Recession, ratings downgrade could sink SA's spiralling health system

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.


Will strikes pit the rights of doctors against those of their patients?

Joan van Dyk

The quest for better working conditions leaves striking doctors with a tough decision but they might not have to choose.


Busted: The myths that could be standing between you and the HIV prevention pill

Joan van Dyk

A single daily tablet could slash your risk of HIV infection, could it be for you?


Tshwane men to get the HIV prevention pill

Joan van Dyk

By June, the health department will know more about how to roll out Truvada nationally to men who have sex with men.


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?