Court finds Netcare failed to protect employee against an abusive surgeon

Operating theatre manager wins her case


Law | 16 July 2024

Farm workers demand transparency on pesticide regulations

Newly appointed Minister of Agriculture John Steenhuisen says protest was “premature”


Brief | 5 July 2024

Outcry over loss of sports field to make way for a hospital in Gugulethu

The site is a poor choice and the impact on the community was not considered, say residents


Brief | 2 July 2024

President urged to make sanitary pads free

I_Menstruate Movement launches “period poverty” exhibition in Franschhoek


Brief | 24 June 2024

Mpox in South Africa: here’s what we know

Health department reports second death from the disease


News | 13 June 2024

Pesticides are polluting Western Cape rivers all year round

Studies of three river catchments have found an association between pesticide exposure and poorer brain function in children


News | 12 June 2024

Radiation therapy graduates unplaced for six months by health department

Graduates are required by law to complete the Internship and Community Service Programme in order to practise


News | 10 June 2024

Gauteng government funds new drug rehab while defunding existing ones

Clinix Foundation was approved for R11-million in funding in just three weeks

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News | 6 June 2024

Almost half of state-funded drug rehab beds in Gauteng under threat

Organisations are “under investigation” but have not been told why

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News | 5 June 2024

Stun grenades thrown at farm women outside Parliament

200 women were marching to call for a ban on pesticides


News | 4 June 2024

Eastern Cape clinic serving a dozen villages is falling apart

Patients at Gilton clinic complain of medication shortages, broken medical equipment, no proper furniture, staff shortages and high patient volume.


News | 24 May 2024

Colchester clinic is crumbling, with broken ceilings, windows and no electricity

But the Eastern Cape Department of Health says there’s no money to renovate the clinic


News | 22 May 2024

“Silent disease” outed at African Hepatitis Convention

Many South Africans with hepatitis go undiagnosed


News | 20 May 2024

Community health workers toyi-toyi outside Alan Winde’s offices

They were demanding full employment by the province


Brief | 17 May 2024

Activists and patients march on Gauteng health department demanding radiation treatment

Nearly R800-million set aside for radiation treatment outsourcing has not been spent


News | 30 April 2024

Department of health fails to buy life-saving device for diabetes patients

Using vials and syringes instead of pens can lead to insulin dosing errors which can be fatal


News | 24 April 2024