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South Africa's new Integrated School Health Programme, launched by President Jacob Zuma in Cullinan east of Pretoria on Thursday, will ensure that learners countrywide have access to primary health care services.
Thousands of women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year in South Africa. With the launch of new vaccines, protection against the disease is now possible.
The Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research, the first of its kind in South Africa, has opened at the University of Cape Town's medical campus, giving local researchers a powerful new tool for combating a variety of diseases.
Trade and Industry Minister Alec Erwin has announced changes to the Usury Act to protect both banks and borrowers when the latter suffer from incurable diseases and become too ill to repay their loans.