Health

Eastern Cape paramedics face dismissal

Workers stop work to demand better equipment

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News | 5 May 2022

“We are overwhelmed,” says nurse at Steve Biko Academic Hospital

Nurses march to demand better working conditions and more staff

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Brief | 4 May 2022

Video: Her aunt was tied to a bench in a hospital, so Virginia Keppler took on the Gauteng health system

Part 6 in our series on the Gauteng public health system crisis

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Video | 4 May 2022

Place Eastern Cape health department under administration, say workers

Clinics in Motherwell, Gqeberha, shut since Tuesday

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Brief | 22 April 2022

Can technology help fix state clinics?

There are promising solutions to problems in primary health care but they are mostly emerging in the private sector

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Feature | 22 April 2022

Mfuleni families left to use the canal as a toilet

Chemical toilets fill up, flush toilets are blocked

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News | 19 April 2022

Video: The deadly wait for cancer treatment

Part one in our series on Gauteng’s healthcare crisis

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Video | 12 April 2022

Patients turned away at Fort Beaufort clinics

Health department says staff and medication shortages will be fixed in this financial year

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News | 11 April 2022

Angry patients shout at striking health workers

Staff protest at Laetitia Bam Day Hospital in Kariega for a second week

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Brief | 4 April 2022

Children with autism excluded from schools

Parents picket in Gqeberha

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News | 4 April 2022

New clinics built near Pretoria but years later they are still not open

People in Soshanguve and Hammanskraal are struggling to access health services while newly built facilities stand idle

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News | 22 March 2022

New code on vaccination in the workplace

A code of practice will replace the current Covid directions when the National State of Disaster lapses

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Law | 18 March 2022

Workers protest in Gauteng, demand health department give them jobs

Union says those who helped during Covid epidemic must get permanent employment

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Brief | 17 March 2022

Labour Court dismisses challenge to Covid vaccination policy

Case provides clarity on when a company vaccination policy will be lawful

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Law | 15 March 2022

Student nurses in Eastern Cape demand jobs from provincial government

The health department says it does not have enough money to hire these nurses when they qualify at the end of March

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Brief | 11 March 2022

Doctors picket outside crisis-ridden hospital

More than 800 posts to be scrapped at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital

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News | 10 March 2022