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Trade unions: 'The NHI is not moving fast enough'
Trade unions: 'The NHI is not moving fast enough'
It’s the billion-rand question: what role will the private sector play in the National Health Insurance (NHI)? Delegates at the ANC policy...
Will you be able to have a medical aid under the National Health Insurance scheme?
Will you be able to have a medical aid under the National Health Insurance scheme?
The days of private medical aid schemes may be numbered as the government this week confirmed that it will become the single funder and buyer of...
National cancer drug shortage may last until October
National cancer drug shortage may last until October
A deadly national cancer drug shortage is approaching its third month and patients may have to go without until October - if they can make it.
Bhekisisa, M&G journalists nab top honours at health awards
Bhekisisa, M&G journalists nab top honours at health awards
Journalists from the Mail & Guardian and Bhekisisa the M&G’s Centre for Health Journalism took home top prizes on Friday as part of the...
Recession risks hitting healthcare where it counts
Recession risks hitting healthcare where it counts
South Africa’s dwindling economy and recent ratings downgrades could topple the country’s already fragile public health systems, experts have...
Condoms at school? Yes, says a new education policy
Condoms at school? Yes, says a new education policy
School governing bodies and parents will no longer be able to prevent pupils from getting condoms at schools, according to a new basic education department...
Fears as Durban loses last state cancer specialist
Fears as Durban loses last state cancer specialist
Durban loses its last public sector oncologist today as shortages of specialists in the province continue.
#LifeEsidimeni: More than a year later, still no prosecutions
#LifeEsidimeni: More than a year later, still no prosecutions
For families of more than 100 mental health patients who died after being shunted from state-subsidised care, justice remains a waiting game as...
New Gauteng programme allows drug users to swap illegal highs for safer alternatives
New Gauteng programme allows drug users to swap illegal highs for safer alternatives
Tshwane residents who use opioid drugs such as heroin or whoonga can now swap their dangerous drugs of choice for something safer as part of an...
How to defy Zuma - and survive to tell the tale
How to defy Zuma - and survive to tell the tale
Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi knows the political consequences of firing him weigh heavier than the repercussions of keeping him on in his...
Rough welcome: Could South Africa's new border detention centres turn deadly?
Rough welcome: Could South Africa's new border detention centres turn deadly?
South Africa is to begin building massive border camps that could eventually house the more than 70 000 people who apply for refugee status...
Court case could axe a loophole letting sexual abusers off the hook for old offenses
Court case could axe a loophole letting sexual abusers off the hook for old offenses
The Johannesburg High Court will today hear a court case – brought by eight men and women – that could overturn a law allowing sex offenders to...
Is your child vaccinated against measles? Here’s why they might need a booster shot
Is your child vaccinated against measles? Here’s why they might need a booster shot
At least 17 cases of measles cases in Gauteng have sparked a 24-day vaccine campaign in the...

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