South African Medical Association

 
Sassa employee strike is off ― for now, and Kebby Maphatsoe could be on the way out
Sassa employee strike is off ― for now, and Kebby Maphatsoe could be on the way out
Battling to pay salaries, the ailing Gauteng health department has a startling R600-million still in its kitty. Now, the South African Medical...
Recession risks hitting healthcare where it counts
Recession risks hitting healthcare where it counts
South Africa’s dwindling economy and recent ratings downgrades could topple the country’s already fragile public health systems, experts have...
Basson recusal application fails
Basson recusal application fails
An application by Wouter Basson for the recusal of the committee of Health Professions Council of South Africa currently conducting an inquiry into...
Operation by cellphone light: Bara bosses blamed
Operation by cellphone light: Bara bosses blamed
The president of the South African Medical Association trade union, Phophi Ramathuba, has blamed poor management for a power outage at Chris Hani...
SA doctors incensed by 'ambulance chasing' campaign
SA doctors incensed by 'ambulance chasing' campaign
A feud is brewing between the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the South African Medical Association (Sama).
Owning the NHI system
Owning the NHI system
In 2008 the South African Medical Association unanimously adopted a resolution in favour of supporting the principle of universal access to...
Doctors vent anger at lack of security at hospitals
Doctors vent anger at lack of security at hospitals
About 200 doctors converged on the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Wednesday in protest against poor security at hospitals.
Motsoaledi called on to act on Bara
Motsoaledi called on to act on Bara
Health Minister Aaron Motshoaledi should hire efficient managers to avoid a repeat of the bungle which led to some Gauteng doctors not being paid...
Medical body expresses 'grave concern' over Aids stats
Medical body expresses 'grave concern' over Aids stats
The South African Medical Association (Sama) is "gravely concerned" about HIV/Aids statistics, which show a huge Aids-related leap in South...
Doctors to vote on wage offer
Doctors to vote on wage offer
The South African Medical Association (Sama) will this week hold secret ballots to determine whether its members accept or reject a revised...
Doctors back at work in most provinces
Doctors back at work in most provinces
The doctors' strike flared up in Gauteng and Limpopo on Friday even as it was called off in most other provinces.
Western Cape, KZN doctors call off strike
Western Cape, KZN doctors call off strike
Western Cape doctors on Friday agreed to call off their strike and go back to work, but are still not happy with the government's pay offer.

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