Enterprise polony fingered as Listeriosis culprit
Polony from the Enterprise factory in Polokwane, Limpopo, has been fingered as the culprit behind the Listeriosis outbreak in the country. “The source of the present outbreak can be confirmed to be the Enterprise food production facility in Polokwane,” said Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi on Sunday. Environmental Health... Read more
Cookhouse Wind Farm’s development programme boosts primary healthcare services
Cookhouse Wind Farm has begun rolling out the first phase of its Healthcare Flagship Initiative, aimed at strengthening Primary Healthcare in the communities of Bedford, Cookhouse, Somerset East and Adelaide.  This three-year high impact initiative, which will see a R2, 000, 000 investment in the first year, in the... Read more
Research to take centre stage at health summit
The upcoming Research and Innovation Summit by the Gauteng Health Department is expected to tackle the use of research as a means to deliver an effective health system. “The overarching objective is to increase awareness about the need to use evidence based research and improve stakeholder participation in the... Read more
Gauteng Health appoints new HOD
Professor Mkhululi Lukhele has taken over the reins as the Head of the Gauteng Health Department with immediate effect following his appointment on Thursday. Professor Lukhele has worked as Head of Orthopaedics at Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital and has recently completed his term as the Head of the Wits... Read more
Khotsong TB Hospital brings much-needed jobs
Over 310 locals from Matatiele are benefiting from the construction upgrade of the Khotsong TB Hospital. The project valued at over R436 million has become a pillar of hope for communities residing in and around the Matatiele area. Once finished, the TB Hospital will result in a world class modern... Read more
Health spokesperson dies
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced the death of his spokesperson Joe Maila. In a statement on Friday, the Minister expressed shock and sadness at the passing of the Ministry’s spokesperson. “The circumstances surrounding his death are not yet known to the Ministry. Joe Maila is survived by his... Read more
NHI White Paper to be policy document
The National Health Insurance (NHI) White Paper will be published as a policy document in the government gazette on Friday, the Department of Health announced on Thursday. Approved by Cabinet recently, the White paper lays the foundation for moving South Africa towards universal health coverage through the implementation of... Read more
Minister eyes R20bn in med scheme tax credits for NHI Fund
Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, says the tax credits that are being earmarked for the establishment of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Fund amount to R20 billion. The Minister said this when he tabled the Department of Health’s Budget Vote in the Old Assembly Chamber in Parliament on Tuesday.... Read more