oncology

He would ransom the pills for something more precious than profit: His wife’s life

Joan van Dyk

When a few months of treatment costs as much as a house, some patients are taking their lives and the law into their own hands to survive.


Burning tyres and dodgy ambulance deals? Six health scandals you might have missed

Bhekisisa team

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.


Cancer Crisis: Where are South Africa's radiation oncologists? Find out

Joan van Dyk

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.


Limpopo: 0. Mpumalanga: 0. That's how many radiation oncologists these provinces have

Joan van Dyk

Meanwhile, a lone specialist in the North West caters for 3.7-million people as four provinces are forced to send patients to Gauteng.


KZN cancer patients sent home with panados as treatment waiting lists grow

Joan van Dyk

State cancer patients have nowhere to turn, even if their cancer is treatable.