The Ebola outbreak on the continent showed how countries with poor health systems are unfit to fight epidemics.
South Africa will soon get its own facility to make tablets to treat HIV and other ailments.
Poor management and leadership instability lead to R2-billion in irregular expenditure.
As Benny Malakoane showed off progress in Free State, 317 patients were left in the dark over their cancer status.
Doctors Without Borders has stressed the critical importance of adequate investment into the prevention of diseases such as Ebola and cholera.
But the Free Market Foundation maintains the plan will cost the state more than it raises in taxes.
The director of the Free Market Foundation suggests that an inquiry into private healthcare was deceptively orchestrated by the health minister.
Being conscious of good eating habits goes a long way towards winning the battle of the bulge.
The government has set several commendable goals but will have to improve its delivery.
The "dysfunctional" Health Professions Council of South Africa will not act immediately on recommendations made by Aaron Motsoaledi's task team.
A controversial plastic additive is said to affect foetuses and increase the risk of breast cancer.
The murder of an Mpumalanga doctor on duty has exposed the lax security at public hospitals.
People in need of treatment are dying because hospitals are desperate for funds, writes Mia Malan.
Western Cape health director general Craig Househam is widely tipped to take over the running of the National Department of Health.
Traditional leaders are resisting plans to introduce medical circumcision. Mia Malan reports.
Professors Hoosen Coovadia and Salim Abdool Karim, two of SA's foremost HIV researchers, were recently the health department's greatest enemies.