DA leaders should follow Premier Winde’s example on vaccines

Inviting a British anti-vaxxer and sending mixed messages, especially during a measles outbreak, is endangering public health


Opinion | 23 March 2023

Nontsikelelo Zwedala: an unsung hero of the struggle for HIV medicines

She was one of the complainants in a Competition Commission case that resulted in antiretroviral medicines becoming affordable


Obituary | 20 March 2023

People’s lives are “not our responsibility” says NEHAWU leader

Hospitals disrupted as public sector strike intensifies

Vincent Lali, Chris Gilili, Liezl Human, Tariro Washinyira, Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik, Thamsanqa Mbovane, and Mkhuseli Sizani

News | 8 March 2023

Budget: Decision not to raise the sugar tax “puts profits ahead of people” say activists

“Difficult operating environment for the sugar industry” cited by Finance Minister as reason


Law | 23 February 2023

Our hospital can’t cope, say Atlantis residents

Activists want City clinics upgraded and transferred to the province to take pressure off Wesfleur Hospital


News | 14 February 2023

Five years ago 80% of Stellenbosch medical students said they were mistreated. What has changed?

Researchers hope to repeat and expand a study that also found high rates of racial and gender discrimination


News | 13 February 2023

Buckets to catch water in Free State hospital’s leaking wards

Nurses downed tools last week over poor conditions at Boitumelo Regional Hospital in Kroonstad


Brief | 9 February 2023

Project from Iceland to tackle drinking and drug use among children in George

Nearly half of 13 and 14-year-olds at one school have been drunk at least once, survey found


News | 9 February 2023

Queer people and sex workers are badly treated in clinics, new survey finds

Deputy Minister of Health promises to tackle the problem


News | 7 February 2023

“Rebuild Pollsmoor prison” says TB expert

Prof Linda-Gail Bekker spoke at the first GroundUp/Bertha House “Science for the People” seminar


News | 30 January 2023

Getting a Covid booster shot is not as easy as it should be

Under-50s will be eligible in February for a second booster


Brief | 23 January 2023

Dust, flying rocks, deafening noise: blasting is a nightmare for people living near mines

Here’s what government can do about it


Opinion | 20 January 2023

Operation Dudula chases immigrants away from Joburg clinic

Patients told to get health care “in their own countries”


News | 18 January 2023

Stocks of snake antivenom are dangerously low, experts warn

Doctors wait at least six months for orders of vital snake polyvalent antivenom


News | 18 January 2023

Sewage on the seashore: Here’s what’s causing Cape Town’s beach closures

Loadshedding at pump stations blamed for most closures


News | 13 January 2023