Studies show the odds are stacked against learners from poorer backgrounds, so why do some succeed where others fail?
A new study shows the dreadful reality of how the criminal justice system is failing victims of this 'priority crime' in SA.
New, never before conducted research reveals the road rape survivors and police walk to justice denied.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi's long-touted claim may be misleading, reports Africa Check.
A draft bill is likely to virtually remove women’s access to safe abortions.
The second industrial action in as many years is likely to stretch into its second week.
Unions say they will not accept anything less than 7.3% wage increases.
Government and medical aids may be uncomfortable but necessary bedfellows.
This country's president just told public schools to kick out teen mothers, tens of thousands of whom have already lost out on education.
We tell you what the recently released NHI white paper says about the future of health services in South Africa.
Private sector’s role and slow roll out likely to top ANC policy conference delegates’ list of concerns
The newly released white paper could mean the end is nigh for medical aids.
Pharmaceutical companies say that delayed drug registrations by the Medicines Control Council may have played a role in stock outs.
Reporters lauded for their work on prison conditions, refugees’ access to health and SA’s road to a sugar tax
Experts warn state health clinics and hospitals are likely to further deteriorate as the public purse shrinks
Parents and staff can no longer keep contraception out of schools in the case of children 12 years and older
Only two state cancer specialists remain in the province of more than 10-million people.
Families say many are still waiting for results of autopsies performed last year.
The Tshwane initiative could help reduce drug use, drug-related crime and new HIV infections
Analysts say this minister's strong SACP connections and ANC support ensure he’s ‘too powerful politically’ for the president to fire.
Our Laura Lopez Gonzalez asks health minister Aaron Motsoaledi five questions about the National Health Insurance (NHI) and your medical aid.
Experts warn that the country’s overburdened asylum system could leave people trapped at ‘processing centres’ for years
Eight men and women may change the law and pave the way to justice and healing for thousands.
Even if your child has been vaccinated, booster shots provide an extra layer of protection.
Why languish in illness when the poor could be used to help you live long and prosper? A dubious advertisement recently advocated.
The quest for better working conditions leaves striking doctors with a tough decision but they might not have to choose.
By June, the health department will know more about how to roll out Truvada nationally to men who have sex with men.
War-torn Somalia spent more than two decades without a working Parliament, so why are Somalis happier than South Africans?
New research may have finally answered an old question.
A new pilot programme launched Friday will allow at least 200 people to access the latest treatment worth hundreds of thousands of rand.
In this township, alcohol makes violent men close to three times more likely to rape a woman.
Science is learning more about your vagina. So should you.
Finally capping its own medics, the country must now retain them and coax them into rural areas.
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.