Health care

New district hospital opens in Soweto

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi officially opened the R730-million, 300-bed Zola-Jabulani District Hospital in Soweto on Wednesday, saying the new facility would help to ease the load on Soweto's Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

The new Zola-Jabulani District Hospital in Soweto

Rooibos helps prevent against cancer: study

Rooibos extracts in skin care products can help prevent the development of skin cancer and even delay the onset of malignant tumours, a recent study by Dr Tandeka Magcwebeba, a doctoral student at Stellenbosch University, has found.

South Africa must step up HIV prevention: report

While South Africa is doing well on HIV treatment, testing and prevention of mother-to-child transmission, the country needs to step up its prevention efforts to curb the high rate of new HIV infections, according to the latest report on national HIV prevalence, incidence and behaviour.

Decline in South Africa's mortality rate continues

The number of deaths in South Africa decreased by 7.7% between 2010 and 2011 as a downward trend that started in 2007 gained further momentum, thanks in large part to a massive treatment drive for people with TB and HIV, Statistics SA reported on Tuesday.

Health spending increases as SA gears for NHI

Government spending on health care is expected to exceed R492-billion over the next three years as South Africa strengthens its system in preparation for the implementation of a National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, Budget documents released on Wednesday reveal.

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