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Collusion in private hospitals

A report has criticised the sector but experts warn that the status quo will likely remain

Brian Hlongwa steps down as ANC chief whip in Gauteng legislature

Hlongwa was implicated in a report by the SIU into corrupt activities to the tune of R1.2-billion during his tenure as health MEC

A very sick health dept

'Cue the now all-too-familiar pattern of patronage — houses, overseas trips, spa treatments'

Listeriosis: Mind the regulatory gap

The regulations and management of food safety standards need to be overhauled, say experts

Health department frustrates medical graduates waiting for internships

In the first of a series on doctors who have graduated but are struggling to find an internship, The Daily Vox speaks to Joanne Cunniffe-Miller.

Abortion turns into a nightmare

Personal beliefs sometimes collide with healthcare providers’ professional responsibilities.

Fifth postponement in MEC Malakoane’s corruption case

Activists have expressed frustration at the corruption trial of Free State MEC Benny Malakoane being postponed for the fifth time.

Hlongwa allegations taken to ANC’s integrity committee

Allegations of corruption involving ANC Gauteng Chief Whip Brian Hlongwa have been referred to the party's integrity committee.

Free State’s ‘collapsing’ health dept needs help, stat

The TAC and Section27 say their investigation into the province's health department shows it needs urgent intervention by three state ministries.

Survey: Does the health department owe you money?

Does the health department owe you money as a supplier or servicer provider? We want to know about your experiences. Survey closes on Wednesday, 10am.

Report suggests ARV and TB drug supply woes a ‘national crisis’

At least in one in every five public health facilities in the country has run out of HIV and/or TB drugs in the last two months, says a report.

Comment: A blueprint for recovery

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

Fact: Children have sex – Motsoaledi

Denial should not stand in the way of the provision of sexual health services at schools, says Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

Doctors overcharge, say our readers

The <em>Mail & Guardian</em> asked readers what they think of doctors' tariffs in a survey on M&G Online.

Doctors glum over SA health plan

Medical practitioners are pessimistic about healthcare in South Africa, says new study.

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Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

Roshan Morar is being investigated in connection with KwaZulu-Natal education department backpack sanitiser tender worth R4-million and a batch of face masks that vanished

Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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