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26 April 2017
                       
 
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24 Apr 2017
 
 
DEPUTY MINISTER MANANA TO VISIT BOLAND TVET COLLEGE
What's On
The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Mduduzi Manana, MP, will visit Boland TVET College, in the Western Cape Province, on the 25th April 2017, as part of promoting the First...
 
 
21 Apr 2017
 
Wits academics featured in Time magazine
HIV
University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) academics professors Glenda Gray and Achille Mbembe have been recognised by TIME magazine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Gray, an HIV medical...
 
 
20 Apr 2017
 
 
 
All Gauteng state hospitals fail safety tests – DA
HEALTH
All state hospitals in Gauteng have failed safety tests the Democratic Alliance (DA) revealed on Thursday citing a written reply from Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa in the Gauteng Legislature. “All...
 
 
31 Mar 2017
 
SGJ: Sonke Gender Justice denounces President Zuma's cabinet reshuffle
STATEMENT
Sonke registers deep concern about the cabinet reshuffle announced by President Zuma just after midnight last night. We view this reshuffle, and especially the firing of Minister of Finance Pravin...
 
 
30 Mar 2017
 
SECTION27 and TAC: We cannot endorse the HIV and TB plan in its current form
STATEMENT
HIV and tuberculosis (TB) remains at crisis levels in South Africa. Every year around 270 000 people are still newly infected with HIV. A recent Statistics South Africa report listed TB as the...
 
 
24 Mar 2017
 
New programme to reduce scourge of TB
TB
The commemoration of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, saw Japanese company Otsuka Pharmaceutical and the South African Department of Health on Friday launch the Delamanid Clinical Access Programme...
 
 
23 Mar 2017
 
World TB Day
What's On
World TB Day is held each year on March 24th to build global awareness of TB—a curable disease that kills over 4,000 people each day and remains a destructive epidemic in much of the world. The day...
 
 
22 Mar 2017
 
UCT: UCT study shows that urine test is better for diagnosing TB rapidly among hospitalised HIV-infected patients
STATEMENT
A study published this week in the journal BMC Medicine by researchers from the University of Cape Town shows that among hospitalised patients with HIV infection, a simple and inexpensive urine...
 
 
Court dismisses defamation claim against SAHIVCS and affirms important watchdog role
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
The doctor sought to interdict the Society from publishing any “future defamatory material” of him on its website and to remove published (allegedly) defamatory material from its website. In an...
 
 
01 Mar 2017
 
DoH GP: MEC Gwen Ramokgopa commends team Health for the Premier’s Service Excellence Awards
STATEMENT
Gauteng MEC for Health, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa has congratulated team health for winning awards at Premier’s Services Excellence Awards (PSEAs) last night. The PSEAs recognise contributions made by...
 
 
TAC: Will the 2017 budget address the health system crisis?
STATEMENT
South Africa is facing an ongoing crisis in the public healthcare system. The 2015 General Household Survey indicated that seven in every ten households use public clinics and hospitals. However,...
 
 
27 Feb 2017
 
SA: Cyril Ramaphosa: Address by South African Deputy President, during the official handover of a clinic, Embalenhle township, Secunda (25/02/2017)
Statements
Today’s opening of this clinic is a source of joy and pride to the people of Mbalenhle Extension 14 and the province of Mpumalanga.
 
 
22 Feb 2017
 
NEHAWU: NEHAWU response to the 2017 budget speech
STATEMENT
The National Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) note the tabling in parliament of the 2017 Budget Speech by Minister Gordan. The 2017 budget lacks the will and the courage to tackle the...
 
 
26 Jan 2017
 
Gambians ready to rebuild their country 'from scratch'
POLITICS
On Saturday, Yahya Jammeh boarded a private jet with a smile on his face. Holding a Quran in one hand, the former president of The Gambia waved at a group of about 50 well-wishers who had gathered...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
How bucking climate change accord would hinder fight against HIV/AIDS
THE CONVERSATION
The potential withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement has broad implications for society and the environment. While much attention has concentrated upon melting glaciers,...
 
 
 
                       
 
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