A national policy on sexual assault has been in draft form for years. Now, the country now has the chance to put survivors of sexual violence first.
Primary healthcare barely exists outside our urban centres, and apartheid-ordained inequality is stark.
The state’s proposed certificate of need will not address inequities in rural healthcare.
What, if anything, does the private healthcare sector have to offer the rural poor?
Rural areas have always been at the bottom of the list when it comes to healthcare and expenditure.
It’s time to stop treating sexual violence as just coincidental to HIV infections
Comment: Too much stick, not enough carrot
Economic policy: The poor still lose
Comment: Take care over the next hill
Care is cast aside beyond the city limits
When a few months of treatment costs as much as a house, some patients are taking their lives and the law into their own hands to survive.
One in four people carry this potentially deadly bug? Now a new shorter treatment can prevent it from making you sick.
Recent national and Gauteng memos demanding all foreign patients pay in full for services likely fell foul of the law.
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.