President Jacob ​Zuma agrees to resign

After refusing to vacate his office, President Jacob Zuma has reportedly agreed to resign as head of state, just hours after meeting ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa at a “constructive meeting” in Cape Town.

Zuma initially refused to resign after meeting with the ANC’s top six officials on Monday, and after the party convened a special national working committee (NWC) meeting on Tuesday, a decision on his fate was expected to be made on Wednesday.
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#VERWOESTEPLAAS: Staatsgeldvermorsing by Wildehondekop net buite Parys op die Doverpad

Terwyl die Valke verlede week met klopjagte begin het op die Vrystaatse premier, mnr. Ace Magashule se kantoor asook die provinsiale kantoor van die departement van landbou oor die omstrede suiwelprojek by Vrede, is inwoners van Parys stomgeslaan oor soortgelyke geldvermorsing met projekte op die plaas Wildehondekop net buite Parys op die Doverpad.
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Abortion: Government to get tougher on doctors with moral objections

South Africa is one of a handful of African countries with liberal abortion laws. The country passed its landmark Choice of Termination of Pregnancy Act in 1996. Following the Act’s introduction, the number of abortions performed in South Africa substantially increased. Today, tens of thousands of safe, legal abortions are performed each year at a […]
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ConCourt: Parliament has failed to hold Zuma to account

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the National Assembly failed to put in place mechanisms to hold President Zuma accountable. The EFF, Cope and the UDM asked the highest court to compel Parliament to hold the president to account after its Nkandla judgement. Judge Chris Jafta, reading the orders, said the National Assembly failed to […]
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When he won’t say yes to a condom, maybe you should say yes to this pill

This tablet can help to protect the country’s young women from contracting HIV. The sun begins to set as Alwande Khoza* returns home from her second clinic visit in just over a week. She lives in a student commune in a quiet Durban street. It’s a two-minute walk from the Steve Biko campus of Durban […]
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Familie word van bakpoort na stuurpoort gestuur by Steve Biko Hospitaal na seun se ongeluk

Die Steve Biko Akademiese Hospitaal is weereens onder die vergrootglas geplaas nadat nog klagtes na vore gekom het. ’n Familie van die Moot sê die hospitaal was nalatig nadat ’n geliefde verlede Woensdag in die hospitaal opgeneem is. Jayden Pieterse (27) is in die hospitaal opgeneem nadat hy in ’n verskeersongeluk betrokke was. Die ongeluk […]
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Bejaarde man wat 15 dae lank op ’n noodoperasie gewag het, sterf

Die Vrystaatse gesondheidsdepartement ontken enige aandadigheid aan die dood van ’n pasiënt wat 15 dae lank op ’n noodoperasie gewag het. Frederick Thiart (77) van Edenburg is 14 Desember dood, twee dae nadat sy been geamputeer is. Thiart, ’n diabeet, het met erge pyn en gangreen in sy een been in die Pelonomi-hospitaal in Bloemfontein […]
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How to choose a medical aid plan

Are you thinking of switching medical aid options? If so, read this first. It’s that time of year again. Many major medical schemes have opened up brief, annual window periods in which members can change their plans. Clueless? Contact your medical aid to find out about specific deadlines. While cost is the first thing most […]
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10 reasons why medical malpractice is threatening SA healthcare

According to an Econex survey commissioned by the Hospital Association of South Africa (Hasa) in 2015, there were just 60 doctors per 100,000 people in 2013; whereas the world average is 152. The emigration of healthcare professionals adds to South Africa’s doctor shortage – a situation which is placing the country’s entire healthcare system at […]
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The dire, depressing state of four Durban public hospitals

Durban – Four of the largest public hospitals in Durban are crumbling and lacking basic services such as access to water. The grim state of these government-run hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal was detailed in a report commissioned by National Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi. In December 2016, Motsoaledi tasked the Ministerial Task Team (MTT) to undertake […]
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Baba glo mishandel in staatshospitaal aan die Wes-Rand

‘n Randfontein-ma het ‘n saak van verwaarlosing en mishandeling by die polisie ge-open nadat haar baba vermoedelik mishandel was in die sorg van ‘n staatshospitaal. ‘n Agt-maande-oue baba van Randfontein wat onlangs ‘n pasiënt in ‘n staatshospitaal aan die Wes-Rand was, het glo die dag nadat hy opgeneem is, onverklaarbare blou merke op sy gesiggie […]
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Gross negligence after patient’s body found hanging after three days

Medical staff at Durban’s Addington Hospital have been accused of gross negligence after the body of a patient, who allegedly committed suicide in a ward’s bathroom, was apparently found three days later. The 25-year-old patient, whose identity is yet to be established, was found hanging in the toilet of surgical ward 3B on Monday. It […]
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ConCourt wants Sassa to explain alternative grants payment scheme

The Constitutional Court has asked the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to provide reasons why an alternative payment scheme, recently suggested by its expert panel, is feasible. The alternative payments scheme was suggested two weeks ago by the expert panel set up by Sassa and Black Sash under the supervision of the court. In […]
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Intervention sought over ‘hospital horror’ at Warmbaths Hospital

The Post received a lengthy complaint from Barry Bredenkamp regarding alleged poor service at the Bela-Bela (Warmbaths) hospital. Bredenkamp stated that a young man had committed suicide in the early hours of Sunday, 24 September, at Bela-Bela. Bredenkamp said that the man’s mother woke-up to the tragic news early on the Sunday morning and immediately […]
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Council pursues bogus health practitioners

A rise in bogus health practitioners has forced the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) and medical schemes to strengthen their forensics units to curb fraud. A team at the HPCSA is conducting about 400 investigations into bogus practitioners. To date, just more than 40 arrests have been made, but prosecutions are slow. Data from […]
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