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Joan van Dyk

Joan van Dyk

    Does South Africa need a Human Rights Commission?
    Does South Africa need a Human Rights Commission?
    It’s a May morning in 2018 and cancer activists, journalists and politicians are seated around a fluorescent-lit conference room at the offices...
    ‘SA health system is not collapsing’ – Motsoaledi
    ‘SA health system is not collapsing’ – Motsoaledi
    The national health department has sent 200 senior managers, doctors and nurses to help manage hospitals nationwide, health minister Aaron...
    ‘Cancer treatment in the North West is impossible’
    ‘Cancer treatment in the North West is impossible’
    Only one radiation oncologist is left to treat cancer patients in North West, a health department statement shows. ...
    Durban cuts city's only needle exchange programme
    Durban cuts city's only needle exchange programme
    Hundreds of people in the City of eThekwini could be at risk of contracting HIV and hepatitis as the metro cuts the only prevention programme for...
    Who killed Ntombizodwa Matthews? Politics, protest & corruption in the North West
    Who killed Ntombizodwa Matthews? Politics, protest & corruption in the North West
    The singing stopped when the six men lifted the coffin to their hips to carry it from the small marquee tent to the hearse waiting in front of the...
    Limpopo: 0. Mpumalanga: 0. That's how many radiation oncologists these provinces have
    Limpopo: 0. Mpumalanga: 0. That's how many radiation oncologists these provinces have
    There is not a single radiation oncologist left in Limpopo or Mpumalanga, according to an annual survey conducted by the South African Society of Clinical and Radiation Oncology (Sascro). Half the country’s provinces...
    Private investigators, Hawks called in to probe North West graft
    Private investigators, Hawks called in to probe North West graft
    The North West province government has hired private investigators to look into allegations that its health department awarded R180‑million in...
    Freak waves and HIV in Durban. What's the link?
    Freak waves and HIV in Durban. What's the link?
    About fifty used needles and syringes on a beach. That’s what’s caused the City of eThekwini to threaten to close down an HIV prevention...
    Death and dignity: How KZN strips cancer patients of their pride
    Death and dignity: How KZN strips cancer patients of their pride
    Roxanne Premchund would sometimes hear her father scream.
    #Listeriosis: An evil mastermind? Track the thoughts of a killer
    #Listeriosis: An evil mastermind? Track the thoughts of a killer
    From its corner of the factory, the villain can see everything.
    #Listeriosis: Six ways to keep calm and carry on
    #Listeriosis: Six ways to keep calm and carry on
    At midnight on 4 March, scientists at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) finally found the...