South Africa has some of the best PRIVATE health care in the world, but the public health care facilities are very poor (that's trying to be diplomatic).
NB: It is crucial that you have medical aid / insurance cover. Private health care is expensive and private hospitals will insist on upfront payment if you are not insured. It can literally be a matter of life or death if you have a medical emergency.
What emergency services are available?
If I go to a state hospital, will I have to pay?
Do state hospitals offer specialist treatment?
How do I find a private hospital in my area?
How do I find a GP in my area?
Should I get medical cover?
What medicines can I get over the counter?
What about alternative health practitioners?
What are traditional healers?
Is abortion legal? Where is it offered?
Where can I buy organic foods?
What is SA's policy on immunisation?