22 Gauteng schools built with asbestos still haven’t been replaced

Historic Kliptown Primary School is one of them


News | 16 November 2023

Over 100 grannies march in Durban to demand better healthcare and housing

This follows a three-day conference that brought together grandmothers from across the country


Brief | 27 October 2023

Life-saving TB drug is now cheaper in South Africa, but not as cheap as it can be

Johnson & Johnson has agreed to drop the price of bedaquiline to the South African government by more than 40%


News | 27 October 2023

Health department has not fully implemented court order, say lawyers

The department was ordered to put notices up in hospitals and clinics stating that children under six and pregnant and breastfeeding women are eligible for free health care irrespective of nationality


News | 26 October 2023

Health department agrees to pay nurses uniform allowance

The temporary allowance is R3,153


Brief | 17 October 2023

Flying the kite for mental health

The annual Cape Mental Health kite event was held at Heideveld Sports Field on Tuesday


Brief | 10 October 2023

Political appointments cripple Lesotho hospital

Wage bill at flagship Queen ‘Mamohato Memorial Hospital balloons by R48-million over a year as politicians appoint family members and friends


Feature | 6 October 2023

Department of Health in last-minute bid to avoid stand-off with nurses over uniforms

Union says nurses will work in their own clothes if uniform allowance is not sorted out


News | 3 October 2023

Old age funding is not keeping pace with our ageing population, report finds

Family Caregiving calls on government to prioritise community-based care services


News | 3 October 2023

Hundreds walk to celebrate recovery from addiction

Only about 1 in 20 South Africans with drug or alcohol problems access treatment

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Photo Essay | 2 October 2023

Dunoon residents protest over long queues and poor service at local clinic

Western Cape health department says a mobile clinic for medical collections, disease screenings and family planning is in the pipeline


Brief | 22 September 2023

Silicosis: the astonishing story of the driller from Lesotho

Family receives R340,000 payout after death of miner who suffered from silicosis

News | 15 September 2023

Silicosis: diagnosing the disease beyond the grave

Q(h)ubeka Trust finds way to pay out widow of miner in spite of lack of medical records

News | 14 September 2023

SA’s injury statistics are not accurate, experts warn

South African Medical Research Council says death notification form must be changed


News | 13 September 2023

Silicosis: 68-year-old mineworker gets compensation payout months before he dies

Q(h)ubeka Trust winds up after paying out R420-million in compensation following court settlement with employers

News | 13 September 2023

Video: Kalahari project gives people back their sight

Removing cataracts is easy and inexpensive. Yet in some parts of South Africa thousands of people are waiting for surgery.

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Video | 6 September 2023