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

Higher sugar tax would also save on health care


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


News | 16 February 2024

The South African drug mules held in foreign jails

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


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


News | 13 February 2024

Cathcart Hospital rumours spark week of protests

Police are monitoring as stoning incidents continue on N6


Brief | 13 February 2024

Unemployed doctors march to Department of Health

They demand permanent jobs and no budget cuts to healthcare


Brief | 12 February 2024

Hospital guards in limbo as EC health department fails to pay security company

Security company says it had to terminate the contract because health department has not paid


News | 6 February 2024

Officials raise alarm over hiring freeze at Western Cape’s largest hospitals

The freeze was recommended by National Treasury among other austerity measures


News | 31 January 2024

Kariega clinic reopens after residents volunteer to act as security guards

Ten residents have volunteered to rotate guarding the clinic until the stolen fence is replaced


Brief | 17 January 2024

Staff refuse to work at clinic after fence stolen

“We demand our safety as well as patients’ safety,” says nurse


Brief | 12 January 2024

Male murder rate is a national health priority, say researchers

Medical Research Council study has looked at why 87% of people murdered in South Africa are men


News | 8 December 2023

The EU protects its companies from Big Pharma. South Africa needs to do the same

Critical work being done by local scientists is at risk


Opinion | 7 December 2023

South Africans are living longer, mostly thanks to HIV treatment

Antiretroviral medicines have been a success, but more work is needed to reach United Nations targets

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Science | 1 December 2023

Asbestos roofs still haven’t been replaced in Stellenbosch municipal housing

Residents of Cloetesville flats say they keep asking for repairs to be done


News | 28 November 2023

Protesters call for new hospital in Gugulethu

The old hospital can’t cope says Movement for Change and Social Justice


Brief | 21 November 2023

Call for a national early childhood feeding scheme

There is no government nutrition programme for children before they enter formal schooling


Brief | 16 November 2023