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Hospital Horror: Babies found in dirty laundry

April 17, 2019

A woman who works in the laundry section of Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg says she frequently deals with an array of horror finds among the linen – from amputated limbs to babies; dead and alive.

Another whistleblower is humiliated

August 27, 2018

It takes immense courage to be a whistleblower – to rise up against authority and speak out against incidences of wrongdoing or human rights violations. But it has not gone well for most South Africans who have done so, and this week another brave source has been taken down.

HPCSA drives plastic surgeon out of South Africa

June 27, 2018
Human Resources  

Plastic surgeon Dr Michael Rebeiro has finally returned to Kenya after a protracted struggle with the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA).

First doctor to prescribe ARVs forced to leave SA

June 27, 2018
Human Resources  

A seven-year battle with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has left legendary French HIV expert Dr Francoise Louis with no choice but to leave the country.

No closure 3 years after father’s death

March 10, 2017

A Johannesburg woman is struggling to find closure three years after her father died a a Tembisa Hospital following an attack.

HPCSA is taking ‘corrective action’

January 28, 2016
Health Management  

The Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) is taking “corrective action” to address its shortcoming, which were identified by the Ministerial Task Team (MTT) set up by Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi.

Unbundling the monster

November 9, 2015
Health Management   News  

Dyfunction. Maladministration. Incoherence – a damning ministerial task team report on the Health Professions Council of SA signals the end of an era where the top officials could do as they pleased. But will change come fast enough for foreign doctors who are twisting in the wind?