Medical aids may know their fate by 2020 under the National Health Insurance

Joan van Dyk

Government and medical aids may be uncomfortable but necessary bedfellows.


Syndicates and devious health professionals may target National Health Insurance

Joan van Dyk

Criminal networks are targeting your medical aid rands but could you be part of the problem too?


Dozens of gynaecologists are expected to shut down this year. This could stop that.

Joan van Dyk

"We are closer to a solution than we have ever been," says medical body Sasog


National cancer drug shortage may last until October

Joan van Dyk

Pharmaceutical companies say that delayed drug registrations by the Medicines Control Council may have played a role in stock outs.


Recession risks hitting healthcare where it counts

Joan van Dyk

Experts warn state health clinics and hospitals are likely to further deteriorate as the public purse shrinks


Fears as Durban loses last state cancer specialist

Joan van Dyk

Only two state cancer specialists remain in the province of more than 10-million people.


Rough welcome: Could South Africa's new border detention centres turn deadly?

Joan van Dyk

Experts warn that the country’s overburdened asylum system could leave people trapped at ‘processing centres’ for years


Is racism making our children sick?

Joan van Dyk

Children who experience discrimination may be more at risk of mental and physical ill-health


Should the government tell you how to discipline your children?

Joan van Dyk

New research reveals complex relationships between harsh parenting and violence later in life for children.


Hearts: R1.5 million. Kidneys: R3.5 million. Can you really buy organs in Cape Town?

Joan van Dyk

Why languish in illness when the poor could be used to help you live long and prosper? A dubious advertisement recently advocated.