HEALTH

Weight gain worries for newer HIV treatment regimens

But these medicines are well tolerated by patients

By James Stent - 1 October 2020

Traditional leaders threaten to go to court over suspension of circumcisions

Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma calls for more consultations

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 30 September 2020

Compensation Bill proposes swifter penalties for employers

Special inspectorate to be formed with wide powers

By Justin Brown - 30 September 2020

Gauteng community health workers still waiting for full pay

Despite promise of an increase, workers say they are still earning only R3,500 a month

By Zoë Postman - 23 September 2020

Stop making patients wait outside, TAC tells clinics

Patient describes how they fear nurses

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 21 September 2020

Undertakers go on strike

Organisation representing 3,000 emerging firms wants regulations changed

By Joseph Chirume - 14 September 2020

“We will hit them where it hurts” warns NEHAWU leader

Union vows to shut down government services, including SARS and SASSA

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 14 September 2020

Villagers donate money to build a clinic in a shack

Villagers in the rural Eastern Cape struggling to access health services have tried to create their own infrastructure

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 9 September 2020

How Western Cape will check for a future Covid-19 surge

Large survey of pregnant women and people with HIV suggests a lot of Capetonians have already been infected

By James Stent - 4 September 2020

Unions threaten total shutdown if no response in five days

NEHAWU is demanding a 7% increase

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 3 September 2020

UCT professor’s research offers hope of treatment for sickle cell anaemia

80% of babies born with the disease are in sub-Saharan Africa

By Elsabé Brits - 2 September 2020

Community healthcare workers demand “danger pay”

“We need proper PPE because we work in cramped bungalows and shipping containers”

By Vincent Lali - 1 September 2020

Villagers have to carry their dead over a “dangerous” river

Children stay away from school when rains fill the river

By Nokulunga Majola - 1 September 2020

Covid-19: Patients complain of long clinic queues but officials are trying to fix this

“No patient has been turned away”

By Buziwe Nocuze and Mary-Anne Gontsana - 27 August 2020

Dire conditions in Eastern Cape clinics made worse by pandemic

“In the fight against Covid-19, we have neglected primary health care” says Human Rights Commission official

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 24 August 2020

Here’s a quick health win for government

With a bit of data-sharing, we can understand who is dying where of what much quicker - and then take action to fix it

By GroundUp Editors - 21 August 2020