An international drug maker may have intentionally muscled out local competition to win the bulk of a national birth control tender.
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.
Three years later, almost a dozen patients are still missing.
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.
South Africa's first inquiry into the private healthcare market blew the lid off where your medical aid premiums are really going.
When people can't get to healthcare, healthcare needs get to them.
Most of us would rather not know what happens to our bodies after death. But that breakdown gives birth to new life in unexpected ways.
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.
Allegations of graft during his tenure as Gauteng health MEC aren’t new, says ANC Gauteng chief whip. In fact, they’re talked about regularly.
The health minister has presented the Medical Schemes Amendment and National Health Insurance Bills
Spa treatments, fancy homes and paperwork — and the list goes on.
When he was the Gauteng Health MEC, Brian Hlongwa brought the department to its knees, the Special Investigations Unit has found.
Find out what the big changes government may have in store for medical aids.
‘I can’t mention who are the parties I am expecting litigation from but I can assure I know who they are.'
The health minister unveils the National Health Insurance Bill at a press conference in Pretoria.
The Bill is the first step towards learning how the government plans to fund its shift towards universal health care.
New legislation will abolish co-payments and may look to go after medical aid scheme reserves.
#OccupyLindela protests are expected today at the Lindela Repatriation Centre. Read the story that helped blow the lid on conditions there.
Saving lives — and losing them — may be all in a day's work for health workers, but if you think it doesn't take its toll, listen to these doctors.
“Whenever there is a crisis, I’m called in to solve them, but I don’t have the legal mechanism to prevent them,” says minister.
National health department deploys 200 officials to country’s beleaguered hospitals
The party cannot substantiate claims it made before Parliament in March, finds Africa Check.
It’s been a bumper year for trouble for the country’s healthcare system and it's only June. Here's everything you might have missed.
Pontsho Pilane has been named this year’s Discovery Health Journalist of the Year. Hear why she thinks specialist reporting isn't dead.
Activists say that at least one patient has been trying to get treatment since 2013.
A tale of two cities: Durban ditches drug users while Tshwane becomes the first city in SA to pioneer and fund new ways to keep them safe.
Everyone knows about KZN's cancer crisis but no one is talking about the other provinces that operate on just one radiation oncologist — or less.
The virus’ resurgence, this time in a city of more than one-million people could set the scene for a fast-spreading disaster.
If you’re a veteran at putting together public radio packages with natural sound and can record voice overs, this could be for you.
Bleeding every month is a costly affair. Pads and tampons cost a person R40 000 in their lifetime. Here's a way to get round the price.
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.