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Health in 2022 – a review of the year in under 1,000 words

An HIV prevention injection approved in South Africa, several promising developments on the tuberculosis front, the National Health Insurance Bill grinding its way through Parliament, no end in sight to healthcare worker shortages, another dire year for health in Gauteng – Spotlight wraps up 2022 in under 1,000 words. This…
19 Dec 2022 7AM 7 min

South Africa to receive donation of new child-friendly drug-resistant TB medicines

The Department of Health is set to receive a donation of child-friendly formulations of several medicines used to treat drug-resistant tuberculosis. It is expected that over the next year the donation will spare roughly 200 children the substantial difficulties associated with taking DR-TB medicines meant for adults. The donations form…
19 Dec 2022 5AM 4 min

Ten ways to avoid falling victim to an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection

It’s time to take notice of antibiotic resistance in bacteria. It is not someone else’s problem. It affects you, whether or not you are the one taking antibiotics. The most common question I get from interviewers and the public when discussing the public health crisis around increasing rates of bacterial…
19 Dec 2022 5AM 19 min

How to feed your baby – starting solids need not be scary

Starting the journey from breastmilk or formula to solid foods can be intimidating for many parents, but there is much helpful information and advice out there, so it need not be. The time when parents would begin to feed their babies solid foods (solids) has had a somewhat wobbly historical…
18 Dec 2022 11AM 12 min

Leigh Matthews’ killer is granted a second chance at parole

After 17 years in prison for the murder of 21-year-old student Leigh Matthews, Donovan Moodley has been granted a second chance to appear in front of the parole board. Seventeen years after Donovan Moodley was sentenced to life for the kidnapping and murder of Leigh Matthews, as well as for…
17 Dec 2022 1PM 3 min

Mutually accountable citizen and government partnership delivers services

A number of issues plague South African small towns, including a lack of water and a ‘brain drain’ of talented people moving to larger cities. Additionally, many small-town municipalities are stretched to their limits and unable to deliver even the most basic services. In response the Towns Action Network is…
15 Dec 2022 6AM 5 min

Expert panel advocates ‘gradual phasing-in’ of basic income grant

‘We will fight, we will soldier on even to the extent that we will ensure that we bring upon the introduction of the basic income grant, we are close to it, we are making steady progress towards it.’ — Social Development Acting Director-General Linton Mchunu. The Department of Social Development…
14 Dec 2022 1PM 6 min

There are 363 journalists jailed globally – here are the worst countries

Iran, China, Myanmar, Turkey and Belarus have emerged as some of the worst offenders for journalists who have been detained in the line of duty globally. This year, 363 journalists were detained by various governments globally, according to a new prison census released by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ),…
14 Dec 2022 12PM 7 min

SPCA calls for government intervention as they are overrun with pit bulls

Pit bulls are being dropped off at Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) branches across the country at unprecedented rates amid growing calls to ban the animals in South Africa. The increase in pit bulls being surrendered to the SPCA has placed a strain on the animal…
13 Dec 2022 2PM 3 min

How well did SA’s medicines regulator Sahpra perform in 2022?

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority has often made the headlines in recent years – whether in relation to Covid-19 vaccines, access to ivermectin, the approval of an HIV-prevention injection or, most recently, the clearing of inherited backlogs. Catherine Tomlinson assesses the state of South Africa’s medicines regulator as…
13 Dec 2022 2PM 17 min
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