Health

Nurses and patients have to bring their own water to this Limpopo clinic

Nthabalala clinic near Elim has not had running water since mid-2022, according to residents

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Brief | 27 March 2024

Activists call on government to declare TB a national health crisis

Though TB is preventable and treatable, more than 50,000 people died of it in South Africa in 2022

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Brief | 20 March 2024

Arrested Cathcart leader’s court appearance moved 120km away out of fear of protests

Mziwebongo Burwana was arrested during violent protests sparked by rumours that the Cathcart Hospital will be downgraded

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Brief | 20 March 2024

Community health workers march in East London

They want to be in-sourced and they want proper personal protective equipment

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Brief | 11 March 2024

Health department fails to pay security contractor, leaving guards without salaries

Company says it can’t pay guards until it receives R3-million it is owed

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Brief | 8 March 2024

Alexandra grannies trade knitting needles for boxing gloves

They attend boxing classes once a week as part of a project called GOGOBox

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Brief | 7 March 2024

New Limpopo clinic has no running water

Municipality says Department of Health never applied for a connection

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Brief | 6 March 2024

Anti-vaxxers thrashed in court

Application to stop Covid vaccine slammed as “manifestly unfair”, fatally defective and dismissed with costs by Pretoria High Court

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Law | 5 March 2024

Rescue on the beach: Easy-to-use devices placed on popular beaches could save lives

Automated External Defibrillators and simple airway devices can be used by bystanders to help victims of cardiac arrest and drowning

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Opinion | 29 February 2024

Unemployed doctors march to Union Buildings

They are calling for the president to intervene and make sure medical professionals are employed

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Brief | 26 February 2024

Increase tax on sugary drinks to fund an increase in social grants, say activists

Higher sugar tax would also save on health care

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News | 21 February 2024

Worst of hiring freeze over, Western Cape health department assures health workers

Budget has been brought back under control, says Dr Keith Cloete

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News | 16 February 2024

The South African drug mules held in foreign jails

Vincent Ntsolo, from Soweto, was just 18 when he was recruited

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Feature | 15 February 2024

Call to stop “catastrophic” health care budget cuts

Western Cape health workers warn of dire consequences if cuts are not reversed

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News | 13 February 2024

Cathcart Hospital rumours spark week of protests

Police are monitoring as stoning incidents continue on N6

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Brief | 13 February 2024

Unemployed doctors march to Department of Health

They demand permanent jobs and no budget cuts to healthcare

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Brief | 12 February 2024