SA scores new medicine worth millions – for free

Joan van Dyk

A deal brokered with the health department guarantees free access but for how long?


Dozens of health workers still unemployed as departments scramble for posts

Joan van Dyk

Much is made of alleged shortages in doctors’ posts but clinical associates rarely gets a mention, says professional association.


When it’s not just PMS: Could your period be affecting your mental health?

Joan van Dyk

Science could be closer to unravelling the riddle of menstruation-related mood disorders


Motsoaledi denies shortage of posts for medical graduates

Joan van Dyk

The health department says the problems with placements are overstated but experts wonder if provincial budgets are coping with rising costs.


New graduates, rural areas likely to pay the price for austerity measures

Joan van Dyk

Some pharmacists will be doing their community service at private pharmacies amid a shortage of posts.