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Villagers from the village of Ndoromo are seen walking on the edge of the Bire Kpatous game reserve, where efforts are afoot to encourage tourism. (Sam Mednick)

South Sudan turns to tourism in bid to draw line under past unrest

Travel firms adopt wait-and-see approach as government seeks to entice visitors with safaris, Nile rafting and climbing trips.

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Health Minister Zweli Mkhize

The National Health Insurance: Can Zweli Mkhize pull this off?

Can the health minister fix our health system and what will it take? Here’s what Mkhize’s character, views and his past...

After the ECHO trial: World Health Organisation updates guidance on contraception

'A woman’s risk of HIV does not restrict her contraceptive choice', say new guidelines released today in the wake of recent...
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At least half of Gauteng’s hospitals are without their top managers

Two CEOs are still under investigations months after a spate of infant deaths and a high-level probe by the Office of...
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Transparency International staff complain of bullying and harassment

Corruption watchdog accused of promoting ‘toxic’ workplace culture that silenced critical voices. Anti-corruption...

‘All of the women in my department have slept with the supervisor. This is...

Women at factories in Lesotho owned by Taiwanese firm say jobs and promotions in jeopardy if they refuse advances, claims report

Crime and medicine: How our hospitals became hotspots for criminals and what to do...

There may be no quick fix to making our hospitals safer, but there may be one simple place to start in...

The three biggest fights looming for the National Health Insurance

Who will control the country's healthcare purse and who will be left out? Find out and read why some are likely...

You, the NHI and the changing face of your medical aid

South Africa’s National Health Insurance Bill was released this morning. Here’s how it will affect you.
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Read: South Africa’s National Health Insurance Bill

The country's NHI Bill was introduced to Parliament today. You can find it here.

Five things you need to know about the new National Health Insurance Bill

Parliament released the NHI Bill this morning. Here is how healthcare in South Africa is likely to change.
Zweli Mkhize

READ: Mkhize’s speech on the National Health Insurance & women

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize spoke at an exclusive Bhekisisa event for editors on 6 August about the National Health Insurance and...

National Health Insurance: Is this medical aid paving the way to a new era...

The country’s largest closed medical scheme slashed costs of care by 12%. Here’s how they did it. 

What’s in a pill? Promise, uncertainty, rands, lives & loves … but rights? What...

In September, the country will switch to a new way of treating HIV that is expected to save the country billions...