HPCSA CEO back at work after his suspension was lifted

The HPCSA’s Registrar and CEO, Dr David Motau (pictured above) will be back at work today after newly-appointed Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla lifted his...

Doctors wearing white coats seen as more experienced and professional

Casual attire is becoming more popular among physicians, but according to a survey conducted in the US, patients still prefer white coats. The survey...

New webinar series on how medical practices can thrive amid Covid...

Despite the collaborative efforts of the private and public health sector stakeholders, and the ongoing vaccination rollout, our country is still navigating the challenges...

Financing medical equipment: Should you buy or lease?*

The Tax Shop Group director, Bennie Groenewald, advises on the pros and cons of leasing medical equipment versus purchase. In these crazy times, businesses and...

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Deputy-Minister Joe Phaahla succeeds Zweli Mkhize

Dr Mathume Joseph “Joe”  Phaahla (64), announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa as the new Minister of Health to succeed Dr Zweli Mkhize in the presidential cabinet reshuffle...

New HPCSA CEO placed on precautionary suspension after fraud charges

Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has placed the HPCSA’s new CEO and Registrar, Dr David Motau on precautionary suspension following his appearance on Monday...

SAMA raises alarm about Certificate of Need regulations

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says it has noted the publishing of the contentious “Certificate of Need for Health Establishments and Health Agencies”...

Janssen issues new safety information on J&J vaccine and capillary leak...

Janssen, the manufacturer of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine has issued new and updated safety information on possible contraindications of the vaccine in...

Council recommends 4,2% limit to 2022 scheme increases

Medical schemes that burden members with steep contribution increases that are unsustainable “are ill-suited to the conditions of a post-COVID economy”, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS)...

Why second dose of COVID-19 vaccine shouldn’t be skipped

The second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine induces a powerful boost to a part of the immune system that provides broad antiviral protection, according...

How clinician burnout affects patients

Physician burnout, which has worsened during the COVID-19 crisis, doesn't just affect doctors ― it also affects their patients, according to a new survey. The research,...

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Telemedicine should add new dimension to diabetes management in SA: report

Telemedicine, digitalisation and technology as a whole have huge potential to improve the care of people living with diabetes. “The first steps to utilising telemedicine in the...

CCSSA and SASA take a stand on ivermectin and Covid-19 vaccination

The Critical Care Society of Southern Africa (CCSSA) and the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA) have raised their concerns on the use of...

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Warning issued on looted medications

Medical professionals have been requested to remind their patients to only buy or receive medication from registered medical professionals, accredited pharmacies or medical facilities,...

The toll of the violent unrest on the health sector revealed…...

A total of 120 pharmacies, including 71 vaccination sites were damaged, burned or looted, and 47 000 Covid-19 vaccine doses destroyed during last week’s...