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.
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.
Nehawu: The South African Medical Association should get a better grip on OSD negotiations and keep its affiliate members.
"This year we've been running out of simple things, such as Panado," says one doctor.
The toyi-toyiing "helps me to get rid of my frustrations at the hospital", says one doctor.