Provinces

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 ...
#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 ...
Opinion: The devastating cost of the North West strikes

Opinion: The devastating cost of the North West strikes

Nearly a year on from the crippling health sector strikes in the North West province the full cost is still to emerge. UFRIEDA HO reflects that even ...

Memo to SAPS and NPA 12 May 2016

SAPS & NPA MARCH MEMORANDUM
Health Minister should be given greater powers

Health Minister should be given greater powers

We need to amend the National Health Act (No. 61 of 2003) so as to give the Minister of Health greater powers to intervene in provinces and avert ...
How rural stereotypes are being broken in Bulungula

How rural stereotypes are being broken in Bulungula

An innovative project in Bulungula in the Eastern Cape is showing how quality healthcare and education can be provided in a deep rural area.
How “Nomakhayas” beat a scabies outbreak

How “Nomakhayas” beat a scabies outbreak

With tenacity, teamwork and a plan of action, a group of community health workers in the Eastern Cape show just how effective they can be in bringing ...
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 ...
North West doctors release open letter calling for end to closure of health services

North West doctors release open letter calling for end to closure of health services

Over 70 North West doctors have released an open letter expressing their concern over the impact the ongoing labour action is having on the delivery ...
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, ...