Pharmaceutical manufacturers are on a drive to raise awareness around the benefits of using generic medicines, which could greatly reduce health care costs in the country.
The government has launched a set of guidelines advising employers on how to handle HIV/Aids in a way that will improve productivity and uplift the morale of infected and affected workers.
South Africa has not registered a new polio case since 1992, and aims to be declared polio-free by the World Health Organisation by the end of 2005. Parents are urged to have their children inoculated against the disease - and to do so in good time.
The Compensation Fund, which compensates workers for disability or death caused by occupational injuries or diseases, says it will not hesitate to prosecute employers who withhold information on workplace accidents.
What are the emergency services like? And the state hospitals? Where can I find a private clinic or GP in my area? What medicines are available over the counter? Get the answers to a range of frequent questions about health care in SA.