Transforming private practice in SA with a multidisciplinary healthcare model

In response to a worsening affordability crisis in medical aid in South Africa, a clinician-owned company in Alberton, Gauteng, has been transforming the way private medical...

Retrenchment for employers: five critical need-to-knows

First of a series of labour-related articles for healthcare establishments and practices by Jacqui Reed, an attorney specialising in corporate employment law and immigration...

Prof Ken Boffard awarded Netcare’s highest honour

World-renowned South African trauma surgeon Prof Ken Boffard whose contributions to life-saving surgical practice and academia are acknowledged the world over, has been awarded Netcare’s highest honour,...

KZN’s Dr Zweli Mkhize new Minister of Health

State President Cyril Ramaphosa has just announced that Dr Zweli Mkhize, former Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, succeeds Dr Aaron Motsoaledi as South Africa’s...

Netcare’s Richard Friedland sells R200 million worth of shares

The recent drop in Netcare’s share price following the release of weak interim results has forced CEO Richard Friedland to sell R200 million worth...

CPD points now available on online medical CME platform

South African health professionals will now be able to earn their CPD points by watching medical lectures online. Medtalkz, SA’s new open access library of medical...

The top 25 medical lab tests around the world

A recent study can help governments understand which diagnostic laboratory tests are most important when developing universal health coverage systems. Researchers from five countries found that diagnostic laboratory...

Schedule 2, 3 & 4 chronic medication prescriptions: 12-month repeats now...

Patients on Schedule 2, 3 and 4 chronic medications may now be prescribed repeats of up to 12 months by their pharmacist, Minister of Health, Dr Zweli...

World Endocrinology Congress in Cape Town puts spotlight on dramatic rise...

Endocrinologist, Dr Landi Lombard The concerning rise in endocrine disorders particularly diabetes and obesity, new developments and advances in the treatment and management of these conditions and...

No other country has anything like NHI planned for SA

Only real lesson to be learned from others is that ‘health reform takes a long time’

Doctors’ attire really does matter to patients

Physicians may want to dig a little deeper into their closets, or grab their white coats on the way out of the operating room, if they...

Why SA’s health could crumble under pressure from NCDs

Researchers are warning that NCDs are becoming an increasing burden on the South African health system

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First dedicated haematology unit opened in Johannesburg

The first dedicated private haematology unit in greater Johannesburg for the diagnosis and treatment of the full range of acute and chronic blood cancers and other...

Pretoria’s Angelique Coetzee elected new SAMA chair

Medical icon Prof Hoosen Coovadia becomes association president for the year

Writing a sick note: What is required

The sick note submitted this week by former president Jacob Zuma’s legal team to the High Court in Pietermaritzburg,  again raised questions on what...

Boehringer’s diabetes drug declared 2018’s Best International Product

Boehringer Ingelheim’s sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor, JardianceÒ (empagliflozin), has been announced winner of the 2018 Prix Galien International Award in the category “Best Pharmaceutical Product”. The Prix Galien...

SA’s top hospitals according to Discovery Health

Mediclinic, private hospital group Busamed and independent private hospitals have come up tops in Discovery Health latest survey to choose South Africa’s 20 best...