Doctors

My G-cup breasts just had to go

People must be ready because I am going to embrace my body with all the scars that come with it

What your doctor is thinking when they say, ‘I’m afraid I have some bad news’

Doctors have turned to scientific studies for guidance on talking with patients, but the results have largely left them guessing.

The bad news about delivering bad news

Doctors have turned to scientific studies for guidance on talking with patients, but the results have largely left them guessing.

Discovery gets up doctors’ noses

Surgical specialists are concerned that day hospitals won’t suit their own or patients’ needs

Black students in medical schools: Is there a problem?

Our Mia Malan speaks to Laura Lopez Gonzalez about the recent allegations of racism at Wits Medical School.

​A dying breath of fresh air

A hard-hitting film raises serious ethical questions about keeping a patient alive at all costs.

Curing a sick system: Doctors and nurses must speak out for patients and themselves

Medicine shouldn’t be the only thing on the books at our medical schools. Here are some tips for healthcare workers to handle abuse.

​Nelson Mandela Metro University gets the go-ahead to open a medical school in 2020

The new department will begin with 50 students and increase this number to about 200 by 2022.

SA doctors demand shorter hours, saying their 30-hour shifts put patients’ lives at risk

The health department and the Health Professions Council of South Africa must act to protect the medics and patients.

Doctors must be taught how to be better counsellors on lifestyle choices

People who smoke and drink too much, don’t exercise and eat unhealthily are likely to suffer from non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease.

Doctors’ ways with words can lead to misperceptions

Research shows that the way doctors describe medical conditions can affect whether or not a patient demands antibiotics.

My nephew, the doctor, is down with the villagers

For me, the pretender to aristocracy, all this human traffic translates into downright invasion of privacy. But alas, not so with Tebogo.

Latest

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

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

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

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