HEALTH

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Fire closes Mitchells Plain hospital

“The quick reaction time of the fire crews resulted in the fire being contained to the theater section of the hospital”

By Velani Ludidi - 13 September 2019
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“Too poor to be treated”: Gugulethu residents demand better healthcare

Residents march to clinics and police station

By Sandisiwe Shoba - 5 September 2019
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Farmworkers want 67 pesticides banned

NGO says the pesticides are already banned in the European Union

By Ashraf Hendricks - 29 August 2019
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Burn victims unable to get life changing treatment

South Africa’s only tissue bank has been empty the past two months

By Elsabé Brits - 26 August 2019
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Mom loses court case but scores a bigger victory for Eastern Cape patients

Supreme Court of Appeal has called on health minister Zweli Mkhize to “urgently address” the dire situation at government hospitals in the Eastern Cape

By Tania Broughton - 16 August 2019
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Western Cape health services paint bloody picture of gun violence

“We are doing battleground medicine,” says minister

By Elsabé Brits - 8 August 2019
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NEHAWU demands dismissal of Limpopo MEC for Health

The union also calls for Director General to be given the boot following Auditor-General finding

By Bernard Chiguvare - 1 August 2019
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HIV drug studies offer patients more choices

But new regimens are not problem-free

By Nathan Geffen - 26 July 2019
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Relief on the way for Western Cape’s overstressed post-mortem facilities

New R281-million Forensic Pathology Facility in Observatory has double capacity of Salt River

By Candy Chan - 18 July 2019
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Cape Town’s children seem to be getting healthier

Cases of diarrhoea and malnutrition have dropped

By Elsabé Brits - 11 July 2019
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South African researchers develop quicker way to detect drug resistance

Local man develops resistance to new TB medicine despite good adherence

By Elsabé Brits - 10 July 2019
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Clinic struggles with new workload in aftermath of fire

Long, frustrating queues and staff under pressure at Nomzamo, Strand, after Ikhwezi clinic burnt out

By Velani Ludidi - 4 July 2019
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Emergency workers sit around all day because there are no ambulances

KZN’s broken ambulances: no help for people in emergencies and EMS personnel put in danger

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 3 July 2019
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Child-headed household faces bleak future

Siyanda Nyovane is head of his household and lives in a shack. The 19-year-old has kept himself and his younger brother in school for years

By Ella Ndongeni - 2 July 2019
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Pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals found in fish caught off Cape Town’s coast

City’s waste is ending up in its fish

By Steve Kretzmann - 25 June 2019
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About 400 newly qualified nurses without jobs in Limpopo

Department of Health says there is no money to hire additional staff

By Bernard Chiguvare - 24 June 2019