When we got our independence, we did not ask ourselves what kind of ethics this new country needed. SA’s health ombud reflects on his first big case.
Newer, lifesaving drugs for South Africa's "silent" killer aren't yet available in the country.
Go inside this unspoken ethical dilemma South African doctors face every day.
Unpaid security firms pull guards out of facilities.
South Africa could become one of a growing number of countries that require plain packaging for cigarettes.
It’s been a steep learning curve for provinces that sometimes don’t have the know how — or the data — to write and track local plans.
The youngest children are the ones most at risk — and less likely to report it.
The damage caused by the controversial US policy will only start showing when it’s too late to reverse it, activists and researchers argue.
Late UCT Medical School dean Bongani Mayosi pioneered the response to a little known but common heart disease at home and across the continent.
A new drug could save 25 000 women living with HIV but could it come at the cost of their babies lives?
Men who have sex with men can now take on-demand pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, safely.
Researchers once again confirmed: It’s impossible for HIV-positive people on treatment to transmit the virus through sex — this time among gay men.
Former Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu is implicated in deadly mismanagement but still survives to be elected into the Provincial Executive Committee.
The pair continues to survive politically despite being implicated in deadly mismanagement and graft during their tenures as Gauteng health MECs.
An international drug maker may have intentionally muscled out local competition to win the bulk of a national birth control tender.
SA has a chance to lead the world in realising Madiba’s dream this September as the United Nations convenes its first high level meeting on TB.
The country’s investments in HIV treatment and prevention are paying off, leading to huge reductions in new infections
More than four-million people in the country are now on antiretroviral treatment.
Scientists studied soldiers with PTSD and even children who'd witnessed a great tragedy. Did they unlock the secrets of resilience?
Is South Africa breeding a nation of abusers and victims? Mia Malan interrogates why sexual violence in the country is so prevalent.
Three years later, almost a dozen patients are still missing.
In the war on women's bodies, the casualties stretch far beyond US' 50 states.
In June, the health minister released the long-awaited National Health Insurance Bill. What does it mean to you and your medical aid? We tell you.
History repeats as old health emergencies emerge anew. Is the health ombud the person to lead fights the Human Rights Commission started?
When people can't get to healthcare, healthcare needs get to them.
Read what Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has up his sleeve for your medical aid.
Two Bills, almost 200 pages may change healthcare forever in SA. Haven't read them? We did the heavy lifting so you don't have to.
The chief whip says recent media reports were first to alert him that the SIU had completed its investigation into alleged corruption under his watch.
Spa treatments, fancy homes and paperwork — and the list goes on.
Find out what the big changes government may have in store for medical aids.
The arbitration ruling specifies that both Constitutional and general damages have to be paid.
Laura Lopez Gonzalez speaks to Tim Modise about who might be held accountable for the tragedy.
The nation's nursing body says one official has been hauled before it.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.