Pharmaceutical giant Bayer stops Clicks selling cheaper generic blood thinning medication

The judge took over a year to rule in “urgent application”


Law | 8 June 2023

Court dismisses MEC’s attempt to quash inquiry into her “killing my health system” remark

“The holding of political office and remaining registered as a medical practitioner are not mutually exclusive” says judge


News | 2 June 2023

Patients spend their weekends waiting to be seen at Mamelodi clinic

Department plans to get more waiting space for busy Stanza Bopape clinic


Brief | 30 May 2023

Nurses protest against staff shortage at hospital treating cholera patients

About 100 nurses originally contracted to deal with the Covid pandemic have not had their contracts renewed


Brief | 25 May 2023

Deadly cholera outbreak was just a matter of time

Drinking water has been dirty for at least three years, the Department of Water and Sanitation’s own tests show

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News | 24 May 2023

One year later and still no judgment in urgent case about access to medicine

Judge Colleen Collis reserved judgment in April 2022 in a matter between Bayer and Clicks


News | 24 May 2023

Khayelitsha families want asbestos roofing removed

Project to fix houses was halted during Covid


News | 23 May 2023

Elderly women picket outside Nyanga clinic demanding better service

They say that there are stock-outs on certain medications, long queues and missing folders


Brief | 17 May 2023

Loadshedding hits clinic waiting times

Patients say they queue for hours at Dunoon Community Health Centre in Cape Town


News | 15 May 2023

Pensioners have to pay people to queue for them at Nyanga clinic

Patients at Nyanga Community Day Clinic says services have been deteriorating


News | 11 May 2023

Pregnant immigrants say they have been turned away from Joburg clinics

This is despite a Constitutional Court order


News | 9 May 2023

New vaccine will save thousands of children from dying of pneumonia

Trial of vaccine to prevent RSV was led by Wits vaccinologist Shabir Madhi and showed 82% efficacy


News | 6 April 2023

The maths that helped South Africa tackle HIV

UCT epidemiologist Leigh Johnson delivered GroundUp and Bertha House’s third Science for the People seminar


Science | 29 March 2023

Former Ekurhuleni health workers want their jobs back

“Some of our members died of Covid because we worked even during level 5 of the lockdown”


Brief | 29 March 2023

DA leaders should follow Premier Winde’s example on vaccines

Inviting a British anti-vaxxer and sending mixed messages, especially during a measles outbreak, is endangering public health


Opinion | 23 March 2023

Nontsikelelo Zwedala: an unsung hero of the struggle for HIV medicines

She was one of the complainants in a Competition Commission case that resulted in antiretroviral medicines becoming affordable


Obituary | 20 March 2023