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Why Covid likely won’t change the plight of community health workers

In the absence of action from the health department, South Africa’s community health workers are once again having to fight for their rights, with a nationwide strike planned from 9 November.

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.

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ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

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Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

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