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War declared on the ‘superbugs’

Several initiatives are under way to stop the abuse of antibiotics.

Big pharma companies seek higher profits by cleaning out their medicine chests

Global pharma companies are looking to sell off their mature drugs, which are often sold in emerging markets where governments demand low prices.

Death threats sent to lobbyist after big pharma plot

Local lobbyists nearly hired in a now abandoned plot to change South Africa's rules on drug patents say police are investigating threats against them.

Motsoaledi: Big pharma’s ‘satanic’ plot is genocide

Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi is livid about a pharmaceutical company campaign he says will restrict access to crucial drugs.

New policy gives generic medicines the upper hand

A draft intellectual property policy has been lauded by rights groups who say its repercussions on drug patents could make medicines more affordable.

Vaccine-maker Litha won’t pay dividends as it looks for buys

Litha Healthcare Group, the worst performer on South Africa’s small-cap index this year, will not pay dividends for 2013.

Zim drug companies under the weather

Pharmaceutical manufacturers in the country say their backs are up against the wall due to unfair import rules that give South Africa an advantage.

Drug patent war threatens SA healthcare

SA healthcare has withstood court assaults by Big Pharma, but it will be dealt a tragic blow if a faraway battle over drug patents goes the wrong way.

Capitalism replaces big ‘O’ with big ‘P’

The commodification of the female orgasm is a distinctly unsexy and unscientific business.

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Lockdown set to move to level three countrywide from June 1

President Cyril Ramaphosa notes that the behaviour of citizens during level 3 will determine the fate of the nation

Watch it again: Ramaphosa on risk-adjusted Covid-19 strategy

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address his fellow South Africans on developments in the risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of the coronavirus

Engineering slips out of gear at varsity

Walter Sisulu University wants to reprioritise R178-million that it stands to give back to treasury after failing to spend it

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Covid-19 and Frontline Workers

Who is caring for the healthcare workers? 'Working together is how we are going to get through this. It’s not just a marathon, it’s a relay'.

PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

The risks that businesses face and how they can be dealt with are something all business owners should be well acquainted with

Call for applications for the position of GCRO executive director

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory is seeking to appoint a high-calibre researcher and manager to be the executive director and to lead it

DriveRisk stays safe with high-tech thermal camera solution

Itec Evolve installed the screening device within a few days to help the driver behaviour company become compliant with health and safety regulations

Senwes launches Agri Value Chain Food Umbrella

South African farmers can now help to feed the needy by donating part of their bumper maize crop to delivery number 418668

Ethics and internal financial controls add value to the public sector

National treasury is rolling out accounting technician training programmes to upskill those who work in its finance units in public sector accounting principles

Lessons from South Korea for Africa’s development

'Leaders can push people through, through their vision and inspiration, based on their exemplary actions'

Old Mutual announces digital AGM

An ambitious plan to create Africa’s biggest digital classroom is intended to address one of the continent’s biggest challenges — access to education

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