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Video: Must watch Tedx Talks of inspiring South African women

Melissa Javan Amo Ngoepe Amo Ngoepe learned the true meaning of the African proverb – "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want...

Dr Benn builds a clinic without walls

The HJ Breast Clinic is a place where a multitude of medical and social disciplines look at the whole of the patient during treatment. The idea is a health system that treats its patients as whole beings and not just a collection of diseased organs – and imagine if more medical professionals gave of their time.

Rural doctors are a prescription for good health

Rural health care workers in South Africa are a hardy, dedicated lot. They travel great distances and often have to make do with what they have at hand. But it also gives them a close bond with their patients and an insight into treating the whole person. These challenges make them better doctors, says Rural Doctor of the Year Jenny Nash.

Mandela: Champion of public health

Health goes hand-in-hand with a quality life. Nelson Mandela was one of the most outspoken visionaries when it came to the health and wellness of the world's citizens. Today, his legacy lives on in the foundation named for him, and the hospital being built in his honour.

New hospital prescribed for Jabulani

Pressure has been eased on Soweto's massive Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital with the opening of the Zola-Jabulani District Hospital, a multimillion-rand state-of-the-art facility. It adds to the growing number of first-class services turning the once neglected township into a vibrant economic hub.

Sod is turned at Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital

It has been a long time in the making, with much fund-raising undertaken and more still to go, but the ground has finally been broken to build the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital. It is Madiba's last and fondest wish, and will be a living testament to his legacy.

Mama puts power in mom’s hands

South Africa is the second country in the world to introduce Mama, a mobile information service that improves the health care knowledge of pregnant women and new mothers.
Taking the risk out of giving birth

Health care in South Africa

Find out how South Africa's public health care system works and how it relates to the well-resourced private health care sector. Plans for a National Health Insurance scheme aim to tackle the challenges from poverty, Aids, tuberculosis and malaria.

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