public healthcare

Curing a sick system: Doctors and nurses must speak out for patients and themselves

Samantha Khan-Gillmore

Medicine shouldn’t be the only thing on the books at our medical schools. Here are some tips for healthcare workers to handle abuse.


SA doctors demand shorter hours, saying their 30-hour shifts put patients' lives at risk

Koot Kotze

The health department and the Health Professions Council of South Africa must act to protect the medics and patients.


​Government disputes drug stock-out survey: 'Far fewer clinics run out of medicine'

Mia Malan

The report describes medication shortages as "a serious threat to the public healthcare system". But the government says the figures are inaccurate.


Cervical cancer's deadly contradiction

Mia Malan

Despite cervical cancer being the most preventable form of cancer, it is afflicting more South African women than any other kind.


Publicly waiting for x-rays, privately abandoning all hope

Ina Skosana

In the state sector, not everyone is equal. Some of us have to pay an arm, a leg and a full working day.