Health

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?

How one project is finally helping reduce the risk of suicide among teens

When kids at risk of suicide can talk to trained friends & family, they're seven times less likely to die, says one of the world's largest studies.

Hospitals close in Mpumalanga as doctors and nurses fear for their safety

Health workers in Mpumalanga fear for their lives because of crime and unsafe buildings

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders