#BOPHELOHOUSE94 BACK IN COURT TO APPEAL CONVICTIONS

#BOPHELOHOUSE94 BACK IN COURT TO APPEAL CONVICTIONS

BLOEMFONTEIN, 8th AUGUST 2016: Today the #BopheloHouse94 are appearing in Bloemfontein High Court. The community healthcare workers (CHWs) are appealing their conviction in October 2015 in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court. A…

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New IP consultative framework for SA: three years’ delay is three too many

Cabinet recently approved a new Intellectual Property (IP) Consultative Framework for South Africa. This follows a Draft National IP Policy published for comment in 2013 – on which we and…

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Working collectively makes civil society stronger

Working collectively makes civil society stronger

The National Health Assembly, held at the University of the Western Cape from 24 – 26 June brought together organisations and individuals from all provinces in South Africa and beyond.…

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"SA needs more doctors" Netcare tells HMI

"SA needs more doctors" Netcare tells HMI

Netcare agreed that the HPCSA is dysfunctional and the issue is particularly concerning because the country has a shortage of health professionals.  Netcare emphasised the limitations on private bodies to train professionals proposing that the inadequacy in training capacity indicates a need for private medical training.

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Practitioners bemoan fee structures

On 24 February 2016 the Health Market Inquiry heard presentations from the South African Medical Association (SAMA), the South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA) and the South African Optometric Association (SAOA).…

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Patient rights under the spotlight

Patient rights under the spotlight

MEDIA STATEMENT PATIENT GROUPS LAUNCH AMICUS CURIAE APPLICATION IN WESTERN CAPE HIGH COURT 17 June 2015 CAPE TOWN - On Thursday, 18 June 2015, the application launched by Treatment Action…

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