways were a private company, writes Fatima Hassan.

State Secrecy

<b>Fatima Hassan</b> writes about her disappointment in the head of the ad hoc committee for the Protection of State Information Bill.

Kidneygate: What the Netcare bosses really knew

Netcare was warned by a top specialist to stop Israeli "tourist transplants" but the company dismissed his advice and hid behind a legal façade.

Alarm over baby deaths in Khayelitsha

Cape Town officials accused of downplaying a 'growing' crisis in poor areas.

Manyi’s clash of interests sidestepped

Public services minister brushes off Manyi's 'dismissal' and knows nothing about his business roles

Comrade Barbara, we salute you!

<b>Zackie Achmat</b> and <b>Fatima Hassan</b> pays tribute to Barbara Hogan, as she retires from government.

The hungry stats hole

In 2003 the South African Cabinet approved the use of antiretrovirals (ARVs) in the public sector and in early 2004 the programme started. Now in its fifth year, government often claims that it is the "largest treatment programme in the world".

Slow road to drugs roll-out

In November 2003 the Cabinet approved a national plan for HIV/ Aids prevention, care and treatment. The plan estimated that 53 000 people would be placed on anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment by the end of March this year. Eight months on, fewer than 10 000 people with HIV/Aids are receiving anti-retrovirals through the public health system.

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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