‘Health’ and ‘care’ play second fiddle to Free State bullying

The Free State health department has come under fire for a number of reasons. Bhekisisa visited the province ahead of elections to find out more.

It’s no breeze to explain birds ‘n bees

The HPV vaccine roll-out is prompting parents to rethink how they talk to children about sex.

Drug trove expiring in clinic fiasco

Rent arrears have shut a clinic's doors – just 500m from the Free State health MEC's office.

Teenage mums need support, not censure

Stigma can ruin the lives of young mothers, but there is support available that can keep their futures bright.

New TB drug regimen on the horizon

Patients with drug resistant TB could benefit from a new drug regimen, which will be tested in clinical trials this year.

Controversial Messina doctor’s medical licence revoked

Almost a year after the first complaints were filed with the HPCSA about Dr Dube, the Limpopo doctor's medical licence has been stripped.

Life’s precipice puts addiction into perspective

Three drug addicts tell their stories of devastation, desperation and, finally, the long road to recovery.

Medical negligence claims threaten NHI

Due to the high costs of litigation medical negligence claims could bankrupt a future NHI, say experts.

Gauteng pays after forced sterilisation for HIV-positive woman

The Gauteng health department has agreed to pay almost half-a-million rand to an HIV-positive woman after she was coercively sterilised.

Getting closure from the other side

Psychics such as John Edward are 'mostly harmless' and often quite helpful to the living, experts say.