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#SAElections2019: Should Motsoaledi stay?

May 6, 2019

Passionate and principled, the Health Minister has led massive victories over HIV during the past decade. But as South Africa attempts to introduce complex changes to our health system, is it time for an operations person rather than a firefighter?

Money needed to rebuild Limpopo hospitals

March 1, 2019

LIMPOPO – Having been identified as one of the two districts with the worst infrastructure in terms of its health facilities, the Vhembe district’s dilapidated hospitals are set to continue as the worst in the country.

Health HQ to move from ‘sick building’

February 26, 2019

The Department of Health will move its headquarters from the “sick” Civitas Building after almost a year of protest action from unions.

SA’s HIV score: ‘A’ for meds, ‘F’ for condoms

January 31, 2019

While South Africa has increased HIV spending at district level with stellar results, access to condoms has plummeted, according to the latest District Health Barometer (DHB).

Are workless doctors being ‘picky’?

January 21, 2019

After turning down placements at rural hospitals, hundreds of newly qualified doctors remain unemployed while the country’s rural state hospitals remain desperately understaffed because of a complex – yet fixable – situation. Health-e News’ Amy Green investigates whether these health professionals are being ‘picky’ and what possible solutions there are to this senseless situation.

Sick building, sick health department

December 13, 2018

For the past eight months, the national Department of Health has been unable address poor conditions at its head office, Civitas, in part because of a breakdown in relations between the Minister and the Director General.

SADMON 5: When social media doesn’t go viral

November 23, 2018

While Sadmon’s management of the Department of Health’s Twitter account is not disastrous, there is little evidence of the kind of sophisticated social media campaigns one would expect as part of a R352 million contract. The evidence also shows that the Department of Health has not done particularly well on social media when compared to […]