Department Of Health

Bad workplaces, longer strikes

Strikes over poor working conditions have intensified over the past four years, the recently-released Industrial Action Report for 2018 reveals.

#WorldCancerDay: Getting treatment in Limpopo is like waiting for death

Cervical cancer claimed Nkhanyeleni Vele’s life this past weekend, but with a higher number of cancer specialists on duty, her death could have been avoided

We are failing our children

Ten infants died at Tembisa hospital at the end of last year. The health department tells us this it is more...

The flagship projects of the National Lotteries Commission

Grants have been allocated to a range of nongovernmental and other organisations

Flaming row over health dept dangers

As deadly fires tear through unsafe buildings in Gauteng, civil servants tell state: ‘We warned you’

#JoburgFire: Workers say building was a ‘house of horrors’

Bustling Joburg brought to a standstill as firefighters contain blaze at the Bank of Lisbon building

#JoburgFire: ‘This is what we warned would happen’ – unions

The fire comes after the unions were told just last Friday that the department would not be moving offices despite their complaints about safety

​Kota merchants worried as listeria hysteria takes hold

Motsoaledi’s utterances about avoiding certain street foods has heightened fears amongst consumers

The other Life Esidimeni scandal

A judgement highlights the Gauteng social development department’s illicit doings

​Don’t blame neoliberalism, blame the state

It’s not the private sector that’s failing our poor. It’s badly executed public policy that’s at fault.

Survey uncovers shortages in critical medication

A survey of stock levels of HIV drugs is in stark contrast to health department claims that "there is no shortage".

Motsoaledi refutes claims SA faces drug shortages

The health minister says the media portrays the department as failing to provide drugs for patients, but supply is also subject to business decisions.

Latest

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

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