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Why Covid likely won’t change the plight of community health workers

In the absence of action from the health department, South Africa’s community health workers are once again having to fight for their rights, with a nationwide strike planned from 9 November.

NGOs today: Competing for resources, power and agency

NGOs play a critical role in advancing social change and transformation, but their current funding model needs to be addressed for them to make a sustainable impact in South Africa

South Africa’s teen moms are on their own

State health facilities and the school curriculum have failed the youth, forcing young mothers into unsupported single parenthood

Achmat demands TAC apology

He has objected to a statement calling for him to be prosecuted and says he’s been criminally defamed

Editorial: From the embers of fire, stoke hope

It is the likes of emergency services —the firemen and the paramedics —who bear the brunt for shortfalls in the public purse

Are provinces ready to take the wheel of South Africa’s HIV response?

It’s been a steep learning curve for districts that sometimes don’t have the know-how — or the data — to write and track local plans.

Saftu: Working Class Summit to counter partisan trade unionism

The federation wants to bring together trade unions and civil society to fight the capitalist class

Editorial: A protest of hope

'South Africans are so inured to protests that a small protest at an NPA office in Cape Town barely registers'

South Africa has a model Bill of Rights. But it doesn’t seem that way

As South Africa marks Human Rights Day, it's a good time to reflect on the problems it faces in making constitutional rights a reality

Three things we exposed about the Free State under Ace Magashule’s watch

Magashule finally shuffled controversial health MEC Benny Malakoane sideways in his provincial cabinet in 2016 but not before we uncovered this.

ANC denies removal of Free State health MEC has to do with fraud and #firebenny

Benny Malakoane ‘did an excellent job’ despite tales of fraud, dismissals and hospitals in crisis.

Mbeki deserves to be condemned by history, says TAC

The ex-president will be judged harshly for his unrepentant stance over an estimated 300 000 HIV-related deaths, the activist organisation says.

Health MEC’s deadly PR parade

As Benny Malakoane showed off progress in Free State, 317 patients were left in the dark over their cancer status.

Report finds Free State health services ‘ineffective’

A commission of inquiry into the the Free State's healthcare has found that the province's lack of services endanger the lives of vulnerable people.

Free State breaks the backbone of basic care for the destitute

The Mma Mokoenas of community health still dispense help despite having been dismissed.

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Q&A Sessions: ‘I think I was born way before my time’ — Mamodupi Mohlala

The chief executive of the Estate Agency Affairs Board and the deputy chair of the SABC board, shares her take on retrenchments at the public broadcaster and reveals why she hates horror movies

Public protector’s ‘mistakes’ were made to nail the president, court hears

Busisiwe Mkhwebane discarded facts that were inconvenient to her when she investigated the CR17 campaign, Cyril Ramaphosa’s lawyers argued

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Land reform still a hot potato

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