About 500 health workers, patients and activists protested outside the Western Cape legislature on 10 September against the planned closure of GF Jooste hospital in 2013.
News | 19 September 2012
Some spaza shop owners in Khayelitsha are selling Department of Health (DoH) formula milk that is marked "Not for resale". This milk is supposed to be given free to HIV-positive mothers to give to their babies instead of breast milk.
News | 12 September 2012
Dalli Weyers looks at the design problems with the Tara KLamp circumcision device.
Opinion | 5 September 2012
The controversial medical parole of former top cop, Jackie Selebi, has once again thrown into stark relief questions about kidney disease and treatment, questions that have long disturbed the labour movement.
Opinion | 2 August 2012
A new Maternity unit has opened its doors at the local Day Hospital in Delft.
Brief | 1 August 2012
Delft residents are left in the cold this winter as the recent bad weather is causing their houses to fall apart.
News | 19 July 2012
South African activists are campaigning to get a multinational pharmaceutical company, Novartis, to drop a court case against the Indian government.
News | 18 July 2012
The Western Cape Department of Health intends to demolish GF Jooste Hospital and spend R550 million reconstructing it. This means the hospital will close. The South African Medical Association (SAMA) and health activists are worried that the closure will affect patients badly.
News | 27 June 2012
A man who contracted tuberculosis (TB) while in prison is in a long-running court battle with the Department of Correctional Services.
News | 20 June 2012
There have been many media reports of shortages of medicines to treat AIDS over the last few weeks. But the medicine shortages go beyond antiretrovirals and there are even shortages of vaccines.
News | 20 June 2012
A group of activists from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) ran the Comrades Marathon on Sunday 4 June.
Veronica Washaya and Janine Fortuin
News | 12 June 2012
Desmond Tutu HIV Centre ran a workshop on sex workers for health-care workers on Wednesday at Groote Schuur Hospital.
News | 7 June 2012
Lant Pritchett—a Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School—has been leading a campaign against the election of Jim Kim to the World Bank presidency. While he isn’t the only critic of Dr. Kim’s nomination, he is among the most vocal, prominent and well known. Though his views are his own, many of them have been amplified and echoed by other leading development economists like William Easterly at New York University and several people associated with the Center for Global Development in Washington, DC.
Opinion | 18 April 2012
The rubbish stacked against the wall of Gugulethu's NY132 stadium has grown to the point that residents are unable to walk on the pavement.
News | 16 April 2012