mortality rates

Editorial: The good news on death stats


South Africa has one of the fastest-growing diabetes epidemics in the world. But HIV and Aids are reported more truthfully nowadays.

Stats show Capetonians live longer than Tshwane residents

Naledi Mailula

Statistics South Africa says mortality figures show Capetonians have a longer life span that Tshwane residents.

ARVs alone won't save HIV infected mothers

Ina Skosana, Mia Malan

Access to ARVs is improving, but poor attitudes to patients are aggravating maternal mortality rates.

Where women die daily

Alixandra Fazzina

When the United Nations meets this week to discuss the Millennium Development Goals maternal mortality will be high on the agenda.