Despite strides being made on the science front when it comes to the treatment of HIV, activists say stigma remains a big problem in communities.
Residents of Khayelitsha’s informal settlements have to contend with communal toilets that do not flush or portable toilets they have to clean out themselves.
Sections of marginalised communities are denied access to healthcare in KZN.
Staff shortages, staff attitudes, extended waiting times and medicine stockouts are crippling health services in the province.
The Free State health department has asked for time to study a scathing report on health provision in the province.
Despite all the evidence and the turnaround in the HIV/AIDS epidemic since the rollout of ARV therapy, Mbeki still doubts the cause of AIDS.
The climate activists called out the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy for being the biggest stumbling block to a just transition from fossil fuels.
A political storm has erupted in South Africa after a video went viral showing the health minister for the Limpopo province – which borders Zimbabwe – berating a Zimbabwean woman who was seeking healthcare. Responses have been divided. Some have called for Phophi Ramathuba to step down on the grounds that verbally abusing a patient was out of order. Others have supported her, saying she reflects the sentiments of South Africans living in the area. The Conversation Africa spoke to Kudakwashe Vanyoro, who has done research on the treatment of migrants in South Africa’s healthcare sector, to unpack the issue.
Women in mining-affected communities say they bear the brunt of mining activities.
The protest outside parliament will highlight the damage to the environment and public health that the mining industry is allowed to get away with.
The South African Human Right Commission in the Eastern Cape hears of child malnutrition in the province.
Ten years after the massacre of mine workers conspired by the state and their employer in Marikana, residents continue to fight for a better life