Public Health

Remove borders to up free knowledge

Boundaries at all levels limit the exchange of ideas necessary to resolve complex global problems

New medical school to open in 2021

Mandela University’s medical degree will contain some of the best elements from the Cuban model

The cost of breaking your silence is high

Those who have been violated are called on to solve the problem of gender-based violence

Durban, the city that forces the poor to defecate in the streets

Contemptuous municipal attitudes have compromised public sanitation in Durban forcing people into undignified, unhealthy and dangerous situations.

Should health experts use social media? Here’s why it can be your own printing press

Public health officials and journalists are like two peas in a pot — they need each other.

The workforce that makes our health system work

Community health workers need to be supported so that policies can be tangibly effective

Military ignored Mosul war-wounded

In ridding the city of the Islamic State, its health system was gutted, affecting 1.8-million residents

2018 is the year of ‘radical socio-economic transformation’— President Zuma

'The programme of radical socio-economic transformation will thus be the main focus of government in the year 2018'

Save a little money, save a little life

A grassroots Ugandan health initiative has significantly reduced maternal deaths.

Four things parents can do to keep their kids’ kidneys healthy

In the developed world up to 5% of patients with chronic kidney disease are children. But statistics are harder to come by in the developing world.

When hospitals don’t make the cut

Diabetic patients who aren't treated properly risk having the smallest cut lead to an amputated limb.

The unlawful state of healthcare

The state has a legal obligation to ensure finances are available to provide a skilled healthcare workforce, writes Mark Heywood.

Latest

South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

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.