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South Africa to pay $14m compensation to families of neglected patients

A judge on Monday ordered the South African government to pay $100,000 to each of the families of 144 psychiatric patients who died of neglect, as he detailed a “terrible tale of death and torture”.

South Africa traces deadly listeria to processed meat, issues recall

South Africans were told on Sunday not to consume ready-to-eat processed meat as the government identified the source of a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people as a cold meat product made by the country’s biggest consumer foods group.

South Africa listeriosis outbreak toll hits 180

South African health officials said on Sunday that listeriosis has killed 180 people since the start of last year and originated at a food factory in the country's northeast.

South Africa to compensate families of mentally-ill patients

The South African government will compensate the families of more than 100 mentally-ill patients who died from neglect after they were moved from hospital and placed into unlicensed health facilities.

Bacteria outbreak kills 36 in South Africa

An outbreak of food-borne listeria bacteria has claimed 36 lives and infected almost 600 people in South Africa, the health minister said Tuesday, warning that newborns and the elderly are particularly vulnerable.

Medical tourism: SA minister blasts Buhari, other African leaders

A South African minister has criticised African leaders who seek medical treatment abroad.

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