Why South Africa’s health record is poor

"As a country we spend 8,7% of our GDP on health in both the public and private sectors, yet we have little to show..."

Taking scientific approach

One of the goals of the National Nursing Summit is to encourage research on nursing by nurses.

On the tip of the tongue

Research has shown that speaking two languages improves brain performance.

Less is more

New research brings hope for less aggressive and invasive ways of treating breast cancer in patients.

Alarm over demand for designer vaginas

Medical experts have sounded the alarm over the soaring rates of labiaplasty.

Brits falling out of love with drugs

The number of young people taking drugs has fallen by 30% in 15 years. Is the drop down to quality, bad celebrity PR or price?

The heretical idea of making people

The award of the Nobel prize, when it came in October 2010, was long overdue.

Coming to terms with schizophrenia results in revelatory tell-all

To Patrick Cockburn, it's an illness that has eaten away at his oldest child. To Henry Cockburn, it has been an inspiration.

No end to bickering over breastfeeding

Breast or bottle is one of the most intimate and essential decisions a new parent has to make.

KwaZulu’s health service is sick

The Weekly Mail has taken the lid off horrifying conditions in kwaZulu's medical services.

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it