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​Three key components of the NHI Bill that need to change

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Community healthcare workers are the link

They often identify additional problems, such as people needing food, IDs and housing

Using the COPC Toolkit to plan integrated healthcare delivery

The toolkit integrates data to better predict and respond to health needs in an area

The workforce that makes our health system work

Community health workers need to be supported so that policies can be tangibly effective

Research to improve rural community health

Management Award: contribution through management and related SET and innovation activities by an individual

Progress in health, human settlements and education

Masuelle highlighted improvements in delivery of services for education

Too poor to care? The call for a minimum wage has exposed a sick system

Care workers may be the backbone of community health care but they sure aren’t paid like it

The ups and downs of community healthcare

Often medical help comes too late for people in rural areas but community health workers could change this

Bikers go full throttle to speed up TB cure in Zimbabwe

A programme with the health department sees motorbikes being used to deliver drugs to people in far-flung places who can't afford the fare.

Fishing and family planning – how the two are linked

Sometimes, delivering mixed messages is a good thing, as an integrated project in the Lake Tanganyika region has proved.

Free State breaks the backbone of basic care for the destitute

The Mma Mokoenas of community health still dispense help despite having been dismissed.

Community healthworkers shafted by SA’s policy shambles

The community healthworker system is in chaos, leaving vulnerable communities at risk.

Analysis: Why policy is failing community health workers

Community workers are twiddling their thumbs while the state drags its heels on a new strategy, writes Mia Malan.

[From our achives] Former Free State health MEC: They call me a killer, I know I’m a saviour

In this 2014 interview, former Free State health MEC Benny Malakoane says that detractors are still alive is proof of the good work under his watch.

Road worrier: TAC activist ‘targeted’

The pressure group has accused the Free State’s health MEC of being behind the intimidation.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

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Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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Land reform still a hot potato

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Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

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