Department Of Health

Health minister promises more doctors and nurses

The health department has launched a human resource plan to deal with the public sector's severe lack of doctors and nurses.

Exclusive breastfeeding plan ‘impractical’

Doctors in the HIV field and mothers infected have reacted with doubt to the health minister's announcement of an "exclusive breastfeeding" policy.

Healthcare is minister’s most critical patient

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi's "to do" list is arguably the most daunting of any minister in Cabinet.

Breast is best, says Motsoaledi

Infant formula will no longer be supplied free of charge at government health facilities to mothers who are able to breastfeed.

How SA fails its poor mothers

South Africa is one of a handful of countries that have done little to reduce maternal deaths, writes <b>Mia Malan</b>.

Mismanagement a ‘huge problem’

An observation made by many is that government hospitals need to function better for the NHI scheme to work.

Final test for health scheme

The health department has finalised its long-awaited NHI green paper and it will be submitted to Cabinet early next week for "final clearance".

Bodies pile up at Bara morgue

Bodies are piling up in the mortuary at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital owing to a backlog in paupers' burials.

Medical council cries foul at ‘interference’

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is being accused of hijacking the process for appointing a new registrar.

HIV response: Simpler is better

About 1.4-million South Africans with HIV/Aids are receiving ARVs -- a figure closer to the target set by the present national strategic plan.

Malaria drug breakthrough

Malaria drug breakthrough MSF calls for drug that could save 200 000 lives a year to be rolled out immediately

Coming clean on our dirty washing

We pay for antibacterial wipes while Third World children die because of a lack of basic sanitation.


NGOs ask ConCourt to order that shops can sell baby clothes during lockdown

The organisations say lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

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