Prepare For Accelerated Looting, Doctors Emigrating Amid NHI’s Implementation

Just when you thought that things couldn’t get worse in South Africa, there’s the prospect of more looting, corruption and emigration amid the implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI) plan. This is according to expert Anthea Jeffrey who, in this piece, paints a worrying picture of what could happen amid government steamrolling its NHI plan […]
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Former Gauteng Health MEC. Qedani Mahlangu,  Suspended From Studying At The University of Bedfordshire in the UK 

SEVERITY OF ALLEGATIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA (ESIDIMENA) LED TO QEDANI MAHLANGU’S SUSPENSION – UNIVERSITY The university released a statement on Tuesday confirming Mahlangu’s suspension from the Global Banking School.  The University of Bedfordshire in the UK says it decided to suspend from studying at one of its affiliated institutions because of the “severity of the […]
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Medical aid waiting periods and late-joiner penalties: What. How. Why?

The world of medical schemes in South Africa is a very different one to 25 years ago. There are strict rules and regulations governing the industry, there to protect both the members and the financial sustainability of the scheme. Now is the time of year when medical schemes announce their annual increases and benefit changes. […]
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Life Esidimeni: How good people come to do very bad things

Arbitration reveals the skeletons in the Gauteng health department’s closet culture that gave rise to 141 deaths and continues to thrive. Levy Mosenogi could be described like many men who throughout history who have ended up on its bad side: a religious man and active in his community by his own account during his recent […]
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Patient who was missing for nearly 2 weeks found dead in hospital ceiling

The body of a 61-year-old man has been found in the ceiling of a hospital in Stellenbosch – two weeks after he underwent surgery at the facility, the Western Cape health department has confirmed. According to provincial health department spokesperson Mark van der Heever, the man was admitted to Stellenbosch Hospital, Cape Town on October […]
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Vermiste pasiënt se lyk ná 2 weke in hospitaal-dak gekry

Die lyk van ’n pasiënt wat in die Stellenbosch- Provinsiale hospitaal behandeling ontvang het, is in ’n makabere voorval in die dak van die hospitaal gekry nadat hy sowat twee weke terug verdwyn het. Die man (61), vermoedelik van die Paarl of Stellenbosch, was baie siek en deurmekaar toe hy twee weke gelede spoorloos uit […]
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Obesity costs SA economy more than R700bn per year

Johannesburg – The economic impact of obesity in South Africa is more than R700bn per year, a study revealed. According to the Discovery Vitality OBEcity index for 2017, which presents insights on weight status and food purchasing behavior of Vitality members across six South African cities, the impact of obesity is not only limited to […]
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Treatment waiting times continue to surge as KZN cancer services fail

Watch how waiting times for life-saving cancer treatment has grown as KwaZulu-Natal’s cancer services crumble. As the crisis grows, patients wait longer and longer for treatment. This information comes from the SAHRC’s report but Democratic Alliance spokesperson for health in KwaZulu-Natal Imran Keeka says he doubts the veracity of the information. Keeka alleges the data […]
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Controversial billion rand mental hospital becoming white elephant

The DA is concerned that a number of factors are threatening the operationalization of the new mental hospital in Kimberley, placing it at a very possible risk of becoming a white elephant. These factors include an obvious lack of funds coupled with internal management issues at the Northern Cape Health Department and within provincial government. […]
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SA health sector faces a crisis

South Africa compares unfavourably with middle-income countries on the ratios of medical and dental professionals, and many districts have limited access to specialists and subspecialists. Even South Africa’s private sector has fewer doctors per 100 000 people than most countries in the world. A comprehensive report produced by Econex after a request from the Hospital […]
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