Doctors Without Borders

Second Ebola vaccine introduced in the DRC

It said the new vaccine, produced by a Belgian subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is aimed at protecting 50 000 people over a period of four months

Ebola outbreak spreads to new city in conflict-hit Congo

Home to nearly one million people, Bunia is the latest Congolese city to report an Ebola infection

The battle to bring antivenoms to Africa

A shortage of snake antivenom in Africa is a "shameful failure"

Scores of amputations in Gaza as Israeli troops aim for the legs

Gaza's health ministry has carried out 94 amputations since protests began in March, 82 of them involving lower limbs

Ebola fear empties DRC village schools

Teaching staff and aid workers fear that children who walk around freely in the village pose a risk far worse than they would pose in a classroom

Military ignored Mosul war-wounded

In ridding the city of the Islamic State, its health system was gutted, affecting 1.8-million residents

Caught between bullets and a siege

The war on Gazans is more than physical. It is a complete suppression of their humanity.

DRC Ebola outbreak on ‘epidemiological knife edge’ — WHO

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has a clear "potential to expand", WHO warned on Wednesday

WHO to administer experimental Ebola vaccines in the Congo

The organisation will administer the vaccination to healthcare workers and anyone else who has been potentially exposed to Ebola.

MSF reveals sex abuse cases as Oxfam scandal widens

French group Doctors Without Borders is the latest to join in the scandal over sexual abuse in the foreign aid industry

Women forced into sex to pay hospital bills, study says

Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drain pipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts of Africa.

Central African Republic: The state that doesn’t exist

Even in its best days, the CAR was never much of a state. But since the outbreak of civil war in 2013, the government has all but ceased to exist

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eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

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