Infant Mortality

Malawi is Southern Africa’s next big election

Malawi’s president faces stiff competition. But the politics will be different even if he doesn’t win

[LISTEN] You bank your money each month, so why not bank your breast milk?

We always tell moms breast is best but sometimes milk doesn't come when babies do. This breast milk bank is filling in these gaps.

Thousands of babies die each year in SA. This could help save them.

A week. That's how long most newborns who die will make it in South Africa. But there may be hope yet for the country's tiniest patients

Rwanda slashes infant death rate

Its network of healthcare workers and cellphone links provides a model for other nations to follow

Would you put your baby in a cardboard box? Check out this parenting trend

The Finns’ cardboard box prompts an African graduate to develop a life-saving device for babies.

Simple SMS system keeps a close watch on Rwanda’s babies

The programme has resulted in a remarkable reduction in infant and maternal mortality rates, even in remote areas of the country.

Gauteng addresses hospital staff negligence

The provincial health department has begun clamping down on negligence by doctors and nurses at state hospitals, with a focus on maternity wards.

Province to transform public transport

Anyone that has used the Gautrain can attest to the pleasure and ease of using a properly-designed public transport system.

Breastfeeding benefits mom and baby

The health department is set to promote exclusive breastfeeding in order to reverse South Africa's high infant mortality rate.

Investigation after five babies die at Jo’burg hospital

Five babies died of diarrhoea at the Charlotte Maxeke state hospital in Johannesburg on Wednesday, the Gauteng health department said.

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Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

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