Local doctors who have returned to SA battle for their right to work. An organization representing South African doctors who have educated abroad but have been refused smooth integration into the local medical community has won a crucial court victory. Despite the country's dire need for qualified medical doctors, the South African Internationally Trained Health Professionals Association (SAITHPA) discovered that its members, who had traveled abroad to study at their own expense, were not welcomed back with open arms.
The arrival of 217 Cuban doctors in South Africa to assist healthcare workers in fighting the novel Covid-19 virus will cost hundreds of millions of taxpayers money. According to News24, the assistance to South African medical services will cost almost R440 million for 187 doctors. The additional doctors that placed the group at 217 suggests that the operation - called for by President Cyril Ramaphosa - could cost even more. Included in the budget are airfare costs, accommodation, salaries, registration wit