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Urban planning needs to look back first: three cities in Ghana show why
Urban planning needs to look back first: three cities in Ghana show whyArticle

Months into the global Covid-19 pandemic, policymakers have begun discussing what the "new normal" might look like in metropolitan environments...

Nate Plageman, Jennifer Anne Hart, Tony Yeboah 16 Sep 2020

13,135 nurses employed since Covid-19 outbreak
13,135 nurses employed since Covid-19 outbreakArticle

South Africa's nine provinces collectively employed 13,135 nurses during the course of the Covid-19 pandemic...

14 Sep 2020

Lizeth Kruger, national clinic manager, Dis-Chem
#WomensMonth: Covid-19 taught Lizeth Kruger to adapt to changeArticle

Out of the three things Covid-19 taught Lizeth Kruger, national clinic manager at Dis-Chem, probably the most important is that you have to adapt to change as quickly as possible...

Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2020

Dr Rhulani Khosa and Dr Peters Mathebula
#OnTheFrontLine: Covid-19 transforms lives of healthcare workersArticle

In just a few short months, the Covid-19 pandemic has completely transformed the way that Limpopo healthcare workers go about their work and conduct their lives.

20 Aug 2020

Breastfeeding and Covid-19: Busting the myths
Breastfeeding and Covid-19: Busting the mythsArticle

One of the most damaging falsehoods to emerge has been that Covid-19 positive moms can transmit the virus through breast milk to their little ones, and should stop breastfeeding...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 4 Aug 2020

A nurse demonstrates how to perform a swab test in Johannesburg, South Africa. Michele Spatari / AFP via Getty Images
10 ways South Africa can step up care for its healthcare workersArticle

South Africa's health system has a longstanding problem: a severe shortage of medical staff. The World Bank estimates that South Africa has only 0.9 medical doctors for every 1,000 people compared with the global average of 1.6...

Kaymarlin Govender, Gavin George, Sean Beckett & Tim Quinlan 23 Jul 2020

Nurses attend the 2015 International Nurses’ Day celebrations in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ihsaan Haffejee/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Beyond Florence Nightingale: how African nurses have decolonised the professionArticle

This year - 2020 - marks the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. It's therefore understandable that it's being marked as the year of the nurse and midwife...

Timothy A Carey, Agnes Binagwaho & Judy Khanyola 10 Jul 2020

The Thusong Multipurpose Center in Khayelitsha which will serve as a Covid-19 site in Cape Town, South Africa. Brenton Geach/Gallo Images via Getty Images
Students play an integral role in healthcare delivery: findings from South AfricaArticle

Reports from around the world show that the shortage of health professionals in public healthcare systems will be worsened by the increased demand for health services caused by the Covid-19 pandemic...

Ian Couper & Jana Müller 9 Jul 2020

Multimodal teaching crucial to continued learning
Multimodal teaching crucial to continued learningArticle

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, says multimodal teaching is the only way continued learning can take place in the Covid-19 context...

9 Jul 2020

Gauteng establishes single government-operated nursing college
Gauteng establishes single government-operated nursing collegeArticle

The Gauteng Health Department has signed the statute paving the way for the establishment of a single government-operated nursing college in the province known as the Gauteng College of Nursing (GCoN)...

9 Jul 2020

The official opening and handover of a Covid-19 quarantine centre in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Darren Stewart/Gallo Images via Getty Images
How leadership matters in healthcare - especially in a crisisArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic presents a complex situation, requiring multiple stakeholders in the healthcare sector to work well together...

Cecile Gerwel Proches 6 Jul 2020

Thuthuka: A programme that makes all the difference
Thuthuka: A programme that makes all the differenceArticle

In the 2019 Saica Nation Building Impact Report, Saica CEO Freeman Nomvalo says: "As Saica celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year, we remain committed to our higher purpose of building a better world and illustrating the integral role our noble profession plays in securing the future of our country..."

Lia Labuschagne, Issued by SAICA 30 Jun 2020

Nomzamo Mngupane has been a nurse for six years. She said there have been staff shortages since 2018 and it has got worse since the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks
Nurses picket over staff shortages at False Bay HospitalArticle

About 25 healthcare workers from False Bay Hospital, mostly nurses, protested on Friday for better personal protective equipment (PPE) and more staff.

Ashraf Hendricks 22 Jun 2020

Register for HealthCheck before entering campuses
Register for HealthCheck before entering campusesArticle

Approximately two million students and staff in all Post School Education and Training (PSET) institutions will be required to register for HealthCheck and use it to assess their temperature level prior to entering campuses...

10 Jun 2020

Adrian Saville, CE, Cannon Asset Managers
Investing for Roubini's Greater DepressionArticle

In September 2006, economics professor Nouriel Roubini warned an incredulous audience of fellow economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that the US housing market was at risk of collapsing - an event that could ruin the global financial system...

Adrian Saville 8 Jun 2020

Blueprints ready for Cecilia Makiwane Gallagher Critical Care Hospital
Blueprints ready for Cecilia Makiwane Gallagher Critical Care HospitalArticle

The projected medical facility will be named the Cecilia Makiwane Gallagher Critical Care Hospital, in recognition of South Africa's first black registered professional nurse...

4 Jun 2020

Nzimande to check university state of readiness
Nzimande to check university state of readinessArticle

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, will on Thursday visit Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) to check its state of readiness in preparation for the phased return of students...

Onalenna Mhlongo 4 Jun 2020

South Africa's superhero dietitians
South Africa's superhero dietitiansArticle

As Covid-19 has spread across the world, we have seen dietitians at the frontlines of the health response supervising life-sustaining nutrition in hospitals and care homes...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 1 Jun 2020

Telepresence robot Quintin with some of the staff from Tygerberg Hospital’s Covid-19 ICU.
Robot siblings working on the Covid-19 frontlineArticle

Two special virus immune team members are helping to reduce exposure of medical personnel at the Tygerberg Hospital's Covid-19 ICU...

29 May 2020

Final year students to return to varsity under Level 3, free data
Final year students to return to varsity under Level 3, free dataArticle

Final year students and those graduating in 2020 may return to campus under Level 3 lockdown...

25 May 2020

St Augustine's Hospital
Findings from St Augustine's Covid-19 outbreakArticle

An investigation into the Covid-19 outbreak that led to the closure of Netcare St Augustine's Hospital in Durban found that, between 9 March and 30 April 2020, there were 119 confirmed cases identified at the hospital...

21 May 2020

#InternationalNursesDay2020: Nursing the world to health
#InternationalNursesDay2020: Nursing the world to healthArticle

We applaud all our nurses for their dedication and professionalism, especially in the face of Covid-19 pandemic, this International Nurses' Day...

12 May 2020

Dr Kerrin Begg
#OnTheFrontLine with Dr Kerrin BeggArticle

#OnTheFrontLine offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of the healthcare warriors tackling Covid-19 head on. Dr Kerrin Begg is a public health medicine specialist at Stellenbosch University...

Nicci Botha 23 Apr 2020

Nurses and midwives can make a significant impact in managing and preventing the leading causes of death. Shutterstock
Africa can and must do more to support nurses and midwivesArticle

Nurses and midwives are the backbone of health systems globally. Of the world's 43.5-million healthcare professionals, more than 20-million are nurses and midwives. They play a critical role, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, as quite often they are the first and only healthcare professionals people will see...

Pauline Bakibinga 16 Apr 2020

How to validate a Will during lockdown
How to validate a Will during lockdownArticle

The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis means many people are considering updating their Will or drawing one up for the first time, and so fiduciary practitioners are seeing a surge in demand for Wills...

15 Apr 2020

Livewell launches rebranding campaign, aiming to identify the need for specialised dementia care in South Africa
Livewell launches rebranding campaign, aiming to identify the need for specialised dementia care in South AfricaArticle

Highlighting the need for specialised dementia care in South Africa, with their staff at the heart of their new campaign, Livewell rebrands...

Issued by Livewell 7 Apr 2020

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#Covid19: Airbnb offers free places to stay for French medicsArticle

After launching Airbnb for Doctors and Nurses in Italy, Airbnb has announced that it will be launching this in France, too...

25 Mar 2020

Trends that should reshape your retirement plans
Trends that should reshape your retirement plansArticle

Today's retirees are living their post-work years completely different from previous generations of pensioners...

19 Mar 2020

Associate Professor Wesley Doorsamy
UJ develops intelligent technology to monitor health conditionsArticle

A shortage of skilled staff and budget shortfalls are a growing concern in the healthcare industry, with the ever-increasing number of in-patients in hospitals and elderly-care facilities. This is particularly the case in Gauteng, owing to the migration patterns...

9 Mar 2020

A nurse in a hospital checks an IV. Wikimedia Commons
Ghana needs a better policy to guide care for cancer patientsArticle

The World Health Assembly urged countries in 2014 to include palliative care into their health systems. Its resolution called for equitable services, available to everyone who needs them...

Yakubu Salifu 3 Mar 2020

Mpumalanga builds seven new schools
Mpumalanga builds seven new schoolsArticle

The Mpumalanga Provincial Government will commence with the construction of seven new schools in five fast-growing towns...

26 Feb 2020

Giving pregnant women antibiotics could harm the lungs of preemies, according to study in mice
Giving pregnant women antibiotics could harm the lungs of preemies, according to study in miceArticle

Born after just 23 of the normal 40 weeks of pregnancy, the extremely preterm baby is small enough to fit in the palm of my hand and weighs just one and a quarter pounds...

Kent Willis 23 Dec 2019

Boniswa Pezisa, CEO of Net#work BBDO.
#BizTrends2020: The rise of essentialism, mindfulness and Boomer appsArticle

I predict we will see a rise of essentialism and discernment, mindfulness and wholesomeness, and Boomer apps over the course of 2020...

Boniswa Pezisa 18 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: Healthcare
#BestofBiz 2019: HealthcareArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

16 Dec 2019

13 employee benefits that make you stand out
13 employee benefits that make you stand outArticle

In today's world, employers need to stand out to attract and retain top employees-and benefits are an excellent way to do this. But when it comes to which benefits employees want and which aren't worth the investment, it can be hard to decide...

Terry Rowinski 12 Dec 2019

Shifting social needs driving the global rise of gated communities
Shifting social needs driving the global rise of gated communitiesArticle

According to Chris Cilliers, CEO and principal of Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty in the Winelands, while often associated primarily with security, there is a lot more to the growing global trend...

3 Dec 2019

Multi-faceted community healthcare hub launched at Bellville taxi rank
Multi-faceted community healthcare hub launched at Bellville taxi rankArticle

The Cipla Foundation, in collaboration with the Greater Tygerberg Partnership has launched a new community-based healthcare hub at the Bellville taxi rank...

Issued by Cipla 2 Dec 2019

Mobile instant messaging platforms are used by many health professionals to share information and professional experiences. Shutterstock
How WhatsApp groups support Nigeria's nurse graduatesArticle

Around 12,000 students are enrolled in Nigeria's nursing schools each year. As it is in many health professions, these students often find it challenging after graduation when they search for and start their first job...

Ademola Johnson Ajuwon & Christoph Pimmer 14 Nov 2019

Cadaver-based teaching prepares students intellectually and emotionally to deal with the challenges they will face in their health sciences careers. Dr Tobias Houlton
Health professionals and cadavers: the quest for an ethical approachArticle

The study of anatomy has been the foundation for the training of students in medical and allied health sciences - dentistry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, nursing and medical science - for hundreds of years...

Brendon Kurt Billings & Beverley Kramer 29 Oct 2019

Occupations are the tool to hold government to account, say housing activists
Occupations are the tool to hold government to account, say housing activistsArticle

Last Friday night, about 200 people gathered at Helen Bowden Nurses' Home for Reclaim the City's (RTC) second annual congress...

Aisha Abdool Karim 22 Oct 2019

The costly business of nursing negligence
The costly business of nursing negligenceArticle

Negligence at Gauteng state hospitals has caused damage to over 20,000 patients in the past two-and-a-half years, with R29bn paid out in claims...

15 Oct 2019

Photo: Life Healthcare
Nursing crisis tsunami about to hitArticle

Changes in qualifications, ageing practitioners and National Health Insurance (NHI) on the horizon could mean we are looking at a healthcare future with increased services and improved technology, but no nurses...

2 Sep 2019

Cape Town students - financial support options for 2020 studies
Cape Town students - financial support options for 2020 studiesArticle

The City of Cape Town encourages Grade 12 learners and students who are pursuing studies in expert fields such as Accounting, Nursing, Engineering, Information & Systems Technology; Business Sciences and Sustainable Energy Engineering to apply for financial support...

30 Aug 2019

Sphelele Mjadu, Unilever Personal Care Senior Public Relations Manager for Africa and Anne Githuku-Shongwe, representative of UN Women South Africa’s Multi-Country Office, in the UN Women-Dove masterclass panel at the Loeries. Image via Al Nicoll © via Gallo Images.
#Loeries2019: Our responsibility of better representation in advertising, mediaArticle

The media and advertising industries play an important role in stirring the way society is portrayed. Here's why UN Women and Dove's masterclass session at Loeries 2019 called for the creative industry as a whole to take a stand and work actively towards better representation, particularly in terms of gender...

Leigh Andrews 22 Aug 2019

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Sasog expands its women's health programme with BetterGynArticle

BetterGyn is a new clinical care and governance programme aimed at significantly improving the quality of healthcare for South African women in both the public and the private health sectors...

15 Aug 2019

On the ropes - the future of Adult Education and Training hangs in the balance
On the ropes - the future of Adult Education and Training hangs in the balanceArticle

Adult Education and Training is a crucial part of the reconstruction and transformation of South African society and a means to redress the educational injustices of the past. It is a pivotal part of building a just and equitable society by providing good quality education and training to adult learners who wish to finish their basic education and achieve a nationally recognised qualification...

Anne Oberholzer 13 Aug 2019

From fitness to finance - Building a smarter, stronger South Africa
From fitness to finance - Building a smarter, stronger South AfricaArticle

As a recently qualified chartered accountant [CA(SA)] Fulufhelo Siphuma's career has moved swiftly. But it's not a case of "all work, no play"...

Leigh Andrews, Issued by SAICA 13 Aug 2019

Last call for Sasol Foundation bursary applications
Last call for Sasol Foundation bursary applicationsArticle

Sasol is inviting high-achieving learners from lower income households to apply for an all-inclusive bursary to study for an undergraduate degree at a South African university or university of technology in the 2020 academic year...

13 Aug 2019

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