Donald Fraser Hospital goes a week without water

Donald Fraser Hospital recently went a without running water for a week after a pipe burst.
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New Soweto hospital accused of turning patients away

Patients have accused Soweto’s newly opened Zola-Jabulani Hospital of turning patients away who do not meet “emergency” criteria.
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Condoms still mistaken for arthritis cure, say health workers

Almost a year after South African media reported that the elderly were using condom lubrication for arthritis relief, Northern Cape health workers continue to...
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Stark differences in cancer screening for young, old women

While the Department of Health gears up for the next phase of its vaccine campaign to prevent cervical cancer in young girls, older South...
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Protestors march for better school loos

Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi recently met with protestors who recently took to the streets to protest poor sanitation in almost 600 schools.
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“I thought I was too young to have a chronic illness”

Cynthia Maseko, 31, is many things – a mother, wife and nationally published citizen journalist. She is also living with hypertension. She tells her...
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Herbalists crucial link to health services

Since the 1970s, Soweto’s Ikwezi train station has been abuzz with local herbalists. But after more than three decades into South Africa’s HIV epidemic,...
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Woman claims she waited five years for referral

A Tshwane woman claims she waited five years for a referral to diagnose a painful tumour on the back of her neck.
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Mpumalanga district holds first “pride parade”

Mpumalanga’s Gert Sibande District recently made history as it held its first “pride parade” celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities.
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Hundreds of patient files found in public toilet

Hundreds of patient files full of sensitive personal information were recently discovered in the men’s toilet of one of Tshwane’s clinics.
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