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Ncumisa Jilata, youngest neurosurgeon in Africa, Walter Sisulu University, healthcare, science and technology, Cyril Ramaphosa, Coceka Mfundisi

Dr Ncumisa Jilata: Africa’s youngest neurosurgeon

At the age of 29, Mthatha-born Dr Ncumisa Jilata has become Africa's youngest neurosurgeon following her Fellowship graduation in Durban on 18 May 2017....

Africa can improve access to healthcare for all

Africa bears one-quarter of the global disease burden, yet has only 2% of the world’s doctors. To improve the delivery of healthcare, the continent...

Wellness Wagon wheeling healthcare to kids

Starfish Greathearts Foundation’s Wellness Wagon takes healthcare to children in impoverished communities in KwaZulu-Natal. (Image: Starfish Greathearts Foundation, Facebook) An international foundation is ensuring quality...

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...

Drug ATM for South Africans

In the same fashion people draw money from ATMs, South Africans will soon be able to get medicine from dispensing machines. The Department of Health...

The Choice trust brings healthcare closer to home

Choice thumbThrough the training of local healthcare workers and community members, the Choice Trust has made accessing primary healthcare easier for people living in rural Tzaneen in Limpopo.

Pack programme brings primary healthcare to the people

pack---thumb The low-cost Practical Approach to Care Kit, or Pack, which allows healthcare workers to diagnose and manage a range of common ailments, is now being rolled out by South Africa's University of Cape Town.

Celebrating Africa's health heroes

Celebrating Africa’s health heroes

In Africa, only 3% of the world's healthcare workers tend to 24% of the global disease burden. To help bridge the skills divide, the University of Cape Town offers programmes aimed at African students who want to make a difference in their home countries. Here are some of their stories.

Bridgestone keeps PinkDrive on the road with R1m donation

Bridgestone has given breast cancer charity PinkDrive its biggest ever once-off donation of R1-million, with the money being raised from motorists who purchased sets of pink valve caps at the tyre manufacturers outlets.

SA health fundraising CEO wins global acclaim

The Cape Town-based Children's Hospital Trust can boast a world-leading CEO, whose fundraising prowess has seen the organisation raise millions for paediatric healthcare in the Western Cape.

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