Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

The Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) opened in January 2015. The University is located at Ga-Rankuwa at the then Medunsa campus of the University of Limpopo, previously known as the Medical University of Southern Africa (MEDUNSA). The late Sefako Makgato whom the university is named after, is a highly acclaimed politician, journalist, educationist and theologian who struggle for South Africa that is legitimate, non-exploitative and democratic.

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Only by importing and manufacturing generic drugs can developing nations afford to meet their people’s health care needs. Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

How changing drug patent rules will affect developing nations

After nearly two decades of legal battles and negotiations, South Africa is moving to cut the cost of medicines with policies to increase imports and local production of generic drugs.
An international study has dismissed the effectiveness of a homeopathic flu remedy but it is still being advertised in South Africa as a viable solution. shutterstock

Why an ineffective flu remedy is still being advertised in South Africa

Internationally, the effects of a homeopathic flu remedy has been dismissed – but, in South Africa, it is still being advertised as effective.

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