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Healthcare workers’ vaccines will be free

The Covid-19 vaccine has been declared a public good, which means that healthcare workers will not be expected to pay for it

Admissions soar as second wave tightens its hold

The number of admissions drastically increased in the first two weeks of January, showing the highest numbers since the pandemic reached SA across Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape

This is how medical aid schemes will help to fund SA’s vaccines

Medical aid schemes and businesses will help the government with the cost of acquiring enough vaccines for the South African population to achieve herd immunity

Who qualifies for Covid-19 testing?

Not everyone can get tested for the coronavirus. There are structures in place guiding health practitioners when it comes to screening patients for testing

Discovery Foundation: Leadership, innovation and transformation of healthcare

This year, the Discovery Foundation awarded grants to 42 medical specialists and institutions to the value of R27-million

Why Discovery Health didn’t pay up

Would you join a medical aid if you were perfectly healthy? Most won’t. That’s why we need waiting periods, says Discovery CEO Jonathan Broomberg.

Why medical aids are putting the price of a safe delivery on some women’s pockets

When medical schemes and the law count conceiving as a pre-existing condition, pregnant women lose.

M&G dominates Discovery Health Journalism Awards

Journalists from the Mail & Guardian won five categories at the Discovery Health Journalism Awards after receiving a total of 11 nominations.

The cost malady; Foresight is 2020

Vital changes need to ?be made in healthcare to give patients better value for their money.

Discovery profit declines 6% as claims and costs increase

An increasing number of medical aid claims and higher costs saw the company's full-year profits fall by 6%.

Discovery sees biggest share price fall since 2009

Discovery stock fell more today than in the past four and a half years on expectations of an up to 10% decrease in profit on the year.

NHI: Behind the proposals

<strong>Mia Malan</strong> raises some of the most frequently asked questions about the intended national health insurance.

The dirty war being fought for medical aid rands

A dirty war, including claims of a R1,8m pay off to the chairperson of a medical scheme, is being fought within the SA health insurance industry.

Link between fitness and wellness

The link between exercise and better health has been confirmed by three reports commissioned by Discovery Health's Vitality programme.

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Zulu land body challenges audit outcome

Ingonyama Trust Board chairperson Jerome Ngwenya has challenged the audit process in the face of a series of unfavourable ratings

‘Terrorised’ family shines a light on traditional leadership for vulnerable people

The ambiguity between traditional and constitutional leadership has been exposed by the violent banishment of an Eastern Cape family

Sisulu dissolves housing agency board, again

The HDA is once again under administration, and its acting chief executive gets to stay on

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