The new commander-in-chief has made promises, but how likely is he to deliver?
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba didn’t cut state subsidies for private medical aid members outright but your pocket may still feel the pinch
Those who oversaw the removal of mental health patients could face the full wrath of the law as could those standing by as KZN's cancer care fails.
Work at a non-profit media house? Then you know your job is not just reporting anymore.
‘Families should be compensated for trauma, but not for what the deceased went through’, says state advocate.
Picketing doctors and nurses in Limpopo could be just a taste of what's to come as unions and government prepare to head to the bargaining table.
International insecticide brand Mortein claims that Nigeria contributes 23% of the world’s malaria cases. Does the figure hit the mark?
In times of famine, epidemic and hardship over the past 250 years, women have consistently outlived men, find researchers
Gauteng Premier David Makhura claims he didn't know #LifeEsidimeni patients would be transferred to the care of NGOs. Perhaps he just didn't listen.
Qedani Mahlangu’s department paid almost R60-million to the law firm that would later represent her in the run-up to arbitration.
Did the former MEC move from playing the blame game to playing the victim?
The former Health MEC claims her subordinates withheld information from her. But she’s being accused
of misleading the legislature.
Mahlangu didn't know many of the details of the doomed mental health project but says she deserves the credit for instituting the ombud investigation.
Activists warn new data shows government may have invested millions into the wrong female condom and may be on the verge of doing it again.
Accusations fly as the embattled former health MEC finally testifies at the ongoing arbitration hearings.
The former Gauteng Health MEC is expected to take the stand on Monday when she will finally face irate families who are tired of waiting for answers.
Partners and families allegedly drugged women and in some cases even physically restrained them as doctors performed the procedure.
Worried your child could be at risk of contracting the bug as they head back to school? You might have to leave polony off the menu.
Take a look at life after war for the women abducted by Ugandan rebel Joseph Kony.
This implant offers all the protection from unwanted pregnancies with almost none of the clinic visits. So why did many say, ‘thanks, but no thanks’?
The ruling party says it’s time to get serious about funding and rolling out South Africa's universal access to healthcare plan.
Death threats and intimidation drove one man to leave the country after exposing crumbling conditions within the province’s health system.
Health workers brace for an increased need for palliative care as waiting lists grow.
Saturday’s surprise announcement could be the latest blow to the country’s bid for better healthcare.
New accusations beg the question, who is watching the watchers?
Draft guidelines will look to balance a doctor or nurse's right recuse themselves from performing abortions with a person's right to choose.
This tablet can help to protect the country's young women from contracting HIV.
How science discovered that ARVs can bring the levels of HIV in the blood to levels so low it’s virtually undetectable – and impossible to transmit.
Makgabo Manamela is one of three officials implicated by the health ombud in the tragedy. Here’s a snapshot of her testimony during arbitration.
The health minister warns finding the money for junior doctor placements is not voluntary, it's what the law prescribes.
As deaths mount, take an inside look at the detectives working around the clock to solve the country’s medical mystery.
Until now, the national and provincial health departments have not been able to say where services are provided. Here's how we found them.
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.