Health Care

Medical smart jacket tackles misdiagnosis of pneumonia

Jacket would detect symptoms up to four times faster than a doctor.

Universal health coverage will lead to a healthier and more equitable world

The WHO is the unifying force to focus all stakeholders on advancing universal health coverage.

South Africa is placed on alert for ‘superbug’ as drug-resistant yeast infections rise globally

Health experts warn of a potentially fatal fungal infection that is said to be spreading in hospitals.

A life-saving shift: New reductions in doctors’ hours are still far off the mark

Research shows that any shift longer than 16 hours puts doctors and patients at risk.

Why over-treating malaria in Africa is a problem, and how it can be stopped

Malaria medication is being accidentally wasted on other conditions.

Letters to the editor: January 15 to 21 2016

Readers write in about racism, land reform, health care reform and water leaks.

All the nuts and bolts of the NHI

The health scheme is scheduled to be functioning by 2025 but the precise costs are still not known.

Are vaccines a shot in the dark?

SA spends an enormous amount on preventative medicine but no one can tell where the failures are.

Editorial: Unhealthy state of affairs

Instead of acknowledging the logistical challenges at hospitals and clinics, the minister has tried to shift the focus to others.

BLAST FROMT THE PAST: General Electric to double Africa Revenue to $10bn

General Electric says it is seeking to target power, health and locomotive opportunities in the hopes of boosting economies in Africa.

Google robots for the operating theatre

The robots will help minimise trauma and damage to the patient by aiding surgeons in minimally invasive operations, giving operators greater accuracy.

Hospital under observation

State officials have visited Dihlabeng and the Free State health MEC says he will follow suit.

Latest

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

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

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