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.
Contraception may be finally coming to a secondary school near you.
No national database of legal abortion providers in South Africa existed – so Bhekisisa made one.
Did you know that 'bluetoothing' puts you at risk of contracting multiple bloodborne diseases and it doesn't even get you high?
A deal brokered with the health department guarantees free access but for how long?
Emergency services say three more people may still be buried in the rubble.
The newly-appointed Gauteng health MEC confirmed that five people were injured when a section of the hospital’s roof collapsed.
With crime rates high and no efficient emergency number available, an app developed by a student aims to make people in Kenya feel safer.
Home is where the heart is, they say – it could also be the future of HIV testing.
Gauteng health department hopes to avoid legal battle as more bodies are discovered.
Patients were no longer infectious after just two months of treatment — faster than almost all drugs ever recorded.
Outreach workers say the practice making headlines isn’t as widespread as it’s been made out to be as they rush to prevent more from trying it.
Malnutrition contributes to almost half of all child deaths globally but receives 1% of foreign aid.
In some provinces, safe, free abortions may only be provided at about 260 public facilities.
Key players say the culture of government created by Jacob Zuma allowed the deaths of 94 health patients.
Much is made of alleged shortages in doctors’ posts but clinical associates rarely gets a mention, says professional association.
The health ombudsman has found 94 mental health patients died because of state negligence. Laura Lopez Gonzalez tells Mia Malan what happened.
Almost 100 Gauteng mental health patients died after MEC Qedani Mahlangu's disastrous decision, the health ombud has found.
Campaigners warn the reinstatement of a policy cutting aid to organisations that offer abortion services will devastate family planning.
The health department says the problems with placements are overstated but experts wonder if provincial budgets are coping with rising costs.
The health department calls arrests 'unfortunate' after senior officials spend night trying to get workers out of cells.
Some pharmacists will be doing their community service at private pharmacies amid a shortage of posts.
A new injectable drug could change the face of HIV prevention and the revolution might start right here in South Africa.
Warning, this article contains sensitive details about Father Christmas. Kids, look away.
A new study argues a teacher's health habits could influence pupils'choices.
Nearly 90% of terminations of pregnancies are performed in developing countries.
If it works, the world's latest HIV vaccine candidate may make it to market quicker than we think - and become a routine childhood vaccination
Jane Mahlangu is set to become one of the first 100 people in South Africa to receive an experimental jab that could prevent HIV - and make history
Most were abducted, others chose to go but all have to face the stigma and hope for acceptance.
The South African department of health's free condoms go head-to-head with the name brand competition.
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.