Health

Why the public-private partnership to build Lesotho’s only specialist hospital floundered

It was hailed as a revolution in private investment in healthcare in Africa, but almost a decade after it was opened, Lesotho’s only specialist hospital takes up almost a third of the country’s entire health budget. Now, we may finally know why

Lockdown escape: Strained services struggle to rescue abused women

After Easter there was an uptick in domestic violence cases in the country. Shelters have lost income and social workers are having to field as many as 1000 calls a day from women who are now stuck at home with their abusive partners

Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Forced sterilisation is ‘inhuman’

According to the Commission for Gender Equality’s latest report, this practice is a direct attack on HIV-positive women

The vax revolution will be filmed

New tech is poised to help vaccines last longer and reach many more people with far less fuss

Rethinking the mosquito net

Disease-spreading mozzies may be getting wise to our best defences, but science is fighting back with a new kind of chemistry. But will advances be able to outpace nature?

Long walk to recovery: This rural hospital revolutionised rehab

A road accident, a bad fall, a stabbing. A single moment and a traumatic head injury can change everything in your life, leaving you to relearn the basics — walking, talking, grasping. When the unthinkable happens, rehabilitation services can be the start of the journey back to a semblance of the life you once had. If you can access them

As climate crisis bites, cricket-eating goes global

Farming insects requires less water than cattle rearing and they emit fewer greenhouse gases. Here’s why you should make them part of your diet

Prevent the next flu pandemic

The ability to contain outbreaks exists but states ignore the international treaty for health security

Collusion, competition and corruption — A new Rx for better healthcare?

The three Cs: Collusion, competition and corruption. There’ll be a renewed push to safeguard your money when it comes to healthcare, but will it work?

Consumers get the short end of the private healthcare stick, commission finds

Competition Commission reveals anti-competitive practices in private healthcare

The power, the purse strings and the NHI

The NHI Bill proposes major shifts in who controls our national and provincial health budgets. Will the draft legislation rob provinces of control?

What did this former Sars official know about Big Tobacco’s dodgy dealings?

State capture was a godsend for tobacco dealers, writes former Sars official Johann van Loggerenberg in his latest book

Crime and medicine: How to keep criminals out of our hospitals

There may be no quick fix to making our hospitals safer, but there may be one simple place to start

Bringing home baby when your bae is HIV-positive and you’re not

Sperm washing, assisted insemination and long hospital waits — if you were lucky. This is what pregnancy when you were HIV-positive used to look like

Doing the ‘tramadol dance’: What this latest craze says about pill addiction

The illicit trade in this painkiller has become the stuff of ballads and dance halls but its abuse is threatening to condemn those in real need

The quest for the (vaginal) ring

The HIV prevention tablet is now available in South Africa but popping a pill every day to stay HIV-negative may not be for everyone

A new smoke signal: Is Big Tobacco using influencers to illegally punt new products?

Could companies’ wooing of social media influencers be just a clever ploy to get around the country’s tobacco advertising ban?

Press Releases

Covid-19 and Back to School Webinar

If our educators can take care of themselves, they can take care of the children they teach

5G technology is the future

Besides a healthcare problem Covid-19 is also a data issue and 5G technology, with its lightning speed, can help to curb its spread

JTI off to court for tobacco ban: Government not listening to industry or consumers

The tobacco ban places 109 000 jobs and 179 000 wholesalers and retailers at risk — including the livelihood of emerging farmers

Holistic Financial Planning for Professionals Webinar

Our lives are constantly in flux, so it makes sense that your financial planning must be reviewed frequently — preferably on an annual basis

Undeterred by Covid-19 pandemic, China and Africa hold hands, building a community of a shared future for mankind

It is clear that building a community with a shared future for all mankind has become a more pressing task than ever before

Wills, Estate Administration and Succession Planning Webinar

Capital Legacy has had no slowdown in lockdown regarding turnaround with clients, in storing or retrieving wills and in answering their questions

Call for Expression of Interest: Training supply and needs assessment to support the energy transition in South Africa

GIZ invites eligible and professional companies with local presence in South Africa to participate in this tender to support the energy transition

Obituary: Mohammed Tikly

His legacy will live on in the vision he shared for a brighter more socially just future, in which racism and discrimination are things of the past

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