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​Three key components of the NHI Bill that need to change

Have a say in the future health system of South Africa

Hormone drug shortage forces desperate solutions

Depo-Testosterone has been out of stock since December last year, possibly increasing the risk of serious physical and mental health problems

Children with disabilities left behind by learner transport policy

The KwaZulu-Natal education department in particular has done little to fulfil its constitutional obligations

‘Teachers’ right to strike must be protected’ – Section27

The advocacy group contends that teaching should not be deemed an essential service

Section27 calls for end to #EndTreeSchools in Limpopo

The poor state of Makangwane Secondary School’s infrastructure came to a head in January, when a corrugated iron roof blew off

NGOs tighten up on sexual harassment policies

Organisations in the sector have vowed to review their policies on sexual misconduct

No relief for the Komape family

The judge dismissed their R2-million claim for constitutional damages, saying justice would be better served if all pupils had safe toilets

Michael Komape’s school needed new toilets over a decade ago

Former principal of Mahlodumela Primary School told the court that she made repeated requests for new toilets for the school from as far back as 2004.

New South African identity must emerge

Nuanced debates are needed to have meaningful conversations about South Africa, 20 years into our democracy.

Motsoaledi strikes back at NHI critics

But the Free Market Foundation maintains the plan will cost the state more than it raises in taxes.

Government in denial about corruption – Alliance

President Jacob Zuma's laughing off Nkandla in Parliament and the police minister's report into the saga are examples of corruption denialism.

Miners seek justice over killer dust

Workers afflicted with silicosis and/or TB launch historic class action lawsuit for compensation.

Care is cast aside beyond the city limits

Primary healthcare barely exists outside our urban centres, and apartheid-ordained inequality is stark.

Community healthworkers shafted by SA’s policy shambles

The community healthworker system is in chaos, leaving vulnerable communities at risk.

[From our achives] Former Free State health MEC: They call me a killer, I know I’m a saviour

In this 2014 interview, former Free State health MEC Benny Malakoane says that detractors are still alive is proof of the good work under his watch.

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Sounding the alarm on shack fire losses

A tech solution to fires in informal settlements comes with insurance that pays out the victims of these blazes

How smuggled gold destined for Dubai or Singapore has links to France and Mali

Three Malagasy citizens were apprehended at OR Tambo International airport, but now the trail is found to connect to France and Mali

Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

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