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'South Africa has a critical shortage of doctors. The country’s eight medical schools produce between 1,100 and 1,300 new doctors annually, but experts say about 3,000 new doctors are needed each year.
According to a Sunday Times report, Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi said one of the ways of increasing the number of doctors was by building more medical schools. Limpopo will get another medical school in addition to the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, and plans are at an advanced stage to rebuild the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine.'