Corporations misused evidence to manipulate health policy.
We found that evidence cited by three organisations - a big corporate and two industry lobby groups - was either not evidence at all, or had been twisted to suit the industry’s narrative.
Netcare is one of three hospital groups found to dominated the facilities market.
The entire premise of effective competition is that purchasing of health services should be based on value - a combination of price and quality.
England’s Owen Farrell in action during the Autumn International match at Twickenham Stadium, London, 2018.
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The historic sporting rivalry between England and South Africa has often been marred by political protests and controversy.
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One of the most pressurised roles in the pressure cooker that is the Rugby World Cup is the referee. Threatening fans are causing them to quit the game at all levels.
Libraries, archives, museums and galleries have finally been included in South Africa's contested new proposed copyright bill.
South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivers the mid-term budget statement at parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 24 October 2018.
President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Finance Minister Tito Mboweni appear to have good intentions for the economy. But that's not enough.
Cadaver-based teaching prepares students intellectually and emotionally to deal with the challenges they will face in their health sciences careers.
Dr Tobias Houlton
Dissection is important for developing a range of skills, as well as moral and ethical training and a humanistic approach to patient care.
Marginalised and small-scale fishers must be given capacity and the space to engage and influence policy.
It's possible for local fishing communities to have a say in managing the system they work in.
South Africa's Department of Water and Sanitation has plans in place to ensure adequate water supply until 2040 and beyond.
For most of human history, people had access to food either by producing it themselves, or through trade.
Hunger affects people's health. It also affects their dignity and their ability to live full and productive lives.
Hunger affects students’ ability to focus.
Food insecurity remains a serious challenge among university students in South Africa.
Body mass matters in rugby. But other factors play a bigger role in determining victory.
Conventionally, women are expected to be the main providers of care.
Care facilities are often considered a last resort in South Africa. Personal care is assumed to be provided by family and household members.
We found that the key factors behind poor cognitive function were related to levels of education, being a woman, marital status and being poor.
Ageing increases the risk of non-communicable diseases.
Rapid population ageing has prompted researchers to study disease trends in older South Africans. The aim is to understand the role that specific health conditions play in ageing among rural people.
In South Africa and India, research has found that free or affordable housing can actually undermine women's safety and livelihoods.
The relationship between income and health underlines the need for strong government policies to break the cycle.
It's evident from research that while health influences economic well-being, the inverse is also true, economic well-being influences health.
A community health worker screening a child’s hearing in Cape Town.
mHealth supported service-delivery systems can provide increased access to hearing and vision services for preschool children in poor communities.
The Conversation Africa is expanding in West Africa.
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria (left) arriving at Waterkloof Airforce Base Airport in Pretoria. He is welcomed by Minister Naledi Pandor.
South Africa and Nigeria have had a turbulent relationship dating back to the early 1990s.