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    South Africa bullied by Big Pharma in COVID-19 vaccines contract negotiations

    More details of how South Africa was strong-armed into paying exorbitant prices for COVID-19 vaccines have emerged. This week the health advocacy organisation,...

    Free State doctor survives shooting, robbery at hospital living quarters

    Medical staff at Manapo Hospital in Phuthaditjhaba in the Free State have called on the health department to increase security in and around...

    Patients at Free State clinics say doctors only visit once a year  

    Patients using public clinics in Botshabelo in the Free State say they haven’t seen a doctor at their regular facilities in months. Sbahle Bunu,...

    Unemployed doctors in Mpumalanga sitting at home while ‘there are clinics without doctors’ 

    Twenty-nine-year-old Dieketseng*, a junior doctor from Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga, is the first person in her family to go to university. But, her dream...

    Medical aid body unpacks the flaws in the NHI Act as it prepares legal challenge 

    The National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme is now law but opponents of the Act are not accepting it. The threat of legal action...

    Living in the shadow of hope: the story of Ramaphosa Informal Settlements

    On Thursday 15 February 2018, Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as South Africa’s president at the De Tuynhuys, the office of the President,...

    NHI: Healthcare is not going to change overnight 

    This week President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme into law, saying that it’s an important instrument that will tackle...

    Free State doctor planning to leave the country ‘because of NHI’

    On Wednesday President Cyril Rampahosa signed the National Health Insurance (NHI) bill into law. The idea of an NHI has long faced opposition...

    Everything you need to know about the NHI

    In 1994, when the African National Congress (ANC) came to power, it outlined in its election manifesto equitable access to healthcare, envisaged by...

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