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A same-sex couple will begin treatment at a fertility clinic with a ground-breaking court order in hand that says they will both be mother to a child who has yet to be conceived.
The law student at Unisa who alleged that a professor had raped her – he was cleared after a disciplinary hearing at the university – is challenging the decision in a civil case.
Following the arrest and court appearance of two Johannesburg doctors – paediatric surgeon Peter Beale (73) and anaesthetist Abdulhay Munshi (56) – who were accused of medical negligence – some doctors are having second thoughts about performing intricate, lifesaving surgical procedures.
The KZN Department of Health has welcomed a recent Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) ruling that the Gauteng Department of Health will no longer have to fork out large cash sums for negligence at state medical facilities, says a report in The Mercury.
The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) ordered that an unnamed place of safety and the police return twin girls to their parents after they were ‘lost’ in the social care system for four days following their parents arrest.
There is a worrying trend of systematic medical negligence in our hospitals. In AN v MEC for Health, Eastern Cape, the SCA recently remarked that ‘far too often this court is confronted with serious and serial negligence’ in hospitals … it is clear that studied neglect of standards has become pervasive in many such hospitals. 'Those reliant upon their services are receiving substandard care’.
Black workers who live in a single-sex hostel at a Western Cape wine estate have been told the Equality Court is not the correct forum to resolve their grievances.
Johannes Manganyi is due to receive damages from the MEC for Health after a trainee surgeon incorrectly inserted a metal plate into his wrist at Dr George Mukhari Hospital.
Paediatric surgeon Dr Peter Beale and anaesthetist Dr Abdulhay Munshi, who are facing culpable homicide and negligence charges in connection with the death of a 10-year-old boy, have been served with arrest warrants.
Jacques de Vos, a doctor accused of trying to dissuade a patient from terminating her pregnancy, pleaded not guilty to the charges at his disciplinary hearing yesterday.
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has granted Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu two years to come up with a comprehensive legal solution to the crisis in the foster care system, reports TimesLIVE.
Parents who lose their unborn child before 26 weeks of gestation should have the choice to bury the remains and government has no right to place legal barriers in their way.
A multimillion-rand lawsuit against a hospital has laid bare the crisis faced by the KZN Department of Health over medical negligence claims that have gone through the roof, says a report in The Mercury.
The KZN Health Department is investigating yet another allegation of negligence after an object thought to be part of a needle was left in a man’s jaw after an operation last year.
The marketing and selling of cannabis products remains illegal, the medicines regulator and police have warned, except for specific conditions permitted under the Medicines and Related Substances Act.