Minister wants to stop patient rip-offs

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Mia Malan speaks to the health minister and others in the healthcare sector about the guideline tariffs

Dummies’ guide to medical tariffs

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Health professionals are finding the state's planned guidelines for fees a bitter pill to swallow.

Minister wants to stop patient rip-offs

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Mia Malan speaks to the health minister and others in the healthcare sector about the guideline tariffs.

McCord Hospital: Defending a legacy of healthcare integrity

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For 100 years Durban's non-profit McCord Hospital has been a beacon of hope for the poor. Now it has to rely on the state to survive.

Birth, a measure of progress

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Reducing maternal and newborn mortality has to be a priority if Africa is to reach its potential.

Silent killer lurks in miners’ lungs

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Silicosis might appear only 15 years after exposure to gold ore dust, long after they have gone home. Heidi Swart reports.

Rural hospitals in terminal crisis

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Accessing healthcare in this rural town has never been easy. Shortages of staff as well as medical equipment makes it difficult for this hospital...

A doctor born of hope

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This man from rural Eastern Cape had to travel all the way to Cuba to make his dream of becoming a doctor come true. Now, he is back home and treating patients at the same hospital his mother used to sell fruit in front of when he was a boy.

Is today’s ukuthwala a perversion of an earlier tradition?

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The kidnapping of young girls ignores the 'niceties' of a cultural practice.

‘God make us strong, I beg you, keep Luphumlo alive’

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Mia Malan describes the arduous trek an Eastern Cape woman had to undertake to get medical attention for her sick grandson.