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Tag: Health

Alcohol abuse putting massive strain on CT health facilities

Emergency medical services transported over 30,000 emergency cases to hospitals between December and January, of which 23% related to violent trauma, physical violence, and accidental injury. High volumes of alcohol-induced trauma cases...

Western Cape Health Department gets R24.8 billion to preserve patient dignity

On Tuesday, the Western Cape Health MEC, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, tabled the 2019/2020 Budget for the Department of Health before Provincial Parliament. Health receives the biggest slice of the provincial budget, which amounts...

Communications Minister lauds technology of the future

Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has lauded a pioneering middle ear transplant at Steve Biko Academic Hospital this week that resulted in a 35-year-old man regaining his hearing. “As South Africa we are...

HIV-positive patient becomes world’s second AIDS cure hope

An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor,...

World Bank paints a positive picture of health service in South Africa

South Africans are unlikely to face crippling healthcare bills and have fairly good access to services, suggesting the country is well on the path to providing universal health coverage, according to...

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Investors are riding an Eskom bonds bonanza

About 73% of the power utility’s bonds are guaranteed by the government, giving investors confidence to continue buying the debt. Eskom is groaning under more...

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