Public Healthcare

Pandemics: A social justice issue

Framing coronavirus as a security threat is not the only possible approach

Editorial: Something beautiful in the disaster

Before us is an opportunity to make sure we come together to ensure the government fixes what urgently needs to be mended.

Curing a sick system: Doctors and nurses must speak out for patients and themselves

Medicine shouldn’t be the only thing on the books at our medical schools. Here are some tips for healthcare workers to handle abuse.

SA doctors demand shorter hours, saying their 30-hour shifts put patients’ lives at risk

The health department and the Health Professions Council of South Africa must act to protect the medics and patients.

​Government disputes drug stock-out survey: ‘Far fewer clinics run out of medicine’

The report describes medication shortages as "a serious threat to the public healthcare system". But the government says the figures are inaccurate.

Cervical cancer’s deadly contradiction

Despite cervical cancer being the most preventable form of cancer, it is afflicting more South African women than any other kind.

Publicly waiting for x-rays, privately abandoning all hope

In the state sector, not everyone is equal. Some of us have to pay an arm, a leg and a full working day.

Private sector lags in HIV testing

Government facilities are trumping their larnier colleagues in providing HIV services.

Motsoaledi: Why I use government hospitals

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has promised to get state facilities running to the highest standards.

Private healthcare could be cheaper

With medical schemes going insolvent, Bonitas has lasted for 30 years and is still going strong, growing into a R6.1-billion entity.

NHI unlikely to affect private care

The proposed NHI scheme will not have an impact on the demand for private health cover if the quality of public healthcare remains dire.

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.

Latest

NGOs ask ConCourt to order that shops can sell baby clothes during lockdown

The organisations say lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders