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Cape Town doctor sings for the children’s hospital

A Cape Town paediatric oncologist is using his music to raise funds for transformational initiatives at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital.Melissa Javan Dr...

Paediatricians lead fundraising charge for sick children

peditricians---thumbPaediatricians and other child health specialists are raising funds to give expensive treatments to gravely ill children. Play Your Part and support the Spaed Team and Wits Paediatric Fund.

South African doctor makes skin graft breakthrough

South African doctor makes skin graft breakthrough

Dr Wayne Kleintjes has pioneered a ground-breaking technique to graft skin - quickly and cost- effectively - that is expected to have far-reaching benefits for burn victims. As well as being affordable, it uses the patient's own skin cells and so does not run a rejection risk.

South African student Buyisiwe Sondezi makes history

Dr Buyisiwe Sondezi is a rare breed. The University of Johannesburg student overcame early stumbling blocks as a young learner to become the first woman in Africa to be awarded a doctoral degree in experimental physics of highly correlated matter.

Animation tells the story of Ebola and how to avoid it

Fear, distrust and a lack of education are adding fuel to the rampant spread of Ebola through West Africa and beyond. To try to get the facts to people in the frontline countries, a group of international NGOs has teamed up with a video production company on an animated short that tells the story in local languages.

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.

Tata, you are in our prayers

On behalf of Brand South Africa and all South Africans: Tata, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you well surrounded by the comfort and love of your family and friends.

Tata, you are in our thoughts and prayers

3 September 2013Former president Nelson Mandela in 2007. Photo: Nelson Mandela Centre of MemoryOn behalf of Brand South Africa and all South Africans: Tata,...

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