South Africa: #Listeriosis - Another Life Esidimeni?
Both tragedies could have been avoided had provincial health departments listened to the people who rely on them. Read more »
South Africa: Did Warning Signs for the #Listeriosis Outbreak First Appear in 2016?
Long before red flags were raised, this family fell victim to listeriosis. And this week, tragedy has struck again. Read more »
South Africa: Six Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On in #Listeriosis Scare
The head of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases' listeria investigation, Juno Thomas, tells us which foods to bin and how. Read more »
South Africa: Govt Pinpoints Factory Responsible for Deadly Food Poisoning
Two companies -- Enterprise and Rainbow Foods -- have been implicated in the world's biggest listeria outbreak. Read more »
South Africa: 'Imali Yeqolo' - Really, Gigaba? Women Fall Pregnant to Get Child Grants?
Gender activists are outraged by the finance minister's side comments on government grants during his budget speech. Read more »
South Africa: How Serious Is Ramaphosa About Keeping South Africans Healthy?
The new commander-in-chief has made promises, but how likely is he to deliver? Read more »
South Africa: Officials Could Face Homicide Charges After Mental Patients' Deaths
Those who oversaw the removal of mental health patients could face the full wrath of the law as could those standing by as KZN's cancer care fails. Read more »
South Africa: Here Are 12 Things We've Learned From Four Years of Donor-Funded Journalism
Work at a non-profit media house? Then you know your job is not just reporting anymore. Read more »
South Africa: Why Are State Lawyers Fighting to Keep Millions Away From #lifeesidimeni Families?
'Families should be compensated for trauma, but not for what the deceased went through', says state advocate. Read more »
South Africa: Healthworker Protests Rock Limpopo As State Debt Mounts
The Limpopo health department only recently emerged from four years under the administration by the national government. Could history be repeating? Read more »
South Africa: Waiting for Your Doctor to Lay Out Your Birth Control Options? Get Comfortable.
Why taking back the power starts with you and your vagina Read more »
South Africa: #lifeesidimeni - Mahlangu Told Makhura About the Deadly NGOs, Records Show
The tragedy has revealed the Gauteng government's inner workers, leading one doctor to say, 'If this is how things are run ... God help us all' Read more »
South Africa: No Money for #lifeesidimeni, but Millions for Consultants
Qedani Mahlangu's department paid almost R60-million to the law firm that would later represent her in the run-up to arbitration. Read more »
South Africa: Follow These Medical Sleuths As They Chase a Killer in Race Against Time
As deaths mount, take an inside look at the detectives working around the clock to solve the country's medical mystery. Read more »
South Africa: #lifeesidimeni - Five of the Most Unbelievable Things Qedani Mahlangu Said
Did the former MEC move from playing the blame game to playing the victim? Read more »
South Africa: Top Official Denies Blame for 143 Deaths of Mental Health Patients - #LifeEsidimeni
The former health MEC claims her subordinates withheld information from her. But she's being accused of misleading the legislature. Read more »
South Africa: #lifeesidimeni - Did Mahlangu Keep David Makhura in the Dark?
Mahlangu didn't know many of the details of the doomed mental health project but says she deserves the credit for instituting the ombud investigation. Read more »
South Africa: Did South Africa Waste R127-Million On a Condom No One Wanted?
Activists warn new data shows government may have invested millions into the wrong female condom and may be on the verge of doing it again. Read more »
South Africa: #LifeEsidimeni - What Qedani Mahlangu's Testimony May Mean for David Makhura
Accusations fly as the embattled former health MEC finally testifies at the ongoing arbitration hearings. Read more »
South Africa: #LifeEsidimeni - Did Qedani Mahlangu Send Patients to Their Death for Political Gain?
The former Gauteng Health MEC is expected to take the stand on Monday when she will finally face irate families who are tired of waiting for answers. Read more »
South Africa: Forced Abortions - a New Frontier in the War On Women's Bodies?
Partners and families allegedly drugged women and in some cases even physically restrained them as doctors performed the procedure. Read more »
South Africa: Lunch in the Time of Listeria - How to Protect Your Family and Pack a Safer Skaftin
Worried your child could be at risk of contracting the bug as they head back to school? You might have less to fear than you think. Read more »
South Africa: Why Women Rejected Birth Control Implant
This implant offers all the protection from unwanted pregnancies with almost none of the clinic visits. So why did many say, 'thanks, but no thanks'? Read more »
December 20, 2017
South Africa: ANC Looks to Axe Medical Aid Tax Credits, Expand National Health Insurance
The ruling party says it's time to get serious about funding and rolling out SA's universal health plan. Read more »
December 19, 2017
South Africa: Ace Magashule's Wild Free State - Activists Faced Intimidation, Whistle-Blowers Fled
Death threats and intimidation drove one man to leave the country after exposing crumbling conditions within the province's health system. Read more »
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