Updated 10 June 2013

About Health24

Here's how Health24 started, and some of our key policies.


Health24 is South Africa's leading health and lifestyle website. It was established by its MD, Dr Danie Pauw. In November 2000, a majority stake was sold to Media24, a leading publishing company in the Naspers Group, Africa's leading media & publishing company.

Health24 falls into the online publishing division of Media24,, and is a member of the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA)..


Health24 content is educational, relevant, and medically reviewed. It is accessible and trustworthy, and is designed to enable readers to make informed decisions about their health. The site covers a wide range of topics, such as in-depth information on common medical conditions, diet, fitness, pregnancy, parenting, mind health – even pet health. It is continually being updated by a team of medical specialists and journalists. Bustling Ask-an-Expert forums featuring over 40 experts and some brilliant interactive tools provide a dynamic user experience. Health24 is HON code-accredited, a grading awarded only to quality online health services internationally.


Health24 is intended for a general audience. Each month, around a million individual people visit Health24.

In addition to its own audience, Health24 is the health partner to the following major SA portals:, News24, MWEB and Webmail. The result is that the majority of online South Africans use Health24 as their destination for health information.
Nearly three-quarters of Health24's community is in the 25-49 year age group, and 70% are women. Just over half are parents, and they fall into the LSM 7-10 group.
A user survey in 2006 indicated that 77% of Health24 readers consult the internet before visiting a health professional.


Physical address:
11 Adderley Str
Cape Town

Postal address:
PO Box 2434
Cape Town 8001

Switchboard: +27+21 468 8000

Fax: +27+21 468 8200

The user's use of this website and the information contained therein is entirely at the user's own risk and the user assumes full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from the use thereof. Neither Health24, its affiliates, or their shareholders, agents, consultants or employees will be liable for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages, whether in an action arising out of contract, statute, delict or otherwise, relating to the use of, or inability to use, this website or the information contained therein.

While all reasonable steps have been taken to ensure the accuracy and safety of the Health24 website, the use of the products or services advertised on this website are used at the user's own risk. The user accepts full responsibility and risk of any injury, damage, or loss resulting from the use thereof. Health24 will not be liable for any personal or physical damage or loss, howsoever caused, whether directly or indirectly, resulting from the use of the Health24 website.

For more on what distinguishes us from the rest, have a look at our content policy, privacy policy and advertising policies.




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