Almost 300 000 South Africans will contract HIV this year. The country may be targeting a crucial five-year window to stem the tide of new infections.
During the Ebola crisis, banks, borders and markets were closed for over six months. The ban on Sunday markets still hasn't been lifted.
Health experts warn of a potentially fatal fungal infection that is said to be spreading in hospitals.
A number of small studies have been conducted in African countries on the effect of menstruation on girls’ school attendance.
Think paying your medical aid premiums every month ensures you access to the drugs you need when you get sick? Think again.
When Ebola hit an overcrowded slum in Freetown people feared the worst. But a gang of unlikely heroes emerged to help the community.
A local NGO is teaching inmates in Pollsmoor Prison how to practice yoga.
Kenyans could be the ones to show the world a new alternative to fossil fuels - and you won’t believe where it comes from.
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Mindfulness has seen a resurgence in popularity and is slowly making its way behind the walls of prisons worldwide, including those in South Africa.
The callous disregard shown at many levels for the wellbeing of vulnerable people proved fatal.
Major studies have established a link between a high sugar intake and coronary heart disease.
Reusable sanitary towels are cheaper than regular pads and tampons but the state is failing to distribute these to schoolgirls from poor families.
Former detainees tell of being denied chronic medication and contracting diseases like TB while incarcerated in the overcrowded Cape Town facility.
The right choice of contraceptive is crucial. Science can help you to choose one that's right for you.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.