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Momentum Financial Planning's professional financial advisers understand the challenges ordinary South Africans face. Therefore they show up to positively impact every client's journey to success, because they care.

#MandelaDay2021: Call to action
#MandelaDay2021: Call to action

This Mandela Month, you can align your company or brand with worthy causes that address social injustice...

Issued by 12 Jul 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Source:
SA remains at Adjusted Alert Level 4 for another two weeks

As the country consistently records nearly 20,000 daily new Covid-19 cases in the midst of a third wave, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa will remain on Adjusted Alert Level 4, with minor adjustments...

12 Jul 2021

#BreatheEasierSA with RespiClear Decongestant range. Now in Dis-Chem stores nationwide
#BreatheEasierSA with RespiClear Decongestant range. Now in Dis-Chem stores nationwide

The new RespiClear Decongestant range from OBEL boasts steroid-free nebs, petroleum-free vapour rub and preservative-free drops for inhalation...

Issued by ACDOCO SA 9 Jul 2021

Covid-19 vaccine rollout opens for over 35s from August

Over 35s can get their Covid-19 jabs from 1 August, with registration for this age cohort opening from 15 July, acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said in a media briefing today...

9 Jul 2021

Illustration: Lisa Nelson
Survey estimates half of all adults under 70 have likely had Covid-19

A study, led by authors from the South African National Blood Service, estimates that by May 2021 47% nearly half the population, between 15-69-years-old had already had a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection...

By Michael Cherry 8 Jul 2021

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Water, power cuts and neglect are taking their toll on South Africa's top hospitals

A fire at one of the biggest public hospitals in Johannesburg, the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, and the delay in reopening the facility has brought infrastructural issues into sharp focus.

By Daynia Ballot 8 Jul 2021

Community distribution in Nigeria of ivermectin for onchocerciasis, a disease this drug treats effectively and safely. Photo: Kate Holt/Sightsavers (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Ivermectin: balance of evidence shows no benefit against Covid-19

Ivermectin has been touted as the wonder drug solution to the Covid-19 crisis. But the largest trial yet comparing ivermectin to placebo has found no statistically significant benefit from ivermectin but possible harm from the drug...

By Nathan Geffen & Elsabé Brits 7 Jul 2021

Healthcare in South Africa: how inequity is contributing to inefficiency

South Africa has a two-tiered, and highly unequal, healthcare system. The public sector is state-funded and caters to the majority - 71% - of the population...

By Russell Rensburg 7 Jul 2021

Sani-Med offers an alcohol-free non toxic hand sanitiser/disinfectant and fogger
Sani-Med offers an alcohol-free non toxic hand sanitiser/disinfectant and fogger

Since the Covid-19 pandemic struck South Africa, we have set about sanitising our hands at regular intervals, and spraying down potentially contagious items and surfaces. But all anti-viral disinfectants are not made equal...

Issued by Sani-Med 6 Jul 2021

Generics and biosimilars - champion cost-savers in the healthcare industry
Generics and biosimilars - champion cost-savers in the healthcare industry

Kathy Malherbe spoke to Dr Morgan Mkhatshwa, head of operations at Bonitas Medical Fund, about generics and biosimilars and how they contribute towards reducing healthcare costs...

Issued by Bonitas 6 Jul 2021

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Covid-19 vaccine now available at private sector sites for uninsured

In an attempt to speed up the vaccine rollout, the Department of Health has made a policy change, which means that people without medical aid can now go to private sector sites for their Covid-19 vaccination...

6 Jul 2021

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Health professionals work in teams: their training should prepare them

Good communication and understanding of the roles of other disciplines in a healthcare team has been found to result in fewer medical errors, reduced medical costs and a better patient care experience...

By Gérard Charl Filies & Josè Frantz 6 Jul 2021

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South Africa's vaccine quagmire, and what needs to be done now

South Africa's approach to its Covid-19 vaccine programme has been characterised by a large number of missteps. In aggregate it has left the country behind many others on the continent...

By Alex van den Heever, Imraan Valodia, Shabir A Madhi & Willem Venter 5 Jul 2021

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Sama threatens DoH with legal action over unplaced interns

Although the country is in desperate need of medical personnel, the Department of Health (DoH) has failed to place 288 medical interns in public health facilities to complete their compulsory community service...

5 Jul 2021

The Gauteng government has been taking over the provision of ambulance services from metros. The City of Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni have handed over their ambulance fleets. Source: Supplied
Mixed reactions to Gauteng government's ambulance takeover

The City of Johannesburg's fleet of ambulances has decreased from 100 to 40 since the province began taking over ambulance last year...

By Masego Mafata 2 Jul 2021

Dis-Chem rolls out DeliverD 60-minute delivery service
Dis-Chem rolls out DeliverD 60-minute delivery service

Dis-Chem has launched a same-day on-demand delivery service, offering customers delivery within 60 minutes across a range of 7,000 items spanning health, nutrition, beauty and electrical products...

1 Jul 2021

Syringe and vial are seen in front of displayed new Pfizer logo in this illustration taken, 24 June 2021. Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Illustration
Africa to start receiving US Covid-19 vaccine doses next week

The United States will begin shipping the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines it has donated to Africa from this weekend, a special envoy of the African Union said...

1 Jul 2021

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Limits for human embryo research have been changed: this calls for public debate

For 40 years, research into early human development has been guided by the principle that after 14 days, an embryo should not be used for research and must be destroyed...

By Sheetal Soni 1 Jul 2021

Africa has few vaccines: Here's what can still be done to minimise the impact of Covid-19

The abrupt arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the world, creating havoc for economies and social fabrics and taking heavy tolls on lives and livelihoods...

By Deoraj Caussy 30 Jun 2021

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South Africa's latest Covid-19 lockdown puts spotlight back on vaccination failures

South Africa is in the grip of another resurgence of Covid-19. Gauteng province, the country's economic hub, where 25% of the population live, is the epicentre...

By Shabir A Madhi 30 Jun 2021

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Protect your practice from cybercrime

Healthcare providers are not immune to rise in cybercrime, particularly because their databases are rich with patients' health and banking information...

29 Jun 2021

Get enough sleep or face low energy and poor concentration - research
Get enough sleep or face low energy and poor concentration - research

At least a third of adults are not getting enough sleep, impacting detrimentally on a range of health processes, including mood, energy and concentration, according to research...

Issued by Leap Communications 29 Jun 2021

Media sector next in line to receive Covid-19 vaccines
Media sector next in line to receive Covid-19 vaccines

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) welcomes the government's decision to follow through on its promise to prioritise journalists in the country's vaccine rollout programme...

29 Jun 2021

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Technology in hospitals can delay care: What doctors and nurses in South Africa told us

Information and communication technologies can dramatically improve healthcare delivery. They can make communication and exchange of information between healthcare professionals easier...

By Oluwamayowa O Ogundaini 29 Jun 2021

Healthcare worker, Boitsholo Mfolo, inside the digital x-ray truck at one of Africa Health Research Institute’s mobile screening camps in rural KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Samora Chapman/ Africa Health Research Institute
Study shows a huge burden of undiagnosed disease in a rural South African district

South Africa's massive effort over the years to test and treat people for HIV has drastically improved public health. But in that process, other diseases that are highly prevalent may have been neglected...

By Emily B Wong 28 Jun 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa
SA moves to Alert Level 4 as Delta variant takes hold

South Africa has moved to Adjusted Alert Level 4 for 14 days as the seven-day average of new daily Covid-19 infections nationally has overtaken the peak of the first wave in July last year...

28 Jun 2021

'Reverse' ageing by three years through lifestyle and diet changes - study
'Reverse' ageing by three years through lifestyle and diet changes - study

Following a healthy lifestyle and diet, including specific nutrients, for just eight weeks may 'reverse' the ageing process by three years, a new study has found...

Issued by Leap Communications 25 Jun 2021

Benjamin Tuttle, head of the Tuttle Foundation and creator of Hope Guardians. Source: Supplied
New NPO Hope Guardians to connect young South Africans with free therapy

Hope Guardians launched in South Africa and the UK with a mission to provide young people suffering from depression and other mental health issues free access to therapy...

25 Jun 2021

Advice from Skin Renewal: Questions to ask your injector
Advice from Skin Renewal: Questions to ask your injector

These are just a few of the questions you should be asking anyone before they come anywhere near your face with a needle...

By Dr Lilliana Gilla Lulli, Issued by Renewal Institute 25 Jun 2021

Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, acting minister of health. Source:
Over 50s Covid vaccination registration opens 1 July, rollout starts 15th

Covid-19 vaccine registration opens for people aged 50 and above on 1 July 2021, with rollout commencing on the 15th of the month...

25 Jun 2021

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