Medical Negligence Claims: The Big Questions

Medical Negligence Claims: The Big Questions: It is a well-known fact that South Africa is besieged with the big and continuously growing challenge of medical negligence and other personal injury claims. The country is however not alone in battling with this challenge, many other countries such as Australia, United Kingdom and the United States of America, amongst others, are also seized with same. Week after week the South African public reads articles and watches TV shows about cases of medical negligence, challenges regarding payment of … [Read more...]

Durban medical team and hospital honoured for contribution to South African metabolic surgery

Durban medical team and hospital honoured for contribution to South African metabolic surgery: Specialist surgeon Dr Gert Du Toit, winner of the inaugural ‘Centre of the Year’ award from the South African Society for Surgery, Obesity and metabolism (SASSO) pictured with the trophy he received for his work in laparoscopic gastric bypass procedures at Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital, in Durban. With him in the photograph are, from left to right, renowned endocrinologist and obesity specialist Professor Tess van der Merwe, Chairperson of SASSO, … [Read more...]

Call for more rural health training for medical students

Durban in the News: Call for more rural health training for medical students: A leading health figure has called for an increase in rural training for medical students, saying the experience resulted in more doctors choosing to practise in rural areas after their graduation. Yusuf Cat Stevens: New SA tour dates announced: Organisers have announced new dates for British singer-songwriter Yusuf Cat Stevens – who will tour South Africa for the first time this November. Sharks stars in Japan for Currie Cup: Loose forward Philip van der … [Read more...]

Shaik still on medical parole after eight years

Durban in the News: Shaik still on medical parole after eight years: Convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik will remain on medical parole, eight years after his release for being terminally ill Police return fire, killing robber: Police shot and killed a robber who attacked a businessman in Chatsworth, after their members came under fire. WATCH: DA, IFP unite to protest 'collapse' of eThekwini: Opposition councillors call for the firing of eThekwini’s ANC mayor, Zandile Gumede, accusing her of bringing the city to the brink of … [Read more...]