One in three people surveyed report being sexually abused by police

Pontsho Pilane

Sex workers tell of being tortured, including being beaten with sjamboks.


The testing ground: Could an experimental vaccine save the DRC from Ebola?

Sarah Boseley, The Guardian

The virus’ resurgence, this time in a city of more than one-million people could set the scene for a fast-spreading disaster.


Why is this 290-bed North West hospital catering for just 19 patients?

Pontsho Pilane

‘As doctors, we've advised each other to discharge stable patients and explain to there is nothing we can do.’


Limpopo: 0. Mpumalanga: 0. That's how many radiation oncologists these provinces have

Joan van Dyk

Meanwhile, a lone specialist in the North West caters for 3.7-million people as four provinces are forced to send patients to Gauteng.


[WATCH] What is compelled rape?

Demelza Bush, Mia Malan

Sonke Gender Justice's Ariane Nevin explains the difference between rape and compelled rape and how the law treats it.


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[LONG READ]: Why do parents abandon their babies?

Women who discard their newborns feel unsupported, often by the very professionals meant to counsel them.


[LISTEN] Why are women in 'blesser-like' relationships more likely to contract HIV?

Reproductive health doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng explains to Bhekisisa editor Mia Malan why age-disparate relationships make women more vulnerable to HIV.


Why it could cost less than R120 per year to save a life

Maternal deaths in developing regions would fall by 73% if all women had access to contraception and maternal healthcare, shows new research.