Home > News > Public Health Public Health Motsoaledi not out ‘to destroy the private health sector’ Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi wants SA's medical scheme beneficiaries to get immediate relief from 'the serious challenges experienced in the current medical aid regime'. Successful people vs. unsuccessful people Outsmart stress traps Massive shake-up of health laws ahead of NHI Aaron Motsoaledi, South Africa's Health Minister, is about to release two Bills that will begin the process of establishing a single universal health system for all South Africans. Traditional healer makes history by opening traditional hospital A KZN healer has opened a hospital in the north of the province where he treats patients who are in need of traditional treatment. Limpopo patients ‘forced to reveal illnesses in front of others’ Polokwane Provincial Hospital has problems ranging from expired medication, a shortage of consultation rooms, a poor filing system, broken laundry machines and expired food. Swift action planned for SA’s health crisis As the health sector teeters on the verge of collapse, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is going to push for changes in the law that will allow the National Department of Health to intervene in provinces. Health Department to push R100 million into oncology for Gauteng and KZN provinces The Department of Health is confronting the massive cancer backlog in Gauteng and KZN, and has allocated funds to tackle the problem. Speech therapist endures smacks and punches with a smile Undeterred by a huge patient load and the odd kick from an autistic child, a young speech therapist is loving her community service. Provincial hospitals in North West suffer as unions continue protesting As unions claim their members won't stop protesting until demands are met, healthcare facilities in North West are on the verge of collapsing. R1.4 billion settlement for miners with silicosis, TB A settlement has been reached according to which mineworkers with silicosis or tuberculosis will be paid out. Hope for visually impaired rural people Many disabled people are still overlooked when they apply for employment, but a new project may change the situation in South Africa. ‘If you are disabled you are cursed and bewitched’ There are still parents who believe their disabled children are cursed and bewitched – and try to hide them. Your neighbour's backyard chickens might carry salmonella risk When raising chickens it is important to take appropriate precautions to avoid the spread of salmonella or other diseases. Most SA claims are for this dread disease The largest number of insurance claims in South Africa are for cancer – with more "millennial" claimants than ever before. E-cigarette industry prepared to work closely with government on tobacco laws SA's leading vaping body is keen to work with government on how e-cigarettes are regulated in the new tobacco laws. SAHRC overseeing HIV patients' transfer to public health facilities The closure of an NGO in Moutse, Limpopo, means that HIV positive patients will have to be absorbed by public health facilities. Listeriosis under control, says health minister The listeriosis epidemic is under control after product recalls, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said during his Budget Vote in Parliament. Legal concerns raised over proposed smoking Bill A legal expert has raised concerns over the proposed anti-smoking Bill, saying that the legal approach will need to be bespoke and better suited to take into account e-cigarettes. Most restaurants back ban on smoking sections Smoking in public places will soon be a thing of the past if the new smoking laws are passed. But this doesn't seem to bother many restaurant owners. Striking North West workers storm into operating theatre On Thursday, at Tshepong Hospital in North West, protesting NEHAWU members entered an operating theatre and demanded that everyone vacate the building. What are the biggest medical insurance claims? The highest claims over the past four years have been for unnatural deaths. WHO warns SA is not entirely geared up for major epidemics The WHO's mission report for SA states that should certain health bills be passed into legislation, it would and improve our ability to manage major epidemics. KZN Health Department breaks world record for Pap smears More than 2 000 women showed up for the test, which almost tripled the previous world record. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Congestion associated with sinuses can ruin your day Tell us of your unusual allergy and stand a chance to win R2 000! WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! 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