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Racial bias against black medical practitioners ‘reflects fissures of an unresolved past’

The testimonials of black doctors have given credence to allegations of racial profiling. Of those listed on a Gems blacklist, 94% of general practitioners were black

Challenges and opportunities for telemedicine in Africa

Telemedicine in Africa is currently limited by the availability of basic infrastructure, but, considering the lack of doctors in rural areas, it is a vital component in addressing the continent’s healthcare needs

Forced sterilisation is ‘inhuman’

According to the Commission for Gender Equality’s latest report, this practice is a direct attack on HIV-positive women

Whatever happened to the doctors & nurses involved in the #LifeEsidimeni tragedy

These health workers presided over one of the deadliest tragedies since the dawn of democracy. Find out why they can still practice.

The Snap, Crackle and Pop defence of Tim Noakes

Big Cereal is obviously concerned about their profits, so it’s little wonder they find the Banting diet unpalatable

Basson: Mandela brought me in from the cold

Wouter Basson says former president Nelson Mandela reappointed him to an army post, because the US and UK insisted the state keep a close eye on him.

Foreign doctors hold out a lifeline

Without their presence South Africa's national health insurance cannot be implemented successfully to provide quality healthcare.

Show must go on: Basson fails in bid to quash charges

Cardiologist Wouter Basson's bid to have four charges of unprofessional and unethical conduct against him dismissed has failed.

Wouter Basson resumes battle to keep his medical licence

The bid by Wouter Basson, who headed SA's chemical and biological warfare programme, to have misconduct charges against him dropped continues today.

Health minister denies pushing for his own man

Aaron Motsoaledi has denied allegations that he is trying to "hijack" the appointment of a new registrar to "serve his own agenda".

Medical council cries foul at ‘interference’

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is being accused of hijacking the process for appointing a new registrar.

Parliament calls for tighter security at hospitals

Security around hospitals must be tightened, Parliament has insisted, in the wake of the murder of a doctor by a patient at a hospital in Mpumalanga.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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