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October 7th, 2020 The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has decided to award the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Harvey J Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M Rice for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus. This year's Nobel Prize is awarded...

September 9th, 2020 Professor Elmi Muller's dedication to making organ transplantation available to vulnerable people that has led to her being recognised with the 2019 University of Cape Town (UCT) Alan Pifer Award. In 2008 Prof Muller, then a young transplant...

September 2nd, 2020 Dr Vejay Ramlakan, Nelson Mandela's personal physician and former surgeon-general of the country's armed forces, has died aged 62, reports IoL. He served in Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the military wing of the ANC, during the liberation struggle against...

August 12th, 2020 The Council of Medical Schemes has lost its second leader in months to COVID-19, following the death of Professor Lungile Pepeta on Friday, 7 August. Higher education, science and innovation minister Blade Nzimande has sent condolences to the...

July 15th, 2020 Medical doctor and former Springbok wing Corra Dirksen has passed away from COVID-19 complications, reports News24. He was 82. Dirksen was still practicing his profession in Krugersdorp until he contracted the coronavirus about two weeks ago. The...

June 24th, 2020 Nine medical experts from Kwazulu-Natal are part of the high-level Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) which was formed to help steer government’s response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Sunday Tribune reports. Chaired by Professor Salim Abdool...

May 27th, 2020 Acting director-general of Health, Dr Anban Pillay, leaves under a cloud of controversy, to be replaced on 1 June by a new DG who has also had his share of controversy, writes MedicalBrief. The new DG, Dr Sandile Buthelezi, was appointed a week...
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