Basson recusal application fails
The petition in question was initiated by the People's Health Movement, not the South African Medical Association or the Rural Doctors Association.
Office space – the primary health frontier of any enterprise
Without good lighting, plants and privacy, the open-plan office can become a threat to the wellbeing of the people working there.
Basson launches bid to force committee recusal
Citing a conflict of interests and an inability to be impartial, "Dr Death" wants the committee conducting the inquiry into his conduct to step down.
Lack of sex leaves women depressed, says survey
Seven out of 10 South African women say that a lack of sexual intimacy in their relationships makes them feel depressed.
Meet the silent but dangerous pollutant on our block: E-waste
The rise of the IT age means hazardous materials from electronic devices are being released into the environment at an increasing rate.
Vaginal gel won’t protect women against HIV
The search for an anti-HIV microbicide continues, after a new trial has refuted the results of a previous study that found one to be effective.
Drug users run the risk of HIV transmissions
More harm reduction policies and programmes will help reduce dangers of practices such as sharing dirty needles and ‘flashblooding’.
New vaccine set to greatly reduce prevalence of shingles
Most adults are at risk of contracting the painful viral infection – but until now only a few specialised medicines have been available to treat it.
People need to know more about abortion and contraception
A number of fallacious assumptions undermine the effectiveness of measures to prevent or terminate a pregnancy, writes Catriona Macleod.
Community health workers “soldier on” for better health services
Some of the Free State health workers charged for gathering 'illegally' after a services protest accept a plea bargain, but the rest will soldier on.
Moral crusade condemns SA women to die
Backstreet abortion ‘doctors’ profit from stigma as patients are stripped of their dignity – and lives.
Community health workers back in court
Free State healthcare workers say they are being punished for having dared to defy health MEC Benny Malakoane publicly.
Doctors ‘operating legally’ after Concourt ruling
Issuing the proclamation led to a situation that could discourage practitioners from providing essential services for fear of criminal sanction.
Dr Death outfoxes his pursuers
After 14 years of delays, the Health Professions Council should have seen what was coming in the Wouter Basson case.
Basson case on hold due to high court application
Wouter Basson's sentencing hearings are on hold until the high court rules on his interdict application on Thursday.
Basson case postponed over alleged HPCSA conflict of interest
Wouter Basson's lawyers have called for the recusal of an HPCSA committee over suspected involvement in a petition to strike him off the medical roll.