Editorial

Dear Premier Zamani Saul, the Northern Cape health system is in your hands.

Dear Premier Zamani Saul, the Northern Cape health system is in your hands.

"By accepting your appointment as Premier, you have become the custodian of a rough diamond. It is now in your hands whether it will reach its full ...
Uganda’s Constitutional Court hears a Landmark Maternal Health case

Uganda’s Constitutional Court hears a Landmark Maternal Health case

In what many describe as a landmark case, Uganda’s Constitutional Court will tomorrow morning (Thursday, 13 June) hear a case which challenges the ...
How does the roles of MECs differ from those of heads of departments?

How does the roles of MECs differ from those of heads of departments?

There is often confusion about the differing roles of MECs for Health and heads of provincial departments of health. Tendai Mafuma lays out the ...
Assessing the Motsoaledi years

Assessing the Motsoaledi years

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi was South Africa’s Minister of Health from 2009 to 2019. Marcus Low takes a look back at the successes and failures of the ...
Only 2 of 9 Health MECs in job for more than 2 years

Only 2 of 9 Health MECs in job for more than 2 years

Following South Africa’s 2019 national and provincial elections, new members of provincial legislatures have been sworn in and new provincial ...
Five health policy priorities for the new administration

Five health policy priorities for the new administration

In its HIV policies government has mostly done good work over the last decade. In other key areas, important policies were never replaced or never ...
#FootSoldiers: The biggest and happiest family In Limpopo

#FootSoldiers: The biggest and happiest family In Limpopo

Sally Duigan is never alone, with every move she makes there is a posse of happy, smiling children clinging to her arms, grabbing whatever bit of her ...
Donor shift threatens adherence clubs in the Free State

Donor shift threatens adherence clubs in the Free State

A shift in donor funding for HIV has endangered the continued existence of successful and effective antiretroviral adherence clubs in the Free State.
#Vote4Health: No road to health in the Northern Cape

#Vote4Health: No road to health in the Northern Cape

By Anso Thom, Marcus Low, Nomatter Ndebele and Thom Pierce (photographs) Calvinia, Sutherland, Fraserburg, De Aar, Keimoes, Kakamas. Join Spotlight ...
#Vote4Health: Health in the Northern Cape: Disturbing visions from SA’s forgotten province

#Vote4Health: Health in the Northern Cape: Disturbing visions from SA’s forgotten province

Health services in large parts of the Northern Cape have virtually collapsed with communities mostly being served by overstretched nurses struggling ...
#Vote4Health: Visuals of Northern Cape collapse

#Vote4Health: Visuals of Northern Cape collapse

Health services in large parts of the Northern Cape have virtually collapsed with communities mostly being served by overstretched nurses struggling ...
#People: Face to face with Jack Bloom

#People: Face to face with Jack Bloom

When it comes to healthcare, Jack Bloom is arguably the most well-known opposition politician in South Africa. Biénne Huisman went to meet the man ...