Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Albert Fritz, is calling for the liquor legislation to be amended. This follows the killing of four people on Wednesday night during a shooting incident at a tavern in Khayelitsha. The victims, aged between 24 and 34 years old, were allegedly ambushed by six[…]
Sickly children at the Sarah Fox Children’s Convalescent Hospital in Athlone are being moved and administrative staff says they will be left jobless at the end of the month when the facility closes. Frustrated staff members protested outside the Athlone hospital earlier this week, after they were told that the[…]
The South African Informal Traders Association (SAITA) believes the Government’s proposed ban on the display of cigarettes, as well as a ban on the sale of single cigarettes, will have a massive negative impact on their members ability to trade. “We are calling on the Minister of Health to exempt[…]
South Africa is introducing a new single-pill antiretroviral‚ which will save the country about R11-billion over the next six years. Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi said in a statement on Friday that the large volumes of ARVs bought by South Africa and its commitment to provide treatment to people with[…]
A new overtime policy introduced by the national Department of Health could see some doctors in the public sector facing a pay cut as high as 30% in January. Several KwaZulu-Natal doctors speaking to News24 on condition of anonymity have warned of a mass exodus of specialists from the public[…]
The Department of Health, CareWorks, civil society organizations and medical experts will Tuesday gather to discuss the overarching benefits of male medical circumcisions (MMC) in the fight against HIV and AIDS. The department aims to circumcise 4.3 million South African men by 2016 and says the implementation of MMC could[…]
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