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Lullu Krugel, chief economist at PwC
#BizFinFocus: PwC's economic take on what #Budget2018 will hold

While there has been an upward revision in growth for the year - 1.5-1.8% for South Africa - with business confidence also increasing, the country is still not where it needs to be by a long shot...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

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How corporate SA can transition towards customer centricity and embrace the global paradigm

If your company is not thinking about embracing the global paradigm towards customer centricity, you should spend your remaining profits building a time machine to review the moments that lead to your demise...

By Matthew Westaway 17 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Plastic surgery and the power of social media
#BizTrends2018: Plastic surgery and the power of social media

If we talk about trends in plastic surgery we have to talk about social media...

By Frank Graewe 8 Jan 2018

Linda Mertens, program manager at The Next Web. Image provided.
#CreativeMorningsCT: TNW's Linda Mertens on mental health, the role of creatives and top 2018 trends

Linda Mertens from The Next Web (TNW) on having an open, educated and inclusive conversation about mental health, the role of creatives in this ever-evolving technological world and top trends for 2018...

By Juanita Pienaar 20 Dec 2017

Professor Kaymanthri Moodley, director, Centre for Medical Ethics & Law, Stellenbosch University. Photo: YouTube
#WorldAIDSDay2017: Preying on hope

At the turn of the century, and influenced by his distrust of Western medicine, then-president Thabo Mbeki lost the plot. amid much media coverage, he proclaimed that HIV didn't cause Aids...

By Nicci Botha 1 Dec 2017

Photo: 10:23 campaign
Challenging bad medicine: How to use the media effectively

Here's an interesting factoid for you - 10:23 is the saturation point at which the original substance is so diluted that can no longer be detected in a solution....

By Nicci Botha 30 Nov 2017

How the ASA became a medicine regulator, and almost lost its shirt
How the ASA became a medicine regulator, and almost lost its shirt

We've all seen them. Those product ads promising hope in a bottle for guaranteed weight loss or some other miracle cure...

By Nicci Botha 24 Nov 2017

Photo: Seed
#AfricaCom: Rural healthcare and digitalisation

Given the proliferation of mobile devices in Africa, it makes sense that digital tools would alleviate many of the healthcare issues in the out-of-the-way places...

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: A nurturing approach to non-surgical aesthetics
#EntrepreneurMonth: A nurturing approach to non-surgical aesthetics

Amy Bowie is the founder and heart of Pulse Dermatology and Laser in Kenridge, Cape Town. From anti-ageing injectables, bespoke peels and advanced fat removal...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Oct 2017

Let's talk fat - a plastic surgeon's take
Let's talk fat - a plastic surgeon's take

Worldwide, obesity has reached epidemic proportions, and is the leading cause of preventable death...

By Frank Graewe 9 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: The humble beginnings of a bicycle courier company
#EntrepreneurMonth: The humble beginnings of a bicycle courier company

Iyeza Health, the brainchild of two young entrepreneurs, Sizwe Nzima and Siraaj Adams, started off as a bicycle courier company to ease the burden of medicine collection for their community...

By Ilse van den Berg 9 Oct 2017

Neil Kirby, head of the healthcare & life sciences practice at Werksmans Attorneys
#HASA2017: Plotting the legislative pathway to NHI

However well-intentioned National Health Insurance (NHI) is, it will fall flat without the necessary supporting legislation...

By Nicci Botha 2 Oct 2017

Mariné Erasmus, head of the health economics practice at Econex
#HASA2017: UHC funding - the great distraction

Quality care, not funding, is the real issue when it comes NHI...

By Nicci Botha 2 Oct 2017

Shivani Ranchod, Healthcare actuary, Insight Actuaries and Consultants
#HASA2017: Pathways to universal care

If we look at our current context, our healthcare system is not a designed product, but an artefact of our history...

By Nicci Botha 2 Oct 2017

Sheri Fink, author of Five Days at Memorial. Photo:
#HASA2017: Lessons in medical ethics

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Sheri Fink, delves into the life-and-death events at Memorial Hospital in New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina...

By Nicci Botha 29 Sep 2017

#HASA2017: NHI needs to start delivering now
#HASA2017: NHI needs to start delivering now

South Africa can't wait for the final NHI system in 2026 to start delivering on universal health coverage...

By Nicci Botha 27 Sep 2017

Precious Matsoso, director general: Department of Health
Taming healthcare technology

Inequalities in healthcare can be eliminated in a generation using technology...

By Nicci Botha 26 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: How tech is transforming healthcare
#InnovationMonth: How tech is transforming healthcare

Discovery Health has built its very successful Vitality programme, which is a blueprint for other rewards schemes, not only in healthcare, but other sectors too...

By Nicci Botha 13 Sep 2017

Photo: Independent Development Trust
KZN gets ultimatum to fix health crisis

The KZN Department of Health has been ordered to sort out the ongoing healthcare crisis in the province...

By Nicci Botha 11 Sep 2017

Breast reconstruction and radiation therapy - is it really safe?
Breast reconstruction and radiation therapy - is it really safe?

It has been shown that adjuvant radiotherapy after mastectomy significantly reduces local recurrence rates and improves overall survival in node-positive breast cancer patients...

By Frank Graewe 7 Sep 2017

Glenda Grey, president of the South African Medical Research Council. Image ©
[Standard Bank Top Women Conference] Passionate for science

Science is an indication of a country's wealth, and the best indicator of a country's GDP and productivity is its scientific productivity. The investment of a country into science creates a healthy country and a healthy country is a wealthy country...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Aug 2017

Nine healthcare marketing mistakes to avoid
Nine healthcare marketing mistakes to avoid

To grow your practice and to get the desired results out of your marketing efforts, you need to avoid these healthcare marketing mistakes...

By Pranjali Singh 10 Aug 2017

Keloid surgery gives a man his life back
Keloid surgery gives a man his life back

Aaron Hairundu from Windhoek, Namibia started developing keloids in his early 20s...

By Frank Graewe 1 Aug 2017

Dr Rufaro Chatora, WHO country representative
How will private healthcare evolve under UHC?

With NHI, the Competition Commission inquiry and sky-rocketing costs it's no wonder that the private healthcare sector is wary about what the future holds...

By Nicci Botha 27 Jul 2017

UHC lessons from Obamacare
UHC lessons from Obamacare

The NHI might have progressed to white paper stage, but South Africa is still stuck in the midst of a healthcare crisis...

By Nicci Botha 24 Jul 2017

Photo: Roche
Effects of dominance in price

There's been Increased focus on pharmaceutical pricing, both domestically and internationally...

By Nicci Botha 21 Jul 2017

Lessons not learnt: Public mental health still in a dismal state
Lessons not learnt: Public mental health still in a dismal state

It appears that the Esidimeni tragedy has not had impact on improving the care of public sector mental health patients...

By Nicci Botha 28 Jun 2017

Photo: Roche
Trastuzumab and the high cost of cancer treatment

It seems cruel that drugs that can save the lives of thousands of cancer sufferers are so prohibitively expensive...

By Nicci Botha 21 Jun 2017

The Grand Prix for Good-winning work.
#CannesLions2017: Mandi Fine on awarding work that truly changes people's lives

I chatted to Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE and juror for the Cannes Lions Pharma Lions as part of Lions Health, live in Cannes, France...

By Ann Nurock 19 Jun 2017

Minister of science and technology, Naledi Pandoor
SA signs innovation agreement with Novartis

A high-level MoU on medical research and development has been signed between the SAMRC, the DST and Novartis...

By Nicci Botha 25 May 2017

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