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This popular birth control shot is out of stock for the second year running. Read why

Joan van Dyk

Women who have been forced to go without their usual birth control shot are now facing the consequences of months-long shortages.

Has anything changed at Dihlabeng Hospital in Bethlehem?

Mia Malan

Exposé spurs flurry of activity, but problems remain.

Community healthworkers shafted by SA's policy shambles

Mia Malan

The community healthworker system is in chaos, leaving vulnerable communities at risk.

Bara spent budget on phone bills, not equipment

Staff Reporter

Telephone bills and furniture were prioritised over hospital equipment at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the national and provincial health departments said on Thursday. In a joint statement, the departments cited "deficiencies on the management side" as the reason the hospital did not have required equipment.