Health Crisis

Big increase in mine water pollution

New data reveals a radical increase in the number of mines flouting water regulations

WATCH LIVE: Motsoaledi addresses allegations of ‘collapse of public healthcare’

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi briefs the media on the current state of health in South Africa.

‘SA health system is not collapsing’ – Motsoaledi

National health department deploys 200 officials to country’s beleaguered hospitals

Silicosis: Too late for some as gold mines pay up

Impoverished families will have some relief after a class action against 29 mining firms succeeds

Cabinet places North West health dept under administration

Treasury and the national department of health will step in on behalf of the government in North West's health department

Hospitals fill up in New Delhi as ‘killer’ smog continues

'This smog is a silent killer. In the years to come, the severe effects of this polluted air in our bodies will reveal its deadly effects'

Letters to the editor: January 8 to 14 2016

Readers write in about the ANC's degeneration, Zuma's corruption and a call for Aaron Motsoaledi to transcend the rot.

Comment: A blueprint for recovery

The situation in the Eastern Cape health department is a "full-blown catastrophe", writes Trudy Thomas.

Health minister slams ‘tender care’ system

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has decried the replacement of the healthcare system in Gauteng, Limpopo and the Eastern Cape with "tender-care".


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

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

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