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Mkhize on irregular R150m tender: ‘They're comrades not personal friends'

An independent forensic investigation has found irregularities in the awarding of a R150m contract by the national Department of Health to an obscure communications...

'No evidence' that 12-yr-old was sodomised at Durban hospital

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health said that there was "no evidence" that a 12-year-old boy was sexually assaulted at Durban's RK Khan Hospital, refuting an earlier report in...

NHI 'no longer affordable' in the current fiscal environment – Treasury

The government’s ambitious and controversial National Health Insurance plans — which it insists will be implemented come hell or high water — got barely...

CMSA probe into mass surgery exam failings shows paper was fairly marked

The surgery exams failed by most of the country's final-year students were fairly marked, the Colleges of Medicine of SA (CMSA) says, following a...

Zim cops ignore court — stop injured doctors' union leader from travelling to SA

Zimbabwean police have prevented a doctors’ union leader, whose suspected kidnapping sparked wide protests, from going to neighbouring South Africa for medical treatment despite...

Gang robs St Augustine's Hospital in Durban

A gang of men overpowered guards at Durban's St Augustine's Hospital before brazenly robbing staff and making off with televisions, cellphones and a microwave...

Anti-competitive acts in UK to cost SA's Aspen almost R190m

South African drugmaker Aspen Pharmacare’s share price dropped to its worst level in five months, after the company said it had settled with UK...

NICD study shows high levels of candida auris infections in private hospitals

A National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) study shows that over two-years, there were almost seven times as many candida auris infections in private...

Negligence jailing the 'last straw' for SA obs/gynae profession?

The Gauteng High Court's rejection of gynaecologist Dr Danie van der Walt's appeal against a five-year direct imprisonment for negligently causing the death of a...

High Court rejects gynae's appeal against 5-years' jail for deadly negligence

The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has confirmed the conviction and sentence of five years direct imprisonment for Dr Danie van der Walt, a gynaecologist...

CMS to be probed for maladministration and corruption

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is poised to launch an investigation into possible maladministration and corruption at the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) and...

Health sector in Tito Mboweni's medium-term budget

The ease with which the Treasury has been able to fund President Cyril Ramaphosa’s promises to fill 2,200 critical medical posts in the provinces,...

Boycotting nursing students: 'The problem is not with us…'

Hundreds of third-year nursing students at Ann Latsky Nursing College in Johannesburg are boycotting their exams after complaining that they were not adequately prepared...

Former Gauteng Health MEC and others implicated in corruption worth R1.2bn

Twelve public servants and politicians, including former Gauteng Health MEC Brian Hlongwa and current ANC chief whip in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature, and 10...

Health Bills gazetted and open for public comment – Motsoaledi

The National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill has been published in the Government Gazette, paving the way for the Health Department to set up an...

Motsoaledi briefing on NHI and Medical Schemes Bills

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi is to brief the media today (Thursday) on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill and the Medical Schemes Amendment...

Gauteng Health paid 'grossly excessive' R103m to law firm on Esidimeni

The Gauteng Health Department has paid R103m to Ngcebetsha Madlanga Attorneys for work that included an opinion on terminating the Life Esidimeni contract‚ and...

Dr Death wins Supreme Court appeal against HPCSA

An appeal by apartheid-era’s Dr Wouter Basson, dubbed Dr Death, to have two Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) members recused from the committee...

Guptas' Dubai medical facility linked to SA health tenders

The Gupta family set up a Dubai-based project for the supply and running of mobile clinics in the Free State and the North West,...