Motsoaledi: What the NHI will mean for you - and your tax credits

HPCSA ignores recommendations of ministerial task team

The "dysfunctional" Health Professions Council of South Africa will not act immediately on recommendations made by Aaron Motsoaledi's task team.

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...

Coronavirus: World Bank’s pandemic bonds scheme accused of ‘waiting for people to die’

Bonds designed to provide fast funding for poor countries branded ‘obscene’ because of complex payout criteria.
80 out of 1000 women in Africa have unplanned pregnancies.

Women in Africa least likely to use contraception

Only one out of three married women and sexually active teenage girls on the continent use contraception.
Advocates for the partial decriminalisation of sex work overlook that the buying of sex in SA is already criminalised and this has not curbed demand

Taking the HIV prevention pill is about recognising your risk

Selected state clinics will soon provide a pill that can prevent HIV infection to people at high risk of contracting the virus.

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...
A new study by Doctors Without Borders

In Marikana’s shadow: One in four women in Rustenburg has been raped, says study

As South Africa marks the anniversary of the massacre, a new study reveals how women’s bodies are a battleground in the country’s platinum belt

‘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
Fewer than 15 countries on the continent fund more than half of their national immunisation programmes.

Could six injections a year protect you from HIV infection?

A new injectable drug could change the face of HIV prevention and the revolution might start right here in South Africa.

National laboratory workers strike after negotiations stall, provinces fail to pay

The nationwide industrial action is expected to last at least until Friday and could affect patients living with conditions such as cancer and HIV.
The doctor that once defended Mbeki

Read: South Africa’s National Health Insurance Bill

The country's NHI Bill was introduced to Parliament today. You can find it here.
The report says at least 22 executions took place in five African countries in 2016

Numbers of Africans sentenced to die soars

More than 1 000 Nigerians languish on death row.
Bhekisisa health reporter Pontsho Pilane was also named Vodacom Young Journalist of the Year in 2016

Bhekisisa journalist scoops impactAfrica award

Reporter Pontsho Pilane has been recognised for her reporting on menstruation.

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.
Tomisin Adebanji is about to graduate medical school. What happens next

Motsoaledi to provinces: ‘Fund junior doctor internships, or I might sue you.’

The health minister warns finding the money for junior doctor placements is not voluntary, it's what the law prescribes.
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.