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

People’s lives are “not our responsibility” says NEHAWU leader

Hospitals disrupted as public sector strike intensifies

Vincent Lali, Chris Gilili, Liezl Human, Tariro Washinyira, Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik, Thamsanqa Mbovane, and Mkhuseli Sizani

News | 8 March 2023

Budget: Decision not to raise the sugar tax “puts profits ahead of people” say activists

“Difficult operating environment for the sugar industry” cited by Finance Minister as reason


Law | 23 February 2023

Our hospital can’t cope, say Atlantis residents

Activists want City clinics upgraded and transferred to the province to take pressure off Wesfleur Hospital


News | 14 February 2023

Five years ago 80% of Stellenbosch medical students said they were mistreated. What has changed?

Researchers hope to repeat and expand a study that also found high rates of racial and gender discrimination


News | 13 February 2023

Buckets to catch water in Free State hospital’s leaking wards

Nurses downed tools last week over poor conditions at Boitumelo Regional Hospital in Kroonstad


Brief | 9 February 2023