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Covid-19 positive health workers accused of ‘carelessness’

Mediclinic workers say the company is not taking responsibility for a Covid-19 outbreak at a Pretoria hospital

Provinces yet to sign deals with private hospitals

In preparation for a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases, talks between private hospital groups and the national health department on treating patients have been concluded

Why the public-private partnership to build Lesotho’s only specialist hospital floundered

It was hailed as a revolution in private investment in healthcare in Africa, but almost a decade after it was opened, Lesotho’s only specialist hospital takes up almost a third of the country’s entire health budget. Now, we may finally know why

Staff at eight KZN hospitals contract coronavirus

Forced to work across multiple hospitals, health officials have helped to spread Covid-19 in the private healthcare system

Collusion, competition and corruption — A new Rx for better healthcare?

The three Cs: Collusion, competition and corruption. There’ll be a renewed push to safeguard your money when it comes to healthcare, but will it work?

Consumers get the short end of the private healthcare stick, commission finds

Competition Commission reveals anti-competitive practices in private healthcare

Netcare’s BMI faces UK competition censure

The group now faces scrutiny in South Africa, after its overseas subsidiary was nailed.

Giving back for the greater good

South Africans who live in urban areas donate R605 each to charity every year.

‘Use private sector expertise’

The Hospital Association of South Africa will urge the government to use a multi-payer system to administer national health insurance claims.

Building an engaged culture

Entrenching a values-based ethos at all levels.

Kidneygate: What the Netcare bosses really knew

Netcare was warned by a top specialist to stop Israeli "tourist transplants" but the company dismissed his advice and hid behind a legal façade.

We’ll negotiate with union, says Netcare

Netcare on Friday said it was keen to continue with wage negotiations with the Democratic Nursing Association of SA until a solution was found.

Eight in court for illegal organ transplants

Eight people, including five doctors, were expected to appear in the Durban Regional Court on Tuesday in connection with illegal organ transplants.

SA doctors charged over organ trafficking

Five doctors have been charged with performing illegal kidney transplants, it was reported on Thursday.

Netcare workers begin strike

Up to 4 000 nurses and administrative workers at Netcare, Africa's biggest private hospital group, launched a strike over pay on Wednesday.

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The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

How to tell if you have a hidden contact centre in your business

The important thing to remember is that a contact centre is defined less by the physical space it occupies and more by the customer experience it delivers

Accessing health and justice in a time of Covid-19

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Position of the African Blood Regulators Forum on the use of Convalescent Plasma in Africa as a potential therapy for Covid-19

A potential treatment for Covid-19 is the transfusion of convalescent plasma collected from those who have recovered from into those who are still affected

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