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‘African leaders have a duty to make traditional medicine part of health care systems’

25 May 2020, 1:30 AM

Its time Africa stamps its authority on the use of the continent’s heritage of indigenous medicinal prowess to help solve complexities in medical science.

St Augustine Hospital investigation reveals virus likely transmitted from one patient to another

20 May 2020, 6:47 PM

The COVID-19 outbreak at Netcare’s St Augustine Hospital in Durban was in all likelihood caused by the virus being transmitted from one patient to another in the emergency room.

Experts say infections numbers do not show real spread of COVID-19

26 April 2020, 3:15 AM

Health experts warn that the society is still far from understanding the true extent of COVID-19 infections in South Africa.

Pharmacy fast-tracks rollout of medication smart lockers

23 April 2020, 8:04 AM

Right ePharmacy a private pharmacy in South Africa has started to fast-track the rollout of its smart lockers to different communities in the country.

Retired judge calls for COVID-19 data system to stop spread of fake news

23 April 2020, 7:06 AM

Retired Constitutional Court Judge Zak Yacoob has appealed to government to urgently create a National, Regional and Local COVID-19 information system to disseminate information in order to avoid the spread of fake news.

COVID-19 cases at 2783, 50 deaths

17 April 2020, 9:11 PM

The COVID-19 related death toll in South Africa has now risen to 50. This is an increase of two from Thursday’s figure of 48.

Week 3 of lockdown gives more accurate indicator of COVID-19 rate: Prof Karim

17 April 2020, 12:54 PM

Professor Salim Abdool Karim says South Africa’s rollout of the coronavirus community screening and testing will lead to a drastic increase in the infection rate because the real picture will emerge.

St Augustine’s Hospital under investigation

9 April 2020, 4:40 PM

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health says it is investigating St Augustine’s hospital in Durban to ascertain how the virus spread at the healthcare facility.

KZN NGO working with the vulnerable elderly amid coronavirus concerns

8 April 2020, 5:04 PM

As KwaZulu-Natal bears the burden of the country’s deaths from COVID-19, the elderly have emerged as one of the most vulnerable groups.

People with disabilities decry discrimination

21 March 2020, 7:00 AM

People living with disabilities say it’s a struggle to find a job even if you have tertiary qualifications. Some believe that there are employers out there that continue to discriminate against them.



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