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Award-winning Pontsho Pilane: Here's why beat reporting matters
Award-winning Pontsho Pilane: Here's why beat reporting matters
Newsrooms are shrinking, and the news cycle is faster — and longer than ever. So why do we still need specialists reporting units? Ask...
‘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...
The testing ground: Could an experimental vaccine save the DRC from Ebola?
The testing ground: Could an experimental vaccine save the DRC from Ebola?
More than 4 000 doses of an experimental vaccine against Ebola...
Why is this 290-bed North West hospital catering for just 19 patients?
Why is this 290-bed North West hospital catering for just 19 patients?
The National Health, Education and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has threatened to make its strike in North West a national issue if Premier...
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...
One in three people surveyed report being sexually abused by police
One in three people surveyed report being sexually abused by police
Nosipho Vidima arrived at work at around seven o’clock that evening. The streets of Morningside in Durban were still bustling with people driving...
Should government health schemes pay for infertility treatment?
Should government health schemes pay for infertility treatment?
Infertility affects up to 180-million couples worldwide, shows new research released today. The study argues that infertility treatment should...
Could this be the second major city on the verge of a 'day zero'?
Could this be the second major city on the verge of a 'day zero'?
In the township of Chamanculo, in Maputo, 
North West: The closest working hospital may be more than 200 km away for some now
North West: The closest working hospital may be more than 200 km away for some now
More than a dozen North West health facilities remain closed after more than a week of violent protests. Unions representing healthcare providers...
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...
[Updated] North West: Military health services move in
[Updated] North West: Military health services move in
The South African Military Health Service (SAMHS) was deployed in a desperate effort to assist Mafikeng Provinical Hospital in the North West...

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