Eastern Cape

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 ...
Fifteen years without a wheelchair – who pays?

Fifteen years without a wheelchair – who pays?

A volunteer healthcare worker tells the story of a young boy confined to his bed since he was a young child, as a result of the shortage of ...
Lifesaving programme under threat

Lifesaving programme under threat

Keiskamma Trust, an Eastern Cape based health organisation, praised around the world for its incredible community work which has saved thousands of ...
Two steps forward, three steps back – a tale of the Eastern Cape clinics

Two steps forward, three steps back – a tale of the Eastern Cape clinics

Eastern Cape Health Department fails to complete clinic projects promised by the Minister of Health.
Philani Clinic – A timeline of failure

Philani Clinic – A timeline of failure

A few meters from the entrance to Philani Clinic in Queenstown, opposite the gate, is a black-walled tavern. On weekdays, it’s as quiet as a ...
Priority-Setting, Social Justice and Human Rights in the Eastern Cape

Priority-Setting, Social Justice and Human Rights in the Eastern Cape

The stories of health care users experiences with the health system as published by Spotlight are devastating. Various factors play a role when ...
Hospital horrors

Hospital horrors

The hospital is full. Two young girls lie on trolleys in the main hallway. They are wrapped in pink blankets; drips come out of their arms and hang ...
New SANAC CEO responds to questions about his past

New SANAC CEO responds to questions about his past

Dr Sandile Buthelezi was recently appointed as the new head (CEO) of the South African National AIDS Council. His appointment follows the suspicious ...
TAC survey highlights poor infection control in clinics

TAC survey highlights poor infection control in clinics

By Marcus Low Tuberculosis (TB) infection control measures in some South African public sector clinics fall woefully short. This is according to an ...
Ambulance emergency in the Eastern Cape

Ambulance emergency in the Eastern Cape

By Mluleki Marongo, SECTION27 Researcher - If you call an ambulance in Johannesburg, there’s a good chance you will be in a hospital within 45 ...