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Over a Billion stolen while Hlongwa Gauteng Health MEC

Over a Billion stolen while Hlongwa Gauteng Health MEC

By Marcus Low This week the Special Investigating Unit’s long overdue report into corruption in the Gauteng Department of Health was finally made ...
A new normal where SheDecides: What needs to happen to get there?

A new normal where SheDecides: What needs to happen to get there?

By Robin Gorna I want to live in a world where every girl and every woman can decide what to do with her body, her life, and with her future. Without ...
SA ahead of World Health Organisation in recommending new TB medicine

SA ahead of World Health Organisation in recommending new TB medicine

The South African Department of Health this week announced it will be making a new tuberculosis medicine available more widely than recommended by ...
Removing Motsoaledi is not the right medicine

Removing Motsoaledi is not the right medicine

The rot in the healthcare system is far too deep for anything other than a fundamental overhaul and a deep cleansing of corrupt officials to do the ...

IN FOCUS: Health4Sale

Spotlight investigation into corruption and poor governance practices in the running of Emergency Medical Services in some provinces

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Ambulance bases of shame

Ambulance bases of shame

An ambulance base has to comply with a certain set of minimum requirements contained in among others the National Health Act. At the end of last ...
Health4Sale Part 6: Magashule cleared way for controversial private ambulance company to cash in

Health4Sale Part 6: Magashule cleared way for controversial private ambulance company to cash in

Buthelezi EMS netted more than R15-million from two suspect back-dated price increases from the Free State Department of Health, apparently without ...
Health4Sale part 5: Controversial private ambulance company in line for new Free State tender

Health4Sale part 5: Controversial private ambulance company in line for new Free State tender

A Gauteng-based ambulance operator, Buthelezi EMS, that is currently the subject of both Hawks and Treasury investigations has scored road and air ...
Health4Sale Part 4: Buthelezi EMS running a taxi service, not an ambulance service – Doctors and nurses

Health4Sale Part 4: Buthelezi EMS running a taxi service, not an ambulance service – Doctors and nurses

Doctors and nurses in the Free State and North West have accused Buthelezi EMS, the private company contracted to run provincial ambulance services, ...
Health4Sale Response: Motsoaledi asks treasury to investigate Buthelezi EMS

Health4Sale Response: Motsoaledi asks treasury to investigate Buthelezi EMS

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has asked treasury to investigate the procurement of ambulance services from Buthelezi EMS, a controversial ...
Health4Sale Part 3: Mpumalanga department of health broke rules for controversial ambulance company

Health4Sale Part 3: Mpumalanga department of health broke rules for controversial ambulance company

The Mpumalanga Department of Health has defied guidance from its provincial treasury and acted in contravention of the Public Finance Management Act ...
Health4Sale Part 2: NorthWest pays double for dubious private ambulance service

Health4Sale Part 2: NorthWest pays double for dubious private ambulance service

The North West health department has effectively outsourced the bulk of its emergency medical service to a private ambulance company who is ...
Health4Sale Part 1: North West blows HIV money on controversial private ambulance service

Health4Sale Part 1: North West blows HIV money on controversial private ambulance service

The North West Department of Health blew over R100-million expressly earmarked for HIV on two controversial private ambulance companies. Serious red ...

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Cutting-edge youth services

Cutting-edge youth services

The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF) is implementing a number of innovative youth-focused health services around Cape Town. Others could learn from ...
Bill would roll back right to choose

Bill would roll back right to choose

  Thabang Pooe, SECTION27 A new Bill threatens the very essence of a woman’s right to bodily integrity and reproductive decision-making, as ...
Contraception: DBE Draft Policy on the Prevention and Management of Learner Pregnancy

Contraception: DBE Draft Policy on the Prevention and Management of Learner Pregnancy

Thabang Pooe, SECTION27 The results of the last Annual School Survey, released in 2017, sent shock waves through the country. According to the ...
We are failing young women in South Africa

We are failing young women in South Africa

Thuthukile Mbatha, Guest Editor, Spotlight Note: This is the editorial from a special print edition of Spotlight guest-edited by young people. Every ...

Videos

VIDEO: #FireBenny

VIDEO: #FireBenny

The Treatment Action Campaign and partners recently held a meeting to establish the Free State People’s Health Coalition. More than 500 TAC ...
VIDEO: The Price of Gold

VIDEO: The Price of Gold

  Judgment in the historic Silicosis Class Action, Bongani Nkala and 55 Others v Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd and 31 Others, will be ...
VIDEO: TB Aware: Nulda Beyers

VIDEO: TB Aware: Nulda Beyers

TB scientist Professor Nulda Beyers speaks about the critical needs to employeers to enable employees to get tested and treated for TB. Credit: Thom ...
VIDEO: TB Aware: Lungi Langa

VIDEO: TB Aware: Lungi Langa

Health journalist Lungi Langa shares her journey of being diagnosed with TB, surviving the horrid treatment and then having to deal with her daughter ...

 

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