HEALTH

Eastern Cape community health workers protest about job cuts

Union wants national government to “prevent a catastrophic health crisis in the Eastern Cape”

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News | 18 January 2022

Elderly at risk as Eastern Cape Department of Social Development slashes funding

Imbumba Association for the Aged challenges spending cuts

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News | 12 January 2022

#StiekUitVaccinate: Bboys promote Covid vaccination in Mitchells Plain

More than 120 people were vaccinated at the event

Text and Photos by Ashraf Hendricks

Photo Essay | 15 December 2021

Courts rule in favour of South African doctors trained abroad

Doctors won’t have to spend a year training before sitting exams

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News | 13 December 2021

Drugs are not the problem. The way we think about them is

We need to solve the social issues that make drug use a solution

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Opinion | 7 December 2021

Staff at Charlotte Maxeke hospital ask President to intervene

“We need a firm plan and a dedicated budget”

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News | 7 December 2021

Gqeberha health workers march against management

They demanded the removal of the health district manager and for the health facilities to be refurbished

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Brief | 3 December 2021

New gym in Khayelitsha offers members unique “personal training” regimen

Ekasi Dynamik Fitness opened in October

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News | 26 November 2021

Some people are just warm bodies occupying our offices and I don’t need them, says health MEC

NEHAWU is calling for “restructuring of the bloated executive management” at the Limpopo provincial health department

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Brief | 25 November 2021

Cancer patients wait up to five years for treatment in Gauteng, say health activists

They marched on Tuesday to demand that Gauteng Premier David Makhura intervenes

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News | 23 November 2021

Is this the approach to addiction that South Africa needs?

Free, community-based service offers individual support

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Feature | 23 November 2021

Immigrants in JHB claim they are being denied health care

Public interest law centre considers legal action against Gauteng health department’s latest “xenophobic” policies

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News | 17 November 2021

Mthatha patients wait in the rain at clinics from 3am

“For years we have been treated like this, but it’s worse since Covid.”

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News | 12 November 2021

Community health workers: arbitrator rules against NEHAWU

Bid to make workers permanent state employees fails

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News | 10 November 2021

Health activists call for patent law reform

Patents prevent equal access to life-saving medicines, protesters say

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News | 9 November 2021