Spa treatments, fancy homes and paperwork — and the list goes on.
‘I can’t mention who are the parties I am expecting litigation from but I can assure I know who they are.
When he was the Gauteng Health MEC, Brian Hlongwa brought the department to its knees, the Special Investigations Unit has found.
The Bill is the first step towards learning how the government plans to fund its shift towards universal health care.
The health minister unveils the National Health Insurance Bill at a press conference in Pretoria.
New legislation will abolish co-payments and may look to go after medical aid scheme reserves.
When religion trumps science in medicine, women's bodies and Constitutional rights may be caught in the crossfire.
#OccupyLindela protests are expected today at the Lindela Repatriation Centre. Read the story that helped blow the lid on conditions there.
A mother's love led her to South Africa to find a school for her son with autism.
Reusable pads are cheaper and better for the environment, but are you willing to try them?
Saving lives — and losing them — may be all in a day's work for health workers, but if you think it doesn't take its toll, listen to these doctors.
“Whenever there is a crisis, I’m called in to solve them, but I don’t have the legal mechanism to prevent them,” says minister.
National health department deploys 200 officials to country’s beleaguered hospitals
The party cannot substantiate claims it made before Parliament in March, finds Africa Check.
It’s been a bumper year for trouble for the country’s healthcare system and it's only June. Here's everything you might have missed.
Bleeding every month is a costly affair. Pads and tampons cost a person R40 000 in their lifetime. Here's a way to get round the price.
Activists say that at least one patient has been trying to get treatment since 2013.
A tale of two cities: Durban ditches drug users while Tshwane becomes the first city in SA to pioneer and fund new ways to keep them safe.
Speaking more than one language could lead to better tests scores and even being a more empathetic person.
It may come round every month, but a lot of us still don't know how our menstrual cycle works, says reproductive health doctor, Tlaleng Mofokeng.
A month after she was wheeled out of a North West hospital in a barrow, Ntombizodwa Matthews met her end. Her family blames politics for her death.
Everyone knows about KZN's cancer crisis but no one is talking about the other provinces that operate on just one radiation oncologist — or less.
‘As doctors, we've advised each other to discharge stable patients and explain to there is nothing we can do.’
Meanwhile, a lone specialist in the North West caters for 3.7-million people as four provinces are forced to send patients to Gauteng.
Sex workers tell of being tortured, including being beaten with sjamboks.
Reproductive health doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng explains to Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan why age-disparate relationships make women more vulnerable to HIV.
Maternal deaths in developing regions would fall by 73% if all women had access to contraception and maternal healthcare, shows new research.
"Women are blamed for infertility when, in fact, as we know from research, it is quite often on the man’s side.”
Abortion has been legal for more than 20 years in SA but many people still don't know when or where they can get safe terminations. These can help.
Bhekisisa's new manual provides handy information on abortion data in South Africa, how procedures work and what the law says.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.