The South African Health News Service
Find a Clinic
Medicine Price Registry
Return to Content

Doctor accused of raping teen patient faces 2nd count

October 18, 2017       News  

The medical doctor accused of raping a 17-year-old patient during a consultation last week recently has had his bail application delayed after a second rape charge was added to his docket.

VIDEO: How pregnancy, poverty and obesity collide

October 18, 2017

Lucky Nkosi is eight months pregnant and weighs 120 kg. Unemployment has meant that healthy lifestyle choices are not always affordable to her. This puts her and her baby at risk.

Access to new TB drugs for SA

October 18, 2017
Health Management   News  

Two thirds of all patients taking one of the newest and most revolutionary anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs, bedaquiline, in the world are in South Africa.

Arrest opens wounds for victim’s family

October 17, 2017

LIMPOPO – Months after her daughter was murdered in an act of domestic violence, Joyce Rasilavhi said the arrest of the man who allegedly killed Portia Rasilavhi, 35, has re-opened wounds.

New technology to aid checks on patients taking TB meds

October 16, 2017
Health Management  

Imagine a doctor or nurse could log in to an application on their phone to check if one of their patients has taken their tuberculosis (TB) medication that day, or any day for that matter?

Disadvantaged for life

October 16, 2017

Forget the national obsession with matric. Over three quarters of South African kids under the age of two don’t get the right nutrition – and this puts them on the back foot developmentally for the rest of their lives.

Doctor remanded in custody for raping teen patient

October 13, 2017

A general practitioner accused of raping a 17-year-old patient during a medical consultation at his surgery has appeared in court and been remanded in custody.

WATCH: South Africans urged to make water great again

October 13, 2017

As National Nutrition Week 2017 comes to an end on Sunday (15 October) the Department of Health (DoH) has urged all South Africans to make a conscious decision to make water their drink of choice.