Black donors needed to help save lives

Finding a matching bone marrow donor is very difficult and only 30% of registered donors in South Africa are people of colour. Here’s why that matters


5 May 2021

Community health workers confront Mkhize with memorandum of demands

“What can we do with a R3,500 stipend? We have to send our kids to school and pay rent”


20 April 2021

Vaccine rollout needs to restart immediately

Continuing the “pause” will cost lives

GroundUp and Spotlight Editors

16 April 2021

Funders of African health research are excluding Africans, say scientists

African scientists call on funders to “decolonise global health”


15 April 2021

Workers at Dora Nginza Hospital downed tools over bonuses

Union says massive strike is looming over performance management


13 April 2021

High demand for contraceptive pills smuggled in from Zimbabwe

The market is fuelled by the struggle women have to access health facilities


9 April 2021

Military health workers denied Covid-19 vaccines

“Endangering [your] own forces is a criminal offence. The surgeon general should resign immediately”


24 March 2021

Call for Child Support Grant to include poor pregnant women

A study found that many pregnant women in the Cape Metro went hungry following the Covid-19 lockdown


19 March 2021

This is how South Africa’s vaccination programme works. But is the system able to scale up?

Getting vaccinated “is the best thing you can do for yourself” says Groote Schuur nurse

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17 March 2021

Immigrants must be given health care even if undocumented, health department confirms

A number of immigrants in Makhanda say they were denied health care


15 March 2021

Eastern Cape’s health workers have been betrayed by Covid-19 corruption

Part two of a two-part series on how corruption is killing people in the province’s health system

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11 March 2021

Over 5,000 Eastern Cape health workers will be without jobs at the end of this month

The provincial health department says it has run out of funds and cannot renew the contracts


11 March 2021

Right to die: Dying doctor’s testimony to be heard in camera

Lawyers cite patient confidentiality as the reason for barring the media


5 March 2021

High demand for Covid-19 vaccine among Eastern Cape health workers

After initial reluctance there is now great excitement, as rollout proceeds


4 March 2021