Department Of Health

Community health workers “soldier on” for better health services

Some of the Free State health workers charged for gathering 'illegally' after a services protest accept a plea bargain, but the rest will soldier on.

Life-saving Aids medicine out of stock in Gauteng

Hospitals throughout Gauteng ran out of essential medicines in recent weeks, including a life-saving drug for people with Aids called Amphotericin B.

Dirty linen: Gauteng health department suspends CFO

Gauteng health department suspends its chief financial officer following allegations of irregularities in departmental procurement processes.

Do a third of SA women have a baby by 19?

A health department official has claimed that a third of SA women have a child by 19. The claim is based on data from 1998. Does it hold true?

DA reports Free State health dept to SAHRC over ‘gross incompetence’

Free State's health department has been reported to the SA Human Rights Commission over "rights violations" such as food shortages and overcrowding.

Formula for disaster: North West’s wasted millions in baby milk

A department spends millions on buying goods, but fails to distribute it and then pays extra to dump it after realising it's past its sell-by date.

Motsoaledi launches new contraceptive implant

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has introduced a new contraceptive implant, which is active for three years, and is available at clinics from June.

Motsoaledi frenzy over NHI

His reasoning has come in for much criticism, but the minister has no wish to continue the debate.

NHI: Let’s talk about this revolution

Minister, please sit down with the private health sector before the NHI has us paying more but getting less, writes Dr Chris Archer.

Surprisingly, condom lube does not soothe arthritis

The health department has corrected a newspaper report wherin a spokesperson was misquoted as saying that condom lubricant can soothe arthritic pain.

A healthy reaction to vigorous journalism

Bhekisisa looks back at, and follows up on, some of the most popular and impactful stories of 2013.

[From our archives] ‘If they are raped, then so what?’

Mentally disabled people in the rural Eastern Cape are considered worthless, even evil. When girls are sexually abused, mothers are no longer shocked.


WATCH IT AGAIN: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on measures to contain Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the continuing efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This included the extension of the national lockdown by another two weeks

More than 900 Americans to be evacuated from South Africa

Three flights are expected to leave South Africa over two days, embassy spokesperson says

Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

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