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Nothing to celebrate on International Nurses Day – Denosa

Today's International Nurses Day celebrated the frontliners' incredible work. But the South African nursing association Denosa said there was nothing to be happy about. The...

ActionSA joins AfriForum to challenge health regulations

ActionSA plans to join the legal fight instituted by DearSA and AfriForum against Health Minister Joe Phaahla concerning health regulations. ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba said...

Charlotte Maxeke’s accident, emergency unit finally up and running

The accident and emergency unit at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital is finally up and running again after it was gutted by fire in...

City of Tshwane to stop offering medical and ambulance services

The City of Tshwane will stop offering ambulance services to its residents when the municipality's temporary licence expires on May 15. The temporary licence to...

Mental health awareness ultramarathon gets Sadag’s backing

Malawian-born Bongani Chinkanda hopes to raise R160 000 through cycling 160km on a gravel road from Hartbeespoort to Sun City on Saturday as he...

Masks still required, except for school children

South Africans would still be required to wear masks indoors for the foreseeable future, according to Health Minister Joe Phaahla, who on Wednesday announced...

If you struggling to lose weight, it may be as a...

Losing weight is more than what you eat, but also how that food is broken down inside your body and later, expelled. Kirsten Curtis from...

Woman found guilty of theft after stealing file from hospital

A woman who stole her mom's patient file from Tshilidzini Hospital has been found guilty of theft by the Thohoyandou Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. This...

Skilled Gauteng health team to help with mop-up operations in KZN

The Gauteng health department has availed five members of its emergency medical services who form part of the Gauteng Urban Search and Rescue team...

R185 million estimated for KZN health infrastructure repairs

The Department of Health says it will cost over R185 million to repair health infrastructures that were damaged by the floods in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN)...

Lira pulls out of Joburg gig after suffering “severe” stroke

R&B chanteuse Lira has cancelled her much awaited performance at an annual beauty pageant in Joburg after she suffered a severe stroke while on...

Limpopo health MEC saddened by death of conjoined twins

The conjoined twins who were born at the Jane Furse Hospital in Limpopo last week have died. Born on April 7, they were joined at...

Gauteng’s efforts to fight Covid-19 recognised at Batho-Pele awards

The Gauteng provincial government's response during the peak of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic received recognition at the National Batho-Pele Excellence Awards held recently. The awards,...

Nurses strike in support of Covid-19 staff

The Eastern Cape public health system could find itself under severe strain as Cosatu-affiliated trade unions, Denosa, Nehawu, Nupsaw, Pawusa and Saepu call for...

Repairs at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital to go on until December 2023

Repairs at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital will be completed in December 2023, Health Minister Joe Phaahla said on Friday while visiting the health...

Online system to help trim down overcrowding in Gauteng state mortuaries

Measures have been put in place to finalise the development of an online system to help identify unclaimed and unidentified bodies in state mortuaries. The...

Bophelong commemorates World Tuberculosis Day

The health department in Gauteng and the community of Bophelong have come out in big numbers to commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. This day is...

Gauteng health prioritises cutting down postmortem backlog

The Gauteng health department has prioritised filling vacancies as it pushes to trim the backlog of more than 10 000 postmortem reports. The department said...

Overcrowding cause for attacks on Helen Joseph Hospital staff

DA shadow MEC for health in Gauteng Jack Bloom has cited the shut down of the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital psychiatric ward as the main...

Swearing increases self-confidence, shows new research

Researchers at Keele University have found that swearing increases self-confidence and risk-taking behaviour, as well as boost physical strength. The team, led by Dr Richard...

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