public health system

Burning tyres and dodgy ambulance deals? Six health scandals you might have missed

Bhekisisa team

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.


Who killed Ntombizodwa Matthews? Politics, protest & corruption in the North West

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.


Why emergency care in Africa needs to become a specialised course

Stevan Bruijns

Countries in Africa are in desperate need of more emergency care specialists and increased training.


Mpumalanga's health is failing - but it won't take its medicine

Ina Skosana

Poor management and leadership instability lead to R2-billion in irregular expenditure.


The unlawful state of healthcare

Mark Heywood

The state has a legal obligation to ensure finances are available to provide a skilled healthcare workforce, writes Mark Heywood.