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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...

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”...

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)...

Radio-wave therapy safe for liver cancer patients and improves overall survival

Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine have shown that a targeted therapy using non-thermal radio waves is safe to use in the treatment of hepatocellular...

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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,...

MedTech ‘not a commodity’, SAMED tells Parliament

The South African Medical Technology Industry Association (SAMED) has expressed concern that the absence of alignment with the Constitution, the Public Procurement Bill and...

On a national scale, local doctors making a big impact to...

A group of general practitioners – from Rustenburg to Ladysmith, Vredendal to Kariega and everywhere in between – are working to provide quality healthcare...

Madiba Day: SAMA pays tribute to all healthcare workers and the...

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) is commemorating Mandela Day today by again highlighting the hard work and dedication of healthcare workers during the...

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SAMA Virtual Conference 2021: Practicing during a pandemic

The South African Medical Association will hold its 2021 conference virtually over three days in August. The theme of the conference is “Practicing during a...

Renowned veterinary surgeon’s dream of a surgical theatre becomes a reality...

Veterinary surgeon, Prof Marthinus Hartman made headlines in 2017 when he was the first veterinary surgeon in South Africa to perform laparoscopic surgery on...

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Disband MAC for transparent, independent body ‘not reporting to politicians’: Dasoo

A call has been made for the COVID-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) to be disbanded and reconvened as an independent body operating transparently and...

OPINION: Health trends and the impact on workforces*

By Jacqui Nel, Business Unit Head of Healthcare at Aon South Africa With the impact of the pandemic set to be long-term, and many work...