Laura Lopez Gonzalez

#Measles: Why your kid might need a booster shot

Are your kids up-to-date with vaccines? Here's why you might want to check on that.

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SA continuing to negotiate affordable access to TB drug

A new pilot programme launched Friday will allow at least 200 people to access the latest treatment worth hundreds of thousands of rand.

The future of take-away? I’ll take a large pizza – and an HIV test – for delivery

Home is where the heart is, they say – it could also be the future of HIV testing.

#LifeEsidimeni: Patients still missing after deadly move from state care

Gauteng health department hopes to avoid legal battle as more bodies are discovered.

[LISTEN] Health MEC: ‘#LifeEsidimeni families’ voices were muffled’

New Gauteng health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa speaks about the Life Esidimeni tragedy that claimed the lives of at least 94 mental health patients.

Two drugs could be the key to quicker TB cures

Patients were no longer infectious after just two months of treatment — faster than almost all drugs ever recorded.

Nutrition remains single biggest ‘missed opportunity’ in health, says Gates

Malnutrition contributes to almost half of all child deaths globally but receives 1% of foreign aid.

#LifeEsidimeni: NGOs ‘chose patients like cattle at an auction’

The department moved people to save money and NGOs were happy to take them in for cash.

#LifeEsidimeni: ‘There may still be uncounted bodies in state mortuaries’

The health ombudsman has found 94 mental health patients died because of state negligence. Laura Lopez Gonzalez tells Mia Malan what happened.

Life Esidimeni: ‘My son had death in his face’

A father speaks out about the terrible conditions his son died in after being removed from state-funded hospital care at Life Esidimeni.

[EXCLUSIVE] Police arrest health workers for giving drug users clean water

The health department calls arrests 'unfortunate' after senior officials spend night trying to get workers out of cells.

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Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

BE 1 OF 8 LUCKY PEOPLE TO DRIVE OFF WITH R80 000

From 23 to 30 November 2020, simply purchase any BMW bearing the number “8” and you could be one of eight lucky people to drive off with R80 000

Introducing Sabinet Judgments

A well-rounded view of reported and unreported judgments supplemented by an advanced system to enable users to rapidly find the information they require

The Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Research and Publication Interventions

The project places emphasis on rolling out a standardised package of occupational health services and mining safety standards across four countries

National skills development inaugural webinar

SALGA will focus on developing leadership competencies and incorporate online and blended learning to enhance governance capabilities and service delivery

South Africa is open for business

The IDC believes that the fundamentals to enable a sustainable economic recovery are firmly in place, writes IDC CEO TP Nchocho